Owned Brands (Private Label)

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  1. Data & Insights
In today’s digital age almost all of us have experienced the thrill of clicking “add to cart” and the subsequent anticipation of our purchases arriving. Yet many of us may not reflect on the multitude of interactions and emotions that succeed that singular moment. Underlying these experiences is the invisible hand of artificial intelligence, steering […]
  1. Channel: Convenience
  Success does leave clues and at Casey’s General Stores once again it was Pizza, Pizza, Pizza that drive a strong first quarter, marked by an uptick in inside sales; you guessed it driven be pizza sales.  Regular reader of this blog know that Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® was […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
    [[“value”:” Grubhub has managed to fend off a bid from Kroger to stop the use of a fork-and-knife logo, reports Reuters. Kroger’s meal-kit service Home Chef was not able to convince a U.S. appeals court to block Grubhub’s use of the logo, which it says is too similar to its own branding. The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” Wegmans, the 107-year-old grocery chain based in Rochester, N.Y., has topped Fortune’s Best Companies list every year since the list was launched in 1998, and this year it has managed a repeat performance. Fortune reports that Wegmans has been recognized for so long because, for starters, it has over 53,000 workers and […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  The retail foodservice customers are not fickle, they are evolving, dynamic, and moving forward searching for ways to make dinner complexity free according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson.  I hope you are not the Neanderthal brand marketer waiting for yesterday and the status quo to return to the way things in the restaurant, grocery, and convenience store sectors […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
On the subject of treating employees in a way that keeps them engaged, one MNB reader wrote: I have a nephew with limited cognitive skills but is a loyal bagger at a Michigan Kroger. On his fifth year of service he received a package containing Thank You cards from store management and fellow workers as […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“A few years back, when I was with Dollar General in the Chief Merchant seat, Fortune saw us as “a crafty mix of 7-Eleven-like convenience and Walmart-like low prices.” Yeah, but…that description doesn’t begin to do justice to the strong value-and-convenience proposition of the value channel – a proposition that’s put Dollar General and Dollar […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
    [[“value”:” In a deal which could end up being the foundation for their $24.6 billion merger deal, Kroger and Albertsons Cos. have sold 413 stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers. The sale also includes eight distribution centers and five private label brands. Related: Will the Kroger, Albertsons merger create pharmacy deserts? The two […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
​[[“value”:” In Kroger’s Q2 earnings release on September 8, the company reported a slowing of comp sales for the quarter, while signaling the challenges of lapping inflation-driven results in Q3 of 2022 and facing a disinflationary macroeconomic environment for the remainder of the fiscal year. In the most critical piece of news, Kroger and Albertsons […]
  1. Department: Food
Waitrose lowers the price of 250 autumn products. Credit: John Lewis Partnership. Supermarket chain Waitrose is lowering the prices of 250 popular autumn products, marking the third round of cuts this year. Starting 13 September, prices will be cut on everyday foods such as pasta, whole chicken, sausages and potatoes by 10% on average. The […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its second quarter 2023 results, reaffirmed 2023 guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.
