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David Salazar

Managing Editor


March 2020

Store Brands managing editor David Salazar talks to Rite Aid's CEO Heyward Donigan on the importance of keeping employees healthy to help lead during the COVID-19 pandemic


May 2020

After a successful pilot in select markets, Aldi's curbside pickup is expanding to more than 600 stores in 35 states

The company, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has unveiled its Linden Street brand, focused on casual bedding styles and craftsmanship

Data from Spins and the Plant Based Foods Association shows big sales growth for plant-based products amid some of the highest-volume periods of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EatWell format will focus on health-and-wellness offerings, as well as natural foods, and include the retailer's premium Culinaria store brand and others

Richard Ashworth, who has been with Walgreens for nearly 30 years in various capacities, will become president and CEO of Tivity Health

The Essential Waitrose redesign includes an overhaul of packaging to be more widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable

Alongside e-commerce growth, a whopping 74% higher than its prior-year Q1, Walmart said it will shut down, which it acquired in 2016

The application is designed to use machine-learning algorithms to help retailers better manage their pricing and promotion strategies

In some categories that Field Agent researched, more than half of the consumers said they preferred the Great Value brand over the national competitor

The Phoenix-based manufacturer also noted that it can work with clients to develop formulations to clients' specifications

Laura Kind is being promoted to vice president, brand strategy, from her post in the own brands group

The company donated 40,000 lbs. of rice and 30,000 lbs. of black beans to the South Florida-based organization

The chews — which are available for private and white label packaging — delivers 500 mg of purple corn extract powder and 11.8 mg of broad-spectrum cannabinoid distillate

April 2020

The agency issued warning letters to Biota Biosciences and Homero for marketing and distributing CBD products as treatments for or alternatives to opioid use

A new report from fashion and beauty publication Glossy is shining a light on the potential impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic could have on retailers’ private label apparel efforts. 

Although currently focused on prescription delivery, the program offers potential to expand into front-end merchandise, possibly with a focus on the retailer's own brands. 

Platform ensures all future ECRM sessions will happen virtually, in-person if possible this year

The company’s sanitizers are available with Neptune branding or as white and private label offerings

The livestreamed event highlighted more than 100 products that are only available at the retailer, spanning 43 global brands and its private label Sephora Collection

A new investigation published by the Wall Street Journal is taking a look at some of Amazon’s private label product-development practices

The retailer has introduced eco-friendly toothbrushes and flossers under its Walgreens brand and expanded distribution of its Complete Home line of compostable tableware

The company's plant in Portsmouth, N.H. has seen production suspended for deep cleaning and other measures after confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The service has launched at 200 Costco stores in seven states and the District of Columbia

A report on “Who’s Who in CBD 2020” features companies with private label offerings such as Mile High Labs, Eagle Labs and Joy Organics

The retailer has introduced Orange DreamCycle Ice Cream, with a portion of the proceeds from the flavor going to benefit Roswell Park. 

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