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Procter & Gamble Sues Ranir For Alleged Patent Infringement

March 20, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble Co. filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Ranir has infringed on its patented tooth-whitening strips technology. According to P&G, Ranir manufactures its own version of the company's tooth-whitening products and sell them through Walmart, Kroger, and maybe other retailers. P&G's lawsuit focuses on Ranir products packaged for sale under many store brands, such as Kroger's private label and the Equate private-label brand in Walmart stores.
Barrett J. Brunsman , "P&G sues competitor for ‘flagrant act of piracy’", Cincinnati Business Courier, March 20, 2017, © American City Business Journals
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Beauty Brands Find Risk and Reward In Selling At Sephora

January 8, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Sephora now has more than 2,300 stores worldwide and some beauty brands are increasingly finding the store challenging to deal with. The store, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, seems to favor LVMH brands, and also has a growing line of private label products that can give it an advantage. An assessment by The Wall Street Journal found that in the makeup area of a Sephora store, LVMH’s beauty brands can occupy nearly half of the shelf space, even though they have only 15 beauty brands compared with over 200 the retailer typically carries. Beauty brands are responding by trying to secure alternate outlets. Estée Lauder has promoted its own website as well as its MAC Cosmetics stores, while L’Oréal has opened stores for its Urban Decay brand. Some brands are also selling in lower market stores such as Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc., a risky practice that can remove allure from a brand.  Brands selling at Sephora are also vulnerable to its own label Sephora Collection line. Sephpora can use its sales data to spot fast rising niches and then develop price competitive alternatives.  [Image credit © Caia Image]
Khadeeja Safdar and Sharon Terlep, "As Sephora Adds Products, Rivalry Heats Up at Its Stores", Wall Street Journal, January 08, 2017, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Lidl Plans To Test Market New Private-Label Baby Brand In UK

August 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Discount retailer Lidl plans to start testing marketing its private-label baby care brand Lidl'uns in the UK. According to the company, the test will cover four of the country's regions and, if successful, the brand would be launched nationwide. Based on Lidl's trademark application, the company plans to expand its baby care brand to include baby food, toiletries, and non-food items.
Priya Chandarana, "Lidl UK to test new private label baby brand", Retail Analysis, August 01, 2016, © The Institute of Grocery Distribution and IGD Services Limited
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Tesco Extends Sustainability Support To Cocoa Certified By Rainforest Alliance

July 15, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
All cocoa used by Tesco in its in-house chocolate products in the U.K., as well as all cocoa used in other Tesco foods, will be certified by 2018 by the Rainforest Alliance as responsibly and sustainably sourced, the company announced. Certification by the Alliance supports cocoa-growing communities, helps increase farmer income, safeguards soils and conserves wildlife. Other Tesco food products that will contain only certified cocoa include biscuits, cakes, desserts and cereals. Tesco cooperates with several sustainability programs: the Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Cocoa Horizons and Fairtrade.
"Tesco to Source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Cocoa For All of Its Own Label Chocolate in the UK", News release, Tesco, July 15, 2016, © Tescoplc.com
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Walmart Promises That All Suppliers Of U.S.-Made Goods Will Get A Shot On Its Website

June 28, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart execs recently met with 800 suppliers to hear pitches on potential Walmart.com products that are made exclusively in the U.S. The company said a third of the companies at the U.S. Manufacturing Summit were minority- or women-owned. A Walmart merchandising executive promised that all of the products – except those that can’t be shipped because they contain hazardous materials – would be automatically approved for sale on Walmart.com. The Summit is part of the company’s initiative, launched in 2013, to spend $250 billion on American-made goods for its stores, Sam’s Club, and website.
Marty Cook, "At Latest Summit, Walmart Seeks More American-Made Goods", Arkansas Business, June 28, 2016, © Arkansas Business Limited Partnership
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Lidl Launches Cien Line Of Cosmetics And Haircare Products In Ireland

June 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Discount retailer Lidl launched its Cien line of skincare and haircare products. With products priced between €1.99 and €3.99 each, the skincare line includes a BB cream available in two shades, Cien Eyeshadow, and Volume Mascara. Featuring keratin, the haircare products are designed to relieve dry and damaged hair for as little as €1.69 per product. Starting on June 30, 2016, the Cien products will be permanently available in all Lidl stores.
Ailbhe Jordan, "Lidl's new makeup and haircare range is INCREDIBLY cheap - and there's more good news", Dublin Live, June 27, 2016, © MGN Limited
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Walmart Hopes Its New Date Labeling Scheme Will Help Reduce Wasted Food

