Private label and brands news

22 April 2013
SPAR has become the latest UK symbol group to step up its focus on the forecourt sector, with the launch of a fully branded site format, providing SPAR branding across both fuel and store offers. The biggest symbol in the forecourt sector With almost 700 affiliated stores located on forecourts SPAR has a bigger presence in this sector than any other UK symbol group, though retailers opera...
22 April 2013
Musgrave has introduced a wholly revamped private label range for its Irish convenience and neighbourhood stores under the Centra brand.  Differentiated with simple and bold on-pack designs, presenting a 'Bright New Range', the Centra brand of products now includes 900 lines across key grocery categories. Biggest ever launch by Centra The new Centra range demonstrates Musgrave's commitment ...
19 April 2013
In separate statements, Netherlands-based Albert Heijn and Rewe in Austria have highlighted the positive sales performance of their organic private label ranges. Rewe sees expansion of ja! Natürlich Rewe said that sales of its ja! Natürlich organic private label brand had grown by 3.6% in Austria, to €323.3 million in 2012, following on from 7% growth in the previous year. The retailer said...
10 April 2013
Netherlands-based Albert Heijn has, according to Distrifood, begun to replace the entry level EuroShopper private label brand with a new AH Basic range. New private label to build on strength of Albert Heijn brand The retailer said that the range would enable it to build on the strength and heritage of the Albert Heijn brand name. Alfred Levi, Albert Heijn’s director of marketing, merchandi...
10 April 2013
As it looks to strengthen links with key suppliers and form longer term partnerships. Coles has agreed deals with two of Australia's dairy co-operatives, Murray Goulbourn and Norco. Contracts will supply private label milk Australia's largest dairy co-operative, Murray Goulbourn, which has 2,500 member farms, has signed a ten year contract, which will see the company supply the retailer's...
08 April 2013
As part of its 40th anniversary year, leading UK wholesale buying group Landmark has launched a three-week promotion for retailers offering its 40 best-selling Lifestyle private label products at wholesale prices that guarantee 40% profit on retail on all these lines.  Beginning on the 1st April, the '40 Great Groceries' promotion runs until the 20th. 30% POR guarantee ongoing plus cash back sup...
03 April 2013
Musgrave GB is to further consolidate the fresh capability of its Londis symbol group retailers with the launch of a new range of core fruit and vegetable pre-packs, all price-marked at everyday low price-points. A solution to meet needs of consumers and retailers Comprising some 35 lines of the most popular fruit and vegetables, the new Londis range is designed to provide a simple and effec...
05 March 2013
Europe’s largest cosmetics and perfumeries retailer, Marionnaud, has launched ‘Nature’, a new range of own brand products. Naturally sourced and environmentally friendly   The retailer, owned by A.S. Watson, has launched ‘Nature’, a new range of facial and body care products containing less chemical ingredients that could be potentially harmful to skin, health and the environment. Prod...
28 February 2013
Morrisons is launching a children's clothing range, called Nutmeg, next month. A significant new range for Morrisons The childrenswear range, comprising 500 items, will go into 100 stores starting in March, and marks a step forward for Morrisons and a move into new territory. Clearly, childrens clothing ranges have been very successful for many of Morrisons competitors, meeting an important ...
26 February 2013
Eroski has met with more than 400 fresh and grocery private label suppliers in Bilbao today, to outline plans to strengthen the parties' already close co-operation as part of the strategic plan for 2013-16. Economic crisis requires joint efforts Group CEO Javier Amézaga said suppliers play a key role in developing the  Eroski model.  The retailer prides itself on its closeness to suppliers...