Private label and brands news

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...
05 December 2018
We look at how Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is making its private label chocolate traceable, while Carrefour Poland forms a coalition to promote organic farming. Albert Heijn invests in traceability Albert Heijn has partnered with Switzerland-based chocolate maker Barry Callebaut to make its private label chocolate traceable. The partnership reflects the growing interest in ethical sou...
03 December 2018
Kaufland launched several initiatives and ranges across its operations in Germany and the CEE. Kaufland Germany and Romania on WhatsApp Combined with the website, emails, and in-store leaflets, the retailer will now also communicate with it shoppers via the messenger service. Shoppers will receive short messages with promotions and recipes. According to download statistics over 60% of the G...
29 November 2018
Waitrose & Partners is rolling out its Supper Clubs, committed to new sustainability pledges for the Duchy Organic private label range, and reportedly scaling back on its brand price matching. Scale back of price match According to reports in The Times, Waitrose has reduced the number of products under its price match pledge from 8,000 to 1,200. The retailer first introduced its price ma...
23 November 2018
Lidl has launched an online store in Finland. The service is largely health-focused, offering ‘nutritional supplements, superfoods, nuts and vitamins’ .  Around 100 products available, Sportyfeel at the heart The website can be shopped via www.sportyfeel.fi , with Lidl's private label Sportyfeel nutritional supplement range accounting for around half of the 100 products sold on the w...
15 November 2018
IGD was invited to Ahold Delhaize’s Capital Markets Day in New York, where we heard directly from the retailer’s Management Board on its ‘Leading Together’ strategy. We also saw first-hand how it is ‘reimagining the Stop & Shop’ brand in Connecticut. The key highlights we took away from the event were: From ‘Better Together’ to ‘Leading Together’ strategy Target to double ...