Private label and brands news

08 February 2019
As Walmart launches another online-only, or digitally-native brand (DNVB), we look at how this aligns with its broader ecommerce strategy. Home furnishings range featuring over 650 products MoDRN is the retailer’s newest addition to its growing collection of digitally native brands. The home furnishings brand, comprising of three collections - Retro Glam, Refined Industrial and Scandinavian...
07 February 2019
ICA has reported that 2018 consolidated net sales increased by 5.4% to SEK 115,354m (€11bn). Operating profit excluding items affecting comparability marginally increased to to SEK 4,651m (€446m). Meanwhile, Axfood reported that consolidated net sales increased by 4.6% to SEK 48,085m (€4.6bn). Net profit increased by 7.5% to SEK 1,577m (€148.9m). ICA Sweden: net sales +3.9% ICA Sweden saw ...
29 January 2019
We round up the latest news from the Middle East as Noon launches its own private label range and as the Giant Group sells its Safestway brand to West Zone. Noon launches private label range Saudi Arabia-based, online retailer noon has launched its first private label range, called east. The launch is part of noon’s aim to offer customers “more choice, convenience and incredible value” . ...
29 January 2019
Italy-based Conad saw its private label ranges generate a turnover of €3.5bn in 2018. The turnover was up 7% year-on-year and accounted for a quarter of Conad’s total sales. Turnover increased by 3% to €13.4bn… Conad said that its total turnover rose by 3% to €13.4bn in 2018, underlining the outperformance of its private label ranges. It also said it had a 22.4% share of the Italian grocery...
28 January 2019
As part of its involvement in Marca 2019, the Private Label Conference and Exhibition, Italy-based retailer alliance Selex has discussed the performance and outlook for its private label ranges. Private labels growing faster than the country Selex saw a 5% increase in sales turnover to €890m in 2018. The organisation noted how private label sales were a key component of growth and represent...
25 January 2019
We round up the latest news from Italy-based retailers Pam, Selex and Unes. Pam acquires 16 Arimondo Stores… Pam has acquired 16 stores in Genoa, Savona and Imperia from regional retailer Arimondo. The acquisition follows a commercial partnership agreement signed between the companies in November 2018. The partnership aims to offer customers “ a richer and more innovative range, at always c...
22 January 2019
Tesco Lotus has launched 45 Thai food products under the Tesco brand. Tesco Authentic Thai range The food products include both savoury and sweet items with top quality ingredients from Thailand. These include sweet tamarind from Phetchabun, purple sweet potatoes from Ubon Ratchathani, durian from Chanthaburi, mangoes from Prachuap Khiri Khan and coconut sugar from Samut Songkhram. The ingr...
21 January 2019
We look at how Target is aiming to grow its share in the baby category through private label development. Extending Cloud Island private label Following the exit of Toys R Us and Babies R Us from the US market last year, opportunities to gain share in the toys and baby categories emerged. Building on its private brand expertise, Target is extending its Cloud Island brand into baby essential...
18 January 2019
Amazon has started to sell its private label Whole Foods Market products through some of its European websites. Certain products are now available on the German, French, Italian and Spanish Amazon web stores, Tijd reports. A range of dry food products sold So far, customers have been able to purchase nuts, couscous and dried fruit from the Whole Foods range. The packaging has been adapted t...
16 January 2019
Lidl has reported a year-on-year sales increase of 8% over Christmas in the six weeks leading up to 30th December. The growth was attributed to its strongly positioned premium range and continued expansion of its estate. Premium private label increasingly resonates with shoppers Lidl’s premium private label product range ‘Deluxe’ saw a 33% sales increase year-on-year over the holiday period...