Private label and brands news

15 July 2013
Londis has announced it is to introduce new own brand value bays, offering top-selling SuperValu and Daily Basics products at rounded price points. Follows on from successful '£1 bays' The new bays will include up to 18 products from the Londis mid-tier and entry level own brand ranges, with products priced at either £1, £1.50 or £2. The introduction of these bays follows on from the succe...
01 July 2013
Italian retailer Conad has cut prices on 1,000 private label products in a promotion that will run until the end of November. 'Bassi e Fissi' - 'Low and Fixed' The promotion began on 1 July and is designed to support Italian families in tough economic times. It covers daily necessities and basic products. Communicating value credentials is key Conad has seven private label ranges. Gr...
17 June 2013
Woolworths' chief executive Grant O'Brien has put his backing behind strengthening the retailer's capability to deliver ready meal solutions, supporting both the changing needs of customers but also the retailer's increasing focus on smaller urban formats. Vertically integrated facilities to deliver new ready meal ranges The Australian reports that Woolworths plans to build several factories ...
14 June 2013
Rewe has announced developments in Austria in relation to its private label strategy and expansion on forecourts. Billa launches premium private label Billa has introduced a premium private label under the Billa Corso brand name. The company said that the range was made up of more than 100 products from Austria and around the world. The new range will be in addition to its existing privat...
11 June 2013
The Eroski Cooking range comprises fish, meat and pasta dishes which are quick to prepare and which can be combined with different sauces and garnishes. Range to be extended to more stores this year The range was designed at the Basque Culinary Centre and, in line with  Eroski's principles, is free from preservatives and artificial colours. Initially available at nine stores in the Bas...
10 June 2013
Coles has introduced a new range of private label ready meals under the name 'Coles Made Easy'. Initial range of meats, roasts and seasonal vegetables The new range of 'Made Easy' ready meals has been introduced via an advert featuring the Coles new girl 'Jenny', a new personality which the retailer has created to generate excitement and shout about all the new products at Coles supermarke...
04 June 2013
In separate announcements, Carrefour has said that it is planning to add further convenience stores in Romania through franchising, while also declaring that it is enjoying success with its private label ranges. Private label share reaches 13% in Romania Vlad Ardelean, Carrefour’s Commercial Director in Romania, said that following growth of over 10% in 2012, private labels accounted for ...
30 May 2013
Landmark, the major national buying group for UK wholesalers across both retail and catering channels, has revealed sales through its membership up by 10.5% for the full year to 30 April 2013. Private label seeing strong uplifts After 2011/12 when Landmark's private label sales saw growth of 27%, 2012/13 saw further progress with sales across the full range of private label products up 8%...
20 May 2013
Tesco has confirmed that it will work with two of the world's leading franchise operators to open over fifty F&F branded clothing stores outside of the UK. F&F to expand into nine new markets over next five years Over the the next five years Tesco and its partners will open F&F branded clothing stores across the Middle East, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The deal sees the UK'...
07 May 2013
Belgium-based Colruyt has announced plans to launch a new umbrella private label brand called ‘Boni Selection’. New brand to unify a number of private labels The retailer has said that ‘Boni Selection’ will replace more than 50 existing private label brands and will come with new, distinctive packaging and will stand for ‘ affordable, homely quality products ’. Colruyt went on to say that the...