Private label and brands news

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...
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...
15 January 2019
Germany-based wholesaler Metro Cash and Carry’s division in India, according to the company, has turned a profit for the first time in 15 years. 2.8% decrease in sales Metro Cash & Carry reported a decrease in sales of 2.8% from €798m in 2016-17 to €776m in 2017-18. The company’s country-specific profit figures remain unknown. However, it has been reported that sales in local currency (INR)...
04 January 2019
We look at how Leclerc is lowering the prices of its private label range, Marque Repère. Meanwhile, Michel Edouard Leclerc has announced on his blog that Leclerc has signed a tariff agreement with Danone Fresh Products. Leclerc reduces the prices of 4,600 products… France-based trade publication LSA has reported that Leclerc has decided to lower the prices of 4,600 products within its Marqu...
18 December 2018
Italy-based cooperative Conad has released its forecast for its 2018 financial performance. Conad said it expected its turnover to increase by 3% to €13.4bn. CEO Francesco Pugliese said the performance was better than expected, considering the “worrying decline in consumption” in the country. Market leadership positions Conad said its performance had enabled it to strengthen its share in ...
11 December 2018
As Carrefour phases out the Easy banner in Belgium, commits to reducing its private label packaging in Poland and expands in Romania, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour Belgium to rebrand Easy as Express Carrefour will rebrand its 12 Easy stores in Belgium to the Express banner. Spokesperson Baptiste Van Outryve said, “We had previously stopped the expansion of Easy. After the a...
06 December 2018
As Coop Italia looks for new opportunities to export a private label range to Germany, Spanish start-up Glovo expands its delivery offer in Italy. Meanwhile, Esselunga enhances its shopper engagement by bringing augmented reality to stores through its app. Coop expands private label range to Germany Since 2015, Coop Italia has signed agreements with several retailers globally that has led t...