Private label and brands news

08 December 2017
As Ahold Delhaize creates Ahold Delhaize USA, Dick Boer has also given an interview with NRC Handelsblad , focusing on the role of innovation, health, convenience and online. In other news, the retailer is expanding its presence and offer in Romania. This is a key growth market for the retailer. IGD forecasts the market will account for over 7% of sales by 2022, over double that forecasted in  ...
05 December 2017
We share the latest from SPAR International across a variety of European markets including Austria, Croatia, the Netherlands, Russia and Albania. SPAR Austria invests in new private label ‘SPAR Enjoy’ drinks range SPAR Austria has invested in a variety of new private label drinks under the 'SPAR Enjoy' brand over the last quarter. This includes a range of rainbow juices  featuring e...
04 December 2017
We round up the latest developments from the leading Finnish grocery retailers at home and abroad. In Finland, this includes Kesko's changes at the top and S Group's checkout livestream. Meanwhile, S Group is set to expand in Russia and Estonia, while Kesko is partnering with Lenta to export Kesko private label products in Russia. Finland: Kesko makes changes at the top Jorma Rauhala , Pre...
16 November 2017
Walgreens relaunches Nice!, and Walgreens Boots Alliance introduces its new skincare range, co-creeated with customers. Walgreens relaunches Nice! A new campaign and packaging redesign marks the relaunch of Walgreens's Nice! grocery private label range. The strapline "Simple, honest, delicious" reflects the range's alignment with current health trends, including organic and gluten-free prod...
08 November 2017
Ahold Delhaize has released its Q3 results, reporting that pro forma net sales at constant exchange rates increased by 2.1% to €15.1bn. Meanwhile, ‘income from continuing operations was €362m, €127m higher than last year’ . Net sales driven by Netherlands, Delhaize America and CSE division The Netherlands continued to drive performance, with pro forma net sales up 4.1% to €3.1bn , whil...
07 November 2017
Penny has launched a new private label brand called Free. Free from growing With demand for specialist dietary products growing, Penny has launched a new private label brand called Free. The new range will include 14 products that are gluten or lactose free, catering to the growing needs of shoppers in this area, at a reasonable price. Wide assortment The new range will offer a range ...
30 October 2017
Following the launch of Uniquely J at Jet.com , Walmart is introducing a new range of Italian products to its stores under the Sam’s Choice Italia brand. Spans several product categories Developed in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency, the new range which operates as a sub-brand of the wider Sam’s Choice private brand, features 40 products. These include boxed dinners, bagged past...
30 October 2017
We round up the latest news from Ahold Delhaize as its Cheif eCommerce and Innovation Officer exits and Food Lion partners with Instacart. Meanwhile in Europe, Albert Heijn is trialing a new concept in the Netherlands and Delhaize is collaborating with a health advocate on a range of ready meals. Hanneke Faber joins Unilever Ahold Delhaize’s Chief eCommerce and Innovation Officer, Hanneke F...
23 October 2017
Walmart’s Jet.com business has launched a range of private brand products, Uniquely J. We look at how this aligns with its broader strategy for private brands. Plan to attract more premium-focused shoppers The initial range of around 60 products spans core consumable categories and are sold under the 'Uniquely J' brand, providing its shoppers with a premium-focused offer. Earlier this month...
16 October 2017
We round up the latest news from the Netherlands. This focuses on online and digital developments, new private label ranges, changes at the top and a charitable promotion. Albert Heijn adds Siri capability with voice-enabled shopping lists  Albert Heijn shoppers can now create and edit voice-enabled shopping lists through the Siri and the retailer’s app. A press release from Albert Heijn hi...