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David Salazar

Managing Editor


November 2020

This week, a Southwest detour from typical stores to showcase convenience retailer Allsup's and an Air Force Commisary's private label products
This week, a look at Amazon's Rivet brand on Instagram
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January 2021

Kroger is taking on Amazon in the smart shopping experience arena

First Quality Products — a maker of branded and private-label absorbent hygiene, paper and packaging products — is launching a line of 3-in-1 pads, both for menstrual support and bladder leaks

The man who is credited with jumpstarting Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce operations and turning the company into a digital force is stepping down

The company has introduced the Symphony medical alert system to help caregivers monitor the safety and well-being of loved ones, even from afar

Target has teamed up with direct-to-consumer brand Function of Beauty to launch an exclusive collection of customizable shampoos and conditioners

Day Gooch will be vice president of quality and commercialization, overseeing the operational, scientific and regulatory, and commercialization efforts of retailer's private brands

Four private label experts — collectively billed as the Global Masters of Private Brands — will discuss trends in the global private brand space at the upcoming webinar

With 5.7% revenue growth and solid growth in its American retail pharmacy operations, Walgreens Boots Alliance beat Wall Street expectations with its first-quarter earnings

HomeValet uses an Internet of Things-powered smart box that includes three temperature zones for grocery items and can be accessed by the delivery provider

Staples is offering $2.1 billion to ODP, owner of the Office Dept, OfficeMax and CompuCom banners, in its third attempt to acquire the fellow office supply retailer

Previously announced last August, the line includes 14 different meals with various proteins that come pre-seasoned or marinated in an oven-ready bag

GlanHealth is a private labeling marketing program for the company's line of eco-friendly skin and surface sanitizing products

Michelle Peluso will be responsible for transforming the consumer experience and accelerating CVS Health's digital strategy

Vegan Fine Brands, a fledgling retailer based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is looking to raise money to fuel its business, which relies heavily on the development of private brands

The company has developed a pharmacist-formulated hand sanitizer that it is selling in single-use packets, both under the Germs-Away Plus brand and for private label

The inaugural awards program is letting shoppers vote for private brand favorites in 13 categories across beauty, snacks and health and wellness

Danish company is acquiring maker of proprietary probiotic and microbiome solutions for roughly $125 million in cash

December 2020

Walmart says it is on track to meet an existing commitment to use 100% certified palm oil and 100% certified or recycled private-brand paper products by the end of 2020

Filipino food-focused supermarket chain Island Pacific is starting the new year with a slate of new private label products, as well as the addition of several exclusive brands

The sale is part of Save A Lot’s efforts to sell off more than 300 corporate-operated stores to new and existing retail partners who will operate them under the Save A Lot banner

The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer reported revenue of $6.12 billion, up 12% year over year, with net income of $4.3 million, compared with $52.3 million a year ago

Discount grocer Aldi and on-demand delivery platform Instacart are accepting federal benefit payments for online orders at nearly 1,000 more stores

Blacksmith said the acquisition would help establish it as a premier provider of revenue-management solutions for its roster of more than 350 CPG clients

Actress Nicole Kidman is SeraLabs' first strategic business partner and global brand ambassador for the company’s topical products, which also does private label production

Coming off a push in the last half of his year, pet treat producer will be putting $18 million in 2021 toward building out its equipment and facilities

The company’s collection spans pet tinctures, soft chews and oral strips that contain the Roxboro, N.C.-based company’s cannabinoid ingredients

As it gets its new fiscal year underway, Sprouts Farmers Market is bolstering its lineup of private label products, adding several products across multiple categories

Food chain investing firm Paine Schwartz Partners is creating a new investment platform that initially will benefit Urban Farmer, a maker of better-for-you and plant-based specialty dough products

Brynwood Partners, through its newly formed portfolio company Great Kitchens Food, has acquired the business, making Great Kitchens a leader in the take-and-bake private label pizza space 

The frozen and freeze-dried pet food maker is making changes to its production and packing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and increase production capacity

The store represents the first of nearly 30 store razes and renovations that are bringing larger stores with more fresh merchandise — including Allsup's private label — to existing locations

John Welling joins Bed Bath & Beyond from J.C. Penney, tasked with heading up merchandise planning, allocation and operations

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