Private label and brands news

07 September 2017
We round up the latest European news from SPAR International, considering developments in Denmark and Central & Eastern Europe. SPAR Denmark: Dagrofa plans 25 new stores… Dagrofa is investing €6.7m in the expansion of 25 new SPAR stores in Denmark. By the end of 2017, Dagrofa plans to operate 142 SPAR stores. Having previously taken the decision to close its KIWI discount chain, Dagrofa is ...
16 August 2017
We round up the first half results from ICA and Axfood, while Coop Sverige reveals a change in CEO. Sweden H1: Axfood outperforms ICA Market leader ICA saw total consolidated net sales increase by 2.4% to SEK 52,182m (€5.5bn) . ICA Sweden saw first half net sales increased by 2.9% to SEK 37,398m (€3.9bn). ICA attributed growth to an increase in footfall and higher average basket. Elsewh...
27 July 2017
Bestway Wholesale has revealed that its new ‘Best-one’ own-label range has resulted in strong sales growth against the previous ‘Best-in’ brand. ‘Best-one’ replaces ‘Best-in’ Bestway launched its newly updated own-label range the beginning of the month, replacing the ‘Best-in’ brand. The new ‘Best-one’ label aligns with the identity of its symbol group and the new design has been intr...
25 July 2017
We round up the latest news from Belgium as Delhaize introduces new and refurbished stores, while Carrefour is taking its pop up organic-local food truck on tour. Delhaize opens around 30 stores & refurbishes 120 others in 2017... Delhaize will open 16 new stores in the second half of 2017, following opening 13 others in the first half of the year. Around half of the newly opened stores are...
24 July 2017
Western Canada's Overwaitea Food Group has started to stock a range of Tesco's private brand products. Focus on core packaged grocery products The range of packaged grocery products is currently being rolled out across the retailer's Save-On-Foods stores with the 'Affordable British Favourites' tagline. The initiative is being actively promoted with exterior banners, directional floor stick...
20 July 2017
Finnish market leader S Group has reported its results for the first half of 2017, highlighting that sales excluding tax increased by 2.4% to €5.5bn. The retailer’s grocery sales in Finland increased by 1.6% to €3.4bn, driven by continued price cuts, particularly in Finnish produce. Commenting on the results, CEO Taavi Heikkilä said, ‘Our grocery sales continued to outperform the general mark...
11 July 2017
Target is set to launch four new ranges as part of its plans to develop 12 new private brands. Aiming to accelerate growth in most profitable categories Private brands have been a major area of strength and differentiator for Target. Over the next two years it plans on developing 12 new brands, impacting $10bn of current volume. The expectation is that this will accelerate growth within man...
30 June 2017
Major UK grocery wholesaler Bestway has launched a rolling programme to overhaul its retail channel private label offer, to create an enhanced and updated range for its independent retailer customers. Best-one name to replace Best-in A key part of the re-positioning this private label offer is the change of identity to Best-one, in order to align its identity specifically with Bestway's fas...
26 June 2017
Kroger has added over 1,800 items to its private brands offer over the last 12 months as it aims to further differentiate its offer versus its peer group. Accounting for a quarter of sales Kroger’s private brands offer currently extends to over 30,000 items, many of which are produced at one of its 38 US-based production facilities. Last year, it sold 8.2bn units, representing around 28% of...
14 June 2017
Australia's market leading retailer has officially launched its new mid-tier private label range, which will see the 'Select' brand removed from its shelves. Focusing on improving quality and customer perception Last June, Woolworths announced that it would be replacing its 'Select' brand with a new range simply known as 'Woolworths' and the retailer has now officially launched the new...