  1. Media & Marketing
This is a brand-business truth. To be considered fair value and not be perceived as cheap, brands must avoid excessive marketing communications that emphasize price as the reason to buy. Excessive emphasis on price builds deal loyalty. Building deal loyalty does not build brand loyalty. Deal loyalty is not real loyalty. True brand loyalty cannot […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Associated Press reports that “the European Union on Wednesday targeted Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook owner Meta and TikTok parent ByteDance under new digital rules aimed at reining in the market power of online companies. “The six companies were classed as online ‘gatekeepers’ that must face the highest level of scrutiny under […]
  1. Channel: Drug
CVS Health has finally revealed its strategy for biosimilars of AbbVie’s Humira. Rather than announce multiple biosimilars for its pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) formulary, the company will instead launch Cordavis, a new subsidiary that will market a private label, low-list-price version of Sandoz’ Hyrimoz. Here’s the press release: CVS Health Launches Cordavis. Below, I highlight […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Less than a year after its launch, Smart Way’s household penetration grew 4.5 percentage points year-over-year in Q2, per new findings from Numerator. Kroger has launched a budget private label line called Smart Way. Courtesy of Kroger The Friday Checkout is a weekly column providing more insight on the news, rounding up the announcements you may […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
For many retailers, the back-to-school season is one of the biggest events of the year — and 2023 is looking to be no exception. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), total expected spending will be $890 per U.S. household for back-to-school shopping in 2023, for a total of $41.5 billion. Back to college looks to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
JCPenney is self-funding its latest turnaround plan, which includes a reinvestment in its core customer and a more focused value proposition.   CEO Marc Rosen shared in a briefing that given the retailer’s “strong balance sheet,” it is taking cash flow generated by the business and reinvesting it in core initiatives that will help “make every […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
After a long, relaxing summer, it’s time for students around the U.S. to begin preparations for a return to school. While this time of the year may not be a favorite for students, it’s certainly enjoyed by online fraudsters who look to exploit the occasion for their own gains. That’s why “back to school” fraud […]
  1. International
Private label sellers are making their mark in the ever-expanding world of commerce across Canada and the rest of the world. They bring unique products to the market, build brand identities, and create loyal customer bases. But amidst the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurship, most private label sellers often overlook the role of trademarking in […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
In today’s highly competitive retail landscape, private label brands have emerged as a powerful force, capturing the attention of both consumers and retailers alike. Once considered a category of cheap generic alternatives, private label has undergone a remarkable transformation and become a way for retailers to differentiate.  In this episode of Retail Remix, host Alicia […]
  1. Department & Category
  At the intersection of successful growth and looking a customer ahead is information that helps you drive branding ideations, and customer focused planning.  To that end Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® wants to share with you some new insights via a guest blog, that can assist you in looking […]
  1. Data & Insights
At Wiser Solutions, we understand that increasing your share of shelf is a top priority for any business. It’s about more than just having your products available; it’s about making them the go-to choice for consumers.   That’s where suggestive selling comes in.   This powerful strategy can be the difference between a product that merely exists […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
​ This audio is auto-generated. Please let us know if you have feedback. It’s been another week with far more retail news than there is time in the day. Below, we break down some things you may have missed during the week, and what we’re still thinking about. From pumpkin spice’s return to retail, and […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Customers shopping at Tesco will soon see changes across its own brand milk – as the supermarket works with suppliers to make milk bottles even easier to recycle.� By removing coloured plastic and changing blue, red and green milk caps to a clear alternative – on around 425 million bottles of milk every year – […]

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Hy-Vee launched the full-scale version of its retail media network, called Hy-Vee RedMedia, at the Groceryshop 2023 conference this week in Las Vegas. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer described the platform as a disruptor in the retail media landscape that will connect brands directly with Hy-Vee’s customer base across multiple platforms, including both online […]
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Instacart saw its share price erode in the two days following its initial public offering, after it rose 12.7% in its first day of trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The stock settled down to just slightly over its IPO price of $30 per share on Wednesday, its first full day on the exchange, then ranged […]
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#30DaysofRetailMedia | Day 21: Retail Media Metrics Metrics help brand advertisers measure retail media effectiveness. Key performance indicators (KPIs) span the full marketing funnel, as consumers can enter anywhere. Brand advertisers: 🎯 Choose KPIs according to their objectives📊 Measure baseline results for meaningful comparisons🌟 Review their metrics for data insights to optimize their processes and […]
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Experts predict slow growth in 2023 holiday sales as consumers tighten their belts in a tough economy, but e-commerce will remain a bright spot. Stores are filling with displays of holiday decorations and holiday-themed merchandise as retailers eagerly prepare for the annual shopping surge, but consumers may not be as excited. Forecasts for 2023 holiday […]