Private label and brands news

05 September 2018
As Selex’s chief executive, Maniele Tasca, discusses why it is growing faster than the market, Coop Italia rolls out a range of initiatives and Unes launches a new private label range, we round up news from the country. Selex growing faster than the market As part of an interview in Distribuzione Moderna, Tasca discussed why the organisation was outperforming the market. He highlighted the ...
17 August 2018
We’ve been in Brussels and Antwerp to see some of the latest innovations from the country’s leading retailers, Colruyt, Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour and more. We bring you the highlights. 1. Colruyt pushes the boundaries in premium retailing at Cru… Market leader Colruyt, while famous for its low-cost operating model, is also innovating in premium retailing. It runs three Cru stores, with Cr...
17 August 2018
ICA has released its first half results, reporting that consolidated net sales increased by 5.2% to SEK 56,439m (€5.4bn). Operating profit excluding items affecting comparability declined by 3.7% to SEK 2,013m (€193.3m). CEO: positive trends continued but weak earnings for ICA Sweden Commenting on the results, CEO Per Strömberg said, ‘The trends from the first quarter of the year continued...
06 August 2018
Trading in South Africa remains challenging, creating an increasingly competitive environment for retailers. We look at price changes, food inflation and how this has driven growth in private label. Mixed price changes across categories The Consumer Price Index has shown some positive results for South African shoppers. Although some prices have risen, many staple items have decreased. Brea...
17 July 2018
Sweden’s Axfood has reported its first half results, with net sales increased by 4.9% to SEK 23,665m (€2.3bn), while net profit increased by 11.5% to SEK 767m (€74.1m).  CEO: ‘strong performance in a market undergoing major changes’ Commenting on the results, President and CEO Klas Balkow said, ‘During the first half of the year we had strong performance in a market undergoing major chan...
16 July 2018
Albertsons has partnered with Instacart to launch an online market, O Organics Market, featuring products from its O Organics and Open Nature private brands. Private brand powerhouse The service has launched initially in San Francisco and Washington, DC, before potentially rolling-out to other cities. The service offers almost 3,800 items from the O Organics, Open Nature and other organic a...
16 July 2018
Kaufland Slovakia launched a locally sourced private label range under the name ‘Z lásky k tradícii’ (From love to tradition). Kaufland Slovakia’s spokesperson, Lucia Langová, said that ‘the project was to mimic the Romanian concept ' K-Vreau din România ' that was launched November 2017. 'Z lásky k tradícii’ is local and quality The ‘Z lásky k tradícii’ range obtains traditional Slovak...
14 June 2018
As Crai and its affiliates launch new banners in the country, members of Conad set out their investment plans and Despar and Unes investigate private label opportunities, we round up news from the country. Leader Price launches in Italy… Crai, in conjunction with France-based Casino, has opened the first Leader Price stores in Italy, in Borgo Satollo, Como and Voghera. The three sites are p...
06 June 2018
Albertsons has launched an ultra-premium private brand, Signature Reserve. Developed to offer unparalleled quality Signature Reserve has been developed to offer exceptional quality, using expertly sourced flavors and ingredients. The initial launch of Signature Reserve is for seven flavors of ice cream. These include Brazilian Guava Cheesecake, Madagascar Vanilla, Colombian Cold Brew Carame...
28 May 2018
Target is launching three new private brands, developed to build appeal with teenagers and young adults. Building relevant in-store and digital experiences The new brands span clothing and technology categories. ‘Wild Fable’ has been developed for young women, ‘Original Use’ for young men while ‘heyday’ is Target’s first electronics private brand. It includes headphones, speakers and cell p...