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Trader Joe’s Chocolate Turns Ruby

Ruby is a gemstone, a person’s name, and the subject of numerous well-known songs… but would you be surprised that Ruby is also a new kind of “chocolate”? Trader Joe’s Ruby Cacao Wafers are a limited time offer for Valentine’s season. Trader Joe’s Belgian supplier takes cacao beans especially suited to their proprietary process and turns them into what some are calling “the fourth chocolate”—though it hasn’t yet been officially recognized as such. Of course, Ruby Cacao has a red-pink hue; a roma...
Tags: Featured, Grocery, Ruby, Branding, Joe, Trader Joe's, Ruby Cacao, Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks


Publix Promotes Doug Harris to VP of Manufacturing

Publix Super Markets congratulates Director of Manufacturing Doug Harris on his promotion to Vice President of Manufacturing, effective May 1, 2019. “Doug has the ability to think strategically about how Publix manufacturing can continue to differentiate us from our competition,” said Publix CEO Todd Jones. “He creates strong, collaborative relationships that show how much he genuinely cares for his associates and Publix. I’m excited to see him continue to grow his Publix career.” Harris, 46, be...
Tags: Featured, Atlanta, Grocery, Branding, Publix, HARRIS, Doug, Todd Jones, Doug Harris, Lakeland, Lakeland Florida, Publix Super Markets


Food Drives Boxed.com Private Brand Growth

This article is the first in a two-part series based on interviews by David Orgel conducted with Boxed.com’s CEO Chieh Huang. Food is the future. That’s the private brand strategy for internet retailer Boxed.com, which recently surpassed 100 items under its three-year-old Prince & Spring private brand, said Chieh Huang, the company’s co-founder, and CEO. The strategy is focused on a new generation of demanding shoppers, who favor clean labels and experimentation. “What we’re finding is that a yo...
Tags: Featured, Aldi, Miami, Grocery, Branding, Huang, Jeff Gamsey, Prince Spring, Chieh Huang, David Orgel, Chieh Huang Food, 1010data While Boxed


Harris Teeter’s Taste & Tell Promotes Simple Truth Organics Seltzer Water

Last week Kroger owned Harris Teeter announced the latest promotion in its popular Taste & Tell program, social media sampling and feedback program designed to drive interest for new products. The monthly program often features private brands. Past promotions have included HT Fresh Foods Market Pickles, Harris Teeter Carbmaster Milk, HT Traders Authentic Italian Pizza and Harris Teeter Frozen Potatoes. This month’s Taste & Tell the first 2,000 VIC cardholders to register receive one FREE 8 pack ...
Tags: Featured, Grocery, Branding, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Tell Promotes Simple Truth Organics Seltzer Water, Taste Tell, Simple Truth Organics Seltzer


HEB Private Brand Stars In Super Bowl Commercial

Iconic Texas retailer H-E-B gave its private brand a starring role in this year’s HEB Super Bowl commercials that ran in more than a dozen Texas markets. The spots include HEB private brand guacamole and nacho cheese tortilla chips, coffee, orange juice, queso, Texas shaped tortilla chips and ice cream. For Texans, a little taste of the Lone Star State is all they need to feel at home – just ask one stranded on a deserted island. Castaway on a remote beach, alone and helpless, we see the tide ch...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Grocery, Branding, Lone Star State, Kodi, Heb, Cory Basso


Raley’s Relaunches & Redesigns Private Brands

Late last week California based grocer Raley’s announced the relaunch of their entire private brand portfolio, including the Raley’s, Raley’s Purely Made and Nob Hill Trading Co. brands. The relaunch includes a major expansion of Purely Made, featuring additional standards and products for clean, affordable eating. The private brand relaunch also includes a full design overhaul for all three brands. This packaging redesign conveys value and quality while leaning on the Raley’s name that customer...
Tags: Featured, California, Fda, Grocery, Branding, Raley, Raleys, Nob Hill Trading Co, Yvette Waters Raley, Paul Gianetto


Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar Recall Infant Ibuprofen

On Tuesday the FDA expanded it’s recall of infants’ oral ibuprofen solution because it may contain higher concentrations of ibuprofen than labeled. Private brand manufacturer Tris Pharma, Inc., initially recalled the drug in November 2018. The FDA said the company’s Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL, were sold as private brands at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar. Adverse effects that could be experienced include nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or mo...
Tags: Featured, Fda, Grocery, Cvs, Branding, Wal Mart Stores Inc, USP, Tris Pharma Inc, Walmart CVS, CVS Pharmacy NDC, Family Dollar Services Inc


Active Capital, Focused on Seed-Stage Saas Startups, Raises $21.5M

San Antonio—Active Capital, a San Antonio, TX-based venture firm that invests in seed-stage software-as-a-service startups, has raised $21.5 million for its first investment fund.Active Capital has been investing for the last 18 months as it raised money from limited partners in mostly San Antonio, Austin, and Virginia. While Active’s investments cover a wide range of software businesses across the country—from startups focused on accounting to cybersecurity to cloud computing—a common theme am...
Tags: Startups, Texas, Technology, Finance, Cloud Computing, Virginia, Trends, Startup, Tech, Investing, Investment, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Aol, SaaS


There’s a smarter way to organize your grocery list

My mother is a grocery-shopping phenom. When my brother and I still lived at home, she’d draw up a grocery list each week—which meant laying out meals for the whole family for a week—then clip her coupons, and be in and out of the grocery store in under an hour. Did she owe her superpowers to the fact that her mother…Read more...
Tags: Grocery, Lifehacks


Super Bowl Scramble

With less than a week until the big game, consumers of all kinds are doing the time honored traditional scramble of trying to figure out where they will watch and what they will need to buy to be ready for the big game. This year, 44M consumers will brave being the Super Bowl host while 60.9M attend a party. Collectively, these consumers are expected to spend $81 individually, or $14.8B in total.  But which brand will make it in the basket of these viewers? With many shoppers leaving big game ...
Tags: Football, Advertising, NFL, Sem, Super Bowl, Food And Drink, Ads, Mars, Grocery, Stella, Macro Trend, Integer, Integer.com, Shopper Culture, Shopper Marketing, Shopperculture.com


Publix Features GreenWise in New Commercial

    In their latest commercial Publix features its natural and organic brand Greenwise. The humorous commercial says: Although food should have labels, Publix Super Markets doesn’t think people should. So, you should be you and choose to do goat yoga, or drink a smoothie breakfast instead of eating one, or choose between more veggies and a juicy steak. No matter what your choice is, Publix wants to help you eat your favorites with over 800 GreenWise private brand products. Don’t miss Tim C...
Tags: Featured, Grocery, Branding, Publix, Publix Super Markets, Publix Features GreenWise


Trader Joe’s Announces 10th Annual Customer Choice Awards

This past week Trader Joe’s announced the winners of its 10th Annual Customer Choice Awards and the list is full of some particularly great private brand products. The winners are… FAVORITE OVERALL: Mandarin Orange Chicken What customers say: “Gotta love that Mandarin Orange Chicken!” Runners Up: Cauliflower Gnocchi Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Unexpected Cheddar FAVORITE APPETIZER: Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip What customers say: “All the frozen app...
Tags: Featured, Grocery, Branding, Joe, Trader Joe's, Kringle, Carne Asada, Joe Joe, Trader Joe, Mandarin Orange Chicken, Mandarin Orange Chicken What, Feta Caramelized Onions Vegetable Bird, Mandarin Orange Chicken Think, Black Bean Jack Cheese Burrito Fun, Carne Asada Autentica What, Puffiest White Cheddar Bamba


