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David Salazar

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June 2020

Wegmans' house brands meet customer needs in detergent, paper goods and canned food at the retailer's Brooklyn flagship
Store Brands in the Wild feature ventures into CVS Pharmacy to see the revamped Live Better store brand
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August 2020

Wakefern's expanded partnership with Inmar Intelligence could enable the retailer to launch programmatic digital, influencer campaigns for its store brands

Private label and branded freeze-dried food maker gets home-state retailer to carry its Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Hemp Chews

July 2020

These winning products are the Nonfoods items that stood out in various categories

Amazon's drone engineers developed an improved face shield that the company is offering at cost on its website.

Stefano Pessina will be stepping down as CEO, with plans to become executive chairman of Walgreens Boots Alliance once his successor is chosen, replacing longtime executive chairman James Skinner, who will remain on the board

Acquisition of Versatile Industries kicks off the company's positioning its hemp- and CBD-infused ready-to-drink offerings for private label

The 7NOW delivery app enables customers to elect to pick up their purchases at their nearest 7-Eleven store

The private equity-owned spirits producer works to support private brands and bulk suppliers with its post-distillation and filtering technology

The virtual PLMA 2020 Washington Conference, taking place Oct. 6 and 7, will feature speakers to discuss antitrust regulations, trade with China and the supply chain

Paperbird, Bowl & Basket won gold, silver, bronze and Best in Show awards in the annual competition devoted to the art of private brand package design. 

CVS Pharmacy, Kroger, Publix, Schnucks and Walgreens all have announced nationwide face covering requirements at all stores

Catalina's latest insights show that retailers will need to focus on certain shoppers in order to hang onto gains in private label interest seen in the early days of the pandemic

The product, which joins the company's Azul Blue Diamond line of private label skin care products, is meant to combat dry and irritated hands caused by frequent washing and sanitizing

Policy seeks to offer consistency across stores as 65% of the retailers' locations are in states that already have mandates around face coverings

The store brand version aims to tap into the roughly $200 million in sales that IRI data says the branded product pulled in for the 52 weeks ended May 17

A new store in Seoul, South Korea marked the chain’s 71,100th store in the world after 90 years in business

The Union, N.J.-based retailer named Neil Lick senior vice president of owned brands, joining the company after 22 years at Williams-Sonoma

Global Widget, which offers branded and private label CBD products, is introducing gummies with more CBD per piece

Even with Walgreens sales up, Walgreens Boots Alliance's Boots UK chain saw COVID-19 lead to lower sales, but also a shift to digital and a chance to conduct a virtual own brand launch

Leading private label textile importer to develop home goods line for Anne Klein to be sold by retailers in-store and online

With the clinics co-located with Walgreens stores, it is possible that the retailer will look to expand the selection of health-and-wellness-focused private label items it offers in-store

Hemp producers foray into topicals features its CBD isolate, which it also sells to retailers and wholesalers for use in private label products

Private label water producer Ice River Springs said the buy would expand its offerings beyond private label in Canada

Starting in August, 160 Walmart parking lots nationwide will play host to drive-in movies; the company's star-studded virtual summer camp launches July 8

Retailer discounting store brands by 30% for veterans and military members from July 3-5

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