Private label and brands news

02 January 2014
As we welcome in 2014, Senior Business Analyst Nick Miles looks ahead and explores some of the trends and developments that we are likely to see emerge from Australia's dynamic and exciting grocery market over the next 12 months. 1. Thinking 'multichannel' will unlock new areas of growth After years of supermarket dominated retailing, the Australian grocery market is becoming increasingly comp...
16 December 2013
If the Norwegian Competition Authority approves cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA Norway, Coop Norge, Norway’s third largest retailer will partner with Rema 1000, the discount format of Reitangruppen. Initial cooperation between Norgesgruppen and ICA took effect in April On April 1st this year, the agreement between ICA Norway and Norgesgruppen’s wholesale company, Asko, took effect....
13 December 2013
ICA, Sweden’s largest retailer has announced its strategic priorities for 2014. Growth to come from Sweden and the Baltics, while Norway faces continued headwinds CEO, Per Stromberg commented 'Growth will continue in Sweden and the Baltic countries … When it comes to our Norway, operations remain challenging ' . 10 strategic priorities for 2014 ‘to enable continued growth and improved p...
12 December 2013
Lidl Belgium has been treating customers to free meals in top quality restaurants in exchange for completed surveys about Lidl and food at the end of their meal. Lidl "wines and dines" customers to change perceptions All dishes were produced using Lidl products and graded by customers, and Lidl reported positive results, with dishes receiving excellent feedback. The new initiative lets custom...
03 December 2013
Convenience developments from China, Japan and Taiwan from this key retailer. Launch of private label products in Taiwan In Taiwan, FamilyMart has introduced "FamilyMart Collection" private label products to its stores. The range incorporates 200 products, including daily essentials and food items. Online-to-offline developments Also in Taiwan, FamilyMart has partnered with Taobao, a...
02 December 2013
Coles has teamed up with food publication Gourmet Traveller to promote its Coles Finest private label products on the streets of Sydney and Melbourne. Truck to promote premium private label in key locations The Coles Finest truck will be touring the streets of Sydney and Melbourne over the next two weeks, promoting the best that Coles Finest private label has to offer. Coles says that its pro...
29 November 2013
Kesko, Finland’s second largest grocery retailer has launced an online shopping service in Helsinki and Vantaa. Launch follows successful trials K-Market Ruoholahti in Helsinki has trialled online grocery retailing, while other Kesko stores have offered collection and delivery services. In April 2013, Kespro launched a home delivery service in Helsinki, operating 250 deliveries daily. Cus...
26 November 2013
France-based Auchan has launched the QiLive brand, a private label that it will use for its electronic products. Tablet is first QiLive product The retailer has launched a tablet under the QiLive brand, with prices ranging between €149 and €249, with other products, like smartphones and cameras, to follow. A spokesperson was quoted as saying, ‘ The brand offers a range composed of accessible,...
20 November 2013
Leading UK delivered wholesaler Palmer & Harvey has now launched the first lines in its new private label range branded 'Independent'.  Targeted to meet the needs of independent and symbol group convenience retailers, and with many more products due to be added in 2014, ultimately the range is planned to include over 750; spanning many categories from ready meals to fruit and vegetables. A ke...
19 November 2013
Sainsbury's has begun launching its new look basics range, adding new lines and an updated look and feel to existing products. Fun and informative The new look basics range features the same orange and white colour scheme, but adds larger blocks of colour and new straplines to certain products, making sure the new design is fun and informative. The relaunch will also see the introduction of n...