Kroger Chairman & CEO McMullen Bullish on Private Brand

Kroger Co. Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen delivers a keynote presentation moderated by CNBC Anchor Sara Eisen in New York City at NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show. Kroger Chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen provided his outlook on the future of retail at this weeks’ annual NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show in New York City during a dynamic keynote presentation themed Restocking the future: Kroger’s insatiable appetite to play and win the long game. CNBC “Squawk on the Street” and “Closing Bell” Anchor Sar...
Tags: Featured, New York City, Digital, America, Walgreens, Alibaba, Retail, Grocery, Cnbc, Branding, Kroger, Kroger Co, McMullen, Simple Truth, Rodney McMullen, Sara Eisen


Find the Cheapest Place to Buy Your Groceries With This App

When you’re trying to save money on groceries, where you shop is sometimes more important than what you’re buying.Read more...
Tags: Grocery, Lifehacks, Grocery Shopping, Grocery List


Precycle, a zero-waste grocery store, opens in Brooklyn

For many of us, a trip to the grocery store results in a ton of waste, thanks to the mountain of plastic bags and food packaging. But some stores are trying to change that by going zero-waste and selling in bulk. Precycle is a zero-waste grocery store in Brooklyn that has opened for business, and it is avoiding all plastic by having its customers buy food from bulk containers. Katerina Bogatireva, the owner of Precycle, is from Latvia, and she said that in her home country, food waste is not ac...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Brooklyn, United States, Plastic, Packaging, Latvia, Grocery, Zero Waste, This, Waste Disposal, Eat & Drink, Plastic Packaging, Package Free, Precycle


Fairway Market Innovates With Private Brand CBD Products

Late last week New York-based retailer Fairway Markets introduced a new sub-brand of its Fairway Markets private brand designed to include a line of cannabidiol (CBD) products, Essential Wellness. The bold move makes Fairway one of the first grocers in the U.S. to jump into CBD products. Jason Bidart, VP of private brand programs “In today’s space, a lot of consumers are looking for holistic wellness. They’re looking for less drug-dependent lives, so any way they can find something that’s ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Colorado, Gmo, Grocery, Branding, Fairway, Bidart, My Private Brand, Jason Bidart, Fairway Markets, Jason Bidart VP, Fairway Markets Essential Wellness Hemp, Fairway 's Essential Wellness Full Spectrum Hemp, Hemp Oil Capsules


Did You Rob Aldi After Christmas Too?

I hope everyone who celebrated holidays recently had their best ever. We got back from our annual vacation on the 23rd and proceeded to have 3 Christmas celebrations in a 24 hour span. I had to set my alarm to wake up at 3:30AM so that I could wrap presents. In the end it was worth it. The kids said it was the best Christmas ever. (However, being 5 and 6, the sample size of what they remember may be limited.) Of course their favorite gift where these Throw ‘N’ Pop Charmander and Throw ‘N’ Po...
Tags: Deals, Marketing, Aldi, Thinkgeek, Grocery, Santa, American Airlines, Rob Aldi


Albert Heijn Commits to Fully Traceable Chocolate

This past Thursday Ahold Delhaize owned Dutch grocer Albert Heijn announced that it had signed an agreement with Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut to make its private brand chocolate fully traceable beginning in 2019. From March 2019, Albert Heijn’s private brand “Delicata” will be made from fully traceable cocoa, bought at a higher price from ethical chocolate company Tony’s Chocolonely’s partner cooperatives in Ghana and Ivory Coast. Barry Callebaut has vowed to eradicate child labor from...
Tags: Featured, Grocery, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Branding, Tony, Albert Heijn, Barry Callebaut, Ahold Delhaize, Chocolonely, Jeroen Hirdes, Ahold Delhaize Hirdes, Henk Jan Beltman


