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Kroger cleared for at-home COVID-19 test

FDA grants Kroger Health “Emergency Use Authorization” for the retailer’s COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit that will be for associates first and then opened to other organizations

Q&A: Stew Leonard Jr. discusses store brand growth during COVID-19

The regional grocer stocks more than 60% store brand in stores, sales of private label up around 40% on the year

Since May, the private brand and branded rice producer has donated $725,000 worth of product to various food banks, first responders

Kent Bicycles, a producer of private brand bikes for Walmart, is seeing unprecedented levels of demand, challenged to get bikes on racks as the activity gains popularity during COVID-19

The retailer reported a 92% increase in digital sales; total company sales grew by 19.1%

Report suggests retailers and private brand partners jump into innovation, inspire shoppers and get stronger at digital to continue its success after the pandemic

Research consultancy Magid’s May survey found shoppers that lost out on their preferred brands were happy with their store brand options

Despite a rough preliminary first quarter reporting, the retailer has raised financing, reduced credit commitments and is seeing positive signs in its 450 reopened stores

Hand sanitizer is back on top, with a more than 420% increase in same-week sales

The coronavirus pandemic boosted sales at the discounter, its repositioned private brands also made good for the quarter and are set to grow

New York-based Riviana Foods donated cases of product to firefighters in the Bronx as they assist during COVID-19

Two assist with global shortages, BeCleanse and SomCosmetic have expanded production of hand sanitizers for store brands

Managing the transition from short-term opportunity to long-term loyalty, as detailed by Krasimira Mladenova, a director at global agency Skim

Nice-Pak, who makes disinfecting wipes for private brands, is testing the products in partnership Microbac, a contract testing lab

The largest U.S. wholesale grocery supply company steps up with masks for frontline medical workers

Study from InMarket finds during pandemic, shoppers earning $100,000 or more are buying more store brands, overall there’s a 12% increase in sales

Private brand manufacturer of food, beverage and spirits is using its branded Recipe21 spirits line to make hand sanitizer for consumers and aiding nonprofits

Exclusive, ready-to-go meals are now available at locations or on 7NOW to take home and bake

Matt Caldwell of Equator Design discusses packaging concepts and how private brands can meet a changed consumer during and after COVID=19

With shortages and need for hand sanitizer, China-based supplier says it has 5 million units of hand sanitizer ready for retailer store brands

Store Brands executive editor Dan Ochwat talks with FMI about its new online platform for supply chain management and supplier discovery

Walgreens’ toilet paper expert discussed the run on TP, how own brands benefitted

The fashion retailer with an assortment of store brand apparel began reopening stores in five states and is instituting limited shoppers and social distancing guidelines

Retailers have focused on educating consumers and thanking staff, but perhaps things are changing

The April issue’s comprehensive cover story looks at how retailers and suppliers are managing the coronavirus crisis

Retailer roundup update: Macy’s to open stores over the next two months, Amazon and DG open wallets

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