Private label and brands news

27 March 2014
Carrefour has revealed plans to increase the international turnover of premium private label range Reflets de France, including an imminent launch in China. Range to make Chinese debut in April Jérôme Bédier, general secretary at Carrefour, revealed the plans at a lunch with France's foreign trade minister Nicole Bricq on 26 March. Mr Bédier said Carrefour hopes to double annual export tu...
13 March 2014
Spain-based DIA, at its 2014 Investor Day, raised a number of positives it sees for its operations in the medium term, with a particular focus on the expansion of its health and beauty banner Clarel. Clarel conversion has performed well In the presentation DIA’s commercial director, Juan Cubillo, discussed the evolution of the brand ‘From Schlecker to Clarel’. Since the acquisition of Schleck...
12 March 2014
Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret has announced its full year results for 2013, reporting a 9.9% increase in sales to TRY 7,127m (€2,308.9m). The retailer also reported that annual gross profit increased by 11.2% to TRY 1,895m (€613.9m). Store count breaks through 1,000 barrier In the results announcement, the retailer stated that it has exceeded its target of new store openings, with the superm...
05 March 2014
Turkish discount retailer BIM has announced its 2013 results, revealing that net sales rose by 19.6%, reaching TRY 11.8bn (€3.8bn). The retailer also enjoyed double digit growth in like for like sales, reporting an increase of 10.8% for the full year. Net income rose 24.4% to TRY 413m (€134.7m).   Store count continues to grow at home and abroad During 2013, the retailer continued to o...
26 February 2014
Following this week's investor presentations, we explore three key messages from Philip Clarke, Group Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Committee on Tesco’s key strategic priorities: investment in the UK business, establishing multichannel leadership and pursuing disciplined international growth. Cap-ex and new space reduced Measures taken to free up resources include a reduction...
24 February 2014
Carrefour is launching new ranges for fresh products in France, and health & beauty in Romania. Health & beauty range comes to Romania The cosmetics and personal care range Les Cosmétiques Design Paris was initially launched in 2012 in France, followed by rollout to Italy, Spain and Belgium. Three lines have been introduced into Romania, for facial and hair care; two further make-up line...
13 February 2014
In collaboration with local retailer Rustan's Group, Tesco has opened the first standalone F&F clothing stores in the Philippines. Extending F&F's global reach through franchise partnership Launching its first store in the end of January, a further two stores have already opened their doors, and all three are located in Mindanao, southern Philippines. F&F is preparing to enter the capital, ...
13 February 2014
Store conversions continue to be rolled out by Penny in Germany, while Rewe's organic private label range leads in Austria. Penny refurbishment progress full steam ahead Entering into its third year of refurbishment, Penny Rewe's discounter banner, is gaining ground, with about 1,400 stores converted to the new format. This is out of a total 2,230 stores planned to be completed by the end of 20...
12 February 2014
ICA, Sweden’s largest retailer has announced its 2013 annual results, reporting a slight decline in net sales by 0.1% to SEK 99.5bn (€11.3bn). Despite this, the retailer also reported that net sales rose by 0.4% to SEK 26.0bn (€2.9bn) in the fourth quarter of the year. Sweden and the Baltics see continued growth… In Sweden, ICA’s largest market, the retailer reported that 2013 net sales rose b...
10 February 2014
Migros has launched a campaign called Élaboré chez nous (Made by us) to promote the wide variety and diversity of private label products made in its own production facilities. Showcasing closeness to customers Migros manufactures nearly 10,000 products, from chocolate to sunscreen. The retailer's head of marketing, Hansueli Siber, believes this capability allows Migros to satisfy cust...