Giant Food Promotes Award Winning Private Brand Wines

Ahold Delhaize owned grocer Giant Food announced today its promotion of various award-winning and highly-rated wines. Wine and beer selections are available at 67 Giant stores throughout Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland. Private brand, Artisan Vintners Wine, is available exclusively at Giant stores and recently received three silver medal awards at the 2018 Indy International Wine Competition. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir each won silver medals for quality and flavor at t...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Grocery, Branding, Giant, Larson, Giant Food, Virginia Washington, Ahold Delhaize, Jeffrey Pygott, Pygott, Red Tonel, Villa Pillo Toscana


Spartan Nash & Our Family Partner with Molly Yeh

Earlier this month Grand Rapids, Michigan based SpartanNash announced a unique and exciting holiday partnership with its Our Family private brand and Molly Yeh, food blogger, best-selling cookbook author and star of Food Network’s Girl Meets Farm. The food blogger and cookbook author will feature recipes on her blog, mynameisyeh.com, combining Our Family ingredients with Yeh’s imaginative approach to comfort food. “I’ve been a fan of Our Family for several years now and am thrilled to be workin...
Tags: Featured, Yahoo, Molly, New York City, Chicago, Food Network, Grocery, Branding, Forbes, Midwest, John Paul, Juilliard, Yeh, Grand Rapids Michigan, Molly Yeh, Spartan Nash


Aldi Earns More than 400 Awards

ALDI is celebrating an unmatched year of awards and recognitions earning more than 400 in 2018. In 2018, the retailer continued to stand out for its private brands, business model and leadership as an innovative retailer in the grocery industry. ALDI was named the 2018 Retailer of the Year by Supermarket News, earned the top spot for value for the eighth year in a row in a Market Force Information survey and received the Good Housekeeping Seal for more than 70 products across its liveGfree and ...
Tags: Featured, America, Aldi, Yougov, Grocery, Branding, Millville, Market Force Information, BrandSpark, Shopper Army, Real Simple Taste of Home and Store Brands, Kate Kirkpatrick, Season 's Choice Mango, Diet Peach Elevation, Millville Fruit Nut Bar, Friendly Farms Original Coconut


Private Brand Wines Shine For the Holidays

American shoppers, who may be enjoying more wines than ever before, need look no further than their supermarket to find quality wines that cost one-third of similar bottles from the country’s biggest wine producers, according to the Private Label Manufacturers Association. “Why not buy the retailer’s own brands of wine at the supermarket and save?,” says Jeff Siegel, an award-winning wine writer whose blog The Wine Curmudgeon is one of the best-read wine websites on the Internet. “That’s the ...
Tags: Europe, Featured, Walmart, Tesco, Aldi, Britain, Lidl, Grocery, Costco, Branding, Joe, SIEGEL, PLMA, Private Label Manufacturers Association, Jeff Siegel


A Conversation with Sharon Vinderine: PTPA

Last week I had the opportunity to chat with Sharon Vinderine about their Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal which I have noticed making an appearance on private brand products from Walgreens to Aldi. Thank you for taking a few moments to talk to me. CD: Tell me about your path to founding PTPA? SV: As a new mom, I struggled when it came to determining what types of products would be ideal for my family. The only means I felt I could truly trust were the endorsements of my peers.  It w...
Tags: Featured, Aldi, Walgreens, Broadcast, Grocery, North America, Branding, PTPA, Sharon Vinderine, Parent Tested Parent Approved, Steve Harvey Rachael Ray, Walgreens Aldi


A Conversation with Sharon Vindervine: PTPA

Last week I had the opportunity to chat with Sharon Vindervine about their Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal which I have noticed making an appearance on private brand products from Walgreens to Aldi. Thank you for taking a few moments to talk to me. CD: Tell me about your path to founding PTPA? SV: As a new mom, I struggled when it came to determining what types of products would be ideal for my family. The only means I felt I could truly trust were the endorsements of my peers.  It ...
Tags: Featured, Aldi, Walgreens, Broadcast, Grocery, North America, Branding, PTPA, Parent Tested Parent Approved, Sharon Vindervine, Steve Harvey Rachael Ray, Walgreens Aldi


Trader Joe’s Serves Up Charles Shaw Wines made with Organic Grapes

Earlier this year Trader Joe’s extended its iconic private brand value wine brand Charles Shaw to a new line of organic wine. Charles Shaw Wines made with Organic Grapes, is a collection of California wines crafted with 100% organic grapes. The new line features a fresh modern label design and the innovative packaging twist of a resealable cork.  Yes, it twists off. All for the Charles Shaw value price of $3.99 for each 750mL bottle. The initial launch includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir,...
Tags: Featured, California, Grocery, Branding, Joe, Trader Joe's, Charles Shaw, Charles Shaw Wines


Fetch Rewards Bags $8M After Shaking Up Its Grocery Rewards Model

Mobile app startup Fetch Rewards has scooped up $8 million in new venture funding to try and expand its grocery shopping rewards business.The Madison, WI-based company’s latest equity financing was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC this week. Fetch CEO and co-founder Wes Schroll couldn’t be immediately reached for comment Friday afternoon.Fetch has raised at least $24.1 million in equity funding to date, according to SEC filings. Its earlier backers include Loeb Enterprises and Great O...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Shopping, Trends, Tech, Walmart, It, Vc, Software, Retail, Wisconsin, Macy's, SEC


Whole Foods Serves Up Bourbon-flavored Frozen Dessert

Whole Foods has introduced a new line of seasonal 365 Everyday Value non-dairy frozen desserts featuring non-dairy and gluten-free ice cream with fun flavors of spirits. Creamy bourbon-flavored frozen desserts fold almond milk with plump cherries and chocolate or praline pecans and vanilla. An Irish whiskey version swirls with salted caramel. You just finished reading Whole Foods Serves Up Bourbon-flavored Frozen Dessert! Consider leaving a comment! SPONSORS: ...
Tags: Featured, Grocery, Branding


Lidl US Makes Strategic Store Acquisition

Lidl US and Best Market announced last week an agreement in which Lidl will acquire 27 Best Market stores in New York and New Jersey. The move allows Lidl to offer customers in the region a supermarket experience recently ranked among the top three in the U.S. by Food & Wine Magazine. The deal also allows Lidl to expand its regional presence and enter a new market in Long Island. “Best Market has played an enormously positive role in the area, and we look forward to working closely with Best Ma...
Tags: New York, Featured, New York City, US, New Jersey, Lidl, Grocery, Long Island, Branding, Lidl US, Johannes Fieber, Lidl US Makes Strategic Store Acquisition, Best Market, New Jersey The move, Food Wine Magazine The, Aviv Raitses


Trader Joe’s Organic Turkey Bone Broth

Broth, stock, bone broth – the proverbial waters of culinary cooking liquids can be murky, indeed. Consider this a primer: stock is generally defined as the unseasoned liquid extracted from fish, meat, poultry or vegetables by slow cooking with water. When boiled down, stock forms the base of a rich sauce or glaze. Broth is a cooking liquid that is also extracted from fish, meat, poultry or vegetables; however, it is generally seasoned with herbs, salt, and pepper so that it can be eaten on its...
Tags: Featured, Turkey, Grocery, Branding, Joe, Trader Joe's, Broth, Organic Turkey Bone Broth


Whole Foods Reveals 2018 Food Trends

Whole Foods Market’s global buyers and experts announced this week the most anticipated food trends for the year ahead. Floral flavors, functional mushrooms and root-to-stem recipes are just a few of the picks expected to take off in 2018. The trend-spotters thoughtfully compiled this list based on more than 100 years of combined experience in product sourcing and studying consumer preferences. And the trends come with recommendations which include Whole Foods private brand products. 1.Floral F...
Tags: Featured, Whole Foods, Gmo, Mexico City, Fda, Brussels, Grocery, Sap, Waterloo, Branding, Whole Foods Market, Sophie, Alta Palla, LaCroix, Topo Chico, Fair Food