June 26, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Walmart is changing the date labeling scheme on its food products to avoid consumer confusion over safe-to-eat dates. That confusion has led Americans to toss $29 billion worth of edible food into the trash every year. Walmart’s fix is to require suppliers of its own label Great Value products to use the same standardized date – “best if used by” – for non-perishable foods. The change began last year, and the company says 70 percent of its private label suppliers have already complied. The rest have until next month to comply. The Food Marketing Institute says most date labels aren’t meant to indicate safety, only when manufacturers believe products will go beyond peak quality.
Twilight Greenaway, "Can Walmart's food labels make a dent in America's $29bn food waste problem?", The Guardian, June 26, 2016, © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies
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Private Label's Share Of FMCG Market In Western Economies Falls

June 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
In 2015, private-label products’ share of the FMCG market in Europe in terms of value dropped by 0.6 points to 38.3 percent, compared with the previous year, according to IRI Worldwide. Data from the report “Private Label in Western Economies” revealed private-label unit market share also dropped by 0.5 points to 47.4 percent during the period. These numbers prove that the segment’s downward trend, which started in 2014, has continued, as well as focus on the challenges faced by private-label retailers and manufacturers across Europe. Among the eight countries covered by the study, France showed the highest decrease in private label’s market share, although it has a high share at 34.1 percent compared with Italy’s 17.2 percent value share and Australia’s 13.9 percent value share. Private label’s promotion market share in the US was 37.7 percent, the highest among the countries covered by the report.
"Private Label in Western Economies", IRI, June 22, 2016, © IRI Worldwide
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Amazon Plans To Sell More Private-Label Products

May 15, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. plans to sell more private-label brands, including those of perishable foods, such as nuts, spices, tea, and coffee. After working for several years to develop private-label lines, the online retailer will start selling them as early as end of May or start of June 2016. Sales of store brands in the US reached $118.4 billion in 2015, up by about $2.2 billion from the previous year, data from the Private Label Manufacturers Association revealed.
Greg Bensinger, "Amazon to Expand Private-Label Offerings—From Food to Diapers", The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2016, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Private-Label Brands Gain Momentum And Here To Stay, Report Shows

April 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
In the United States, 32.2 percent of consumers said they are currently buying more private-label brands, according to the latest edition of “The Checkout” report by Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research. Among shoppers who buy private label, only 6.6 percent said they plan to return to name brands. Results of the study showed 74 percent of shoppers who bought a private-label product said it was better priced than name-brand products. Data also revealed that African-Americans expressed a stronger preference for name brands, being more likely to buy more name brands in the future, and avoid purchasing private label. According to the researchers, the report presents significant implications for brands and retailers: private label is here to stay; private-label brands are no longer just the “cheap” option, they now come with good-enough or comparable quality; African-Americans, as a target market, are a potential area for growth; “trust can be seen as a reflection of shared values with the brand and social currency;” and values are not rational.
"The Checkout Identifies New Normal Of Private Label", The Integer Group® and M/A/R/C® Research , April 25, 2016, © The Integer Group
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Private Labels Are Growing Part Of CPG Market, Study Reveals

March 28, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
In the United States, 32.2 percent of shoppers said they are currently buying more private-label brands, with only 6.6 percent of them saying they plan to return to name brands, according to a 2016 edition of “The Checkout” study. Results of the survey revealed 11.9 percent of respondents said they are buying fewer store brands, while 17.4 percent are buying more private labels and will keep on buying them. Also, 8.2 percent of respondents said they are buying more store labels and plan to buy even more. Data also revealed a decline in consumer perception of name brands as offering more new products, varieties, and innovations, from 56 percent of respondents in 2010 to 45 percent in 2015. Among African-American consumers, more are likely to prefer name brands, with respondents saying they are more likely to perceive name brands as of higher quality than their private-label counterparts. Results of the study offers some insights for marketers and retailers, including the fact that private labels are here to stay, consumers see private labels as inexpensive options with good-enough or comparable quality, and that African-American shoppers offer a potential area for growth.
"New Checkout Study: Private Label", Shopper Culture, March 28, 2016, © The Integer Group®
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Target Announces Exclusive Bath And Body Care Brands Created In Collaboration With Project Underground

March 15, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Target partnered with beauty brand creator Project Underground to develop its in-house bath and body care brands Mayfair Soap Foundry, Marlowe, and You Are Amazing. Combined with Target’s acquisition of Sonia Kashuk and the introduction of Defy & Inspire line of nail polish products, the move highlights the mass retailer’s growing focus on its beauty business. Target’s partnership with Project Underground began in 2015, with the latter mandated to create high-quality products for the retailer, with emphasis on design and affordability.
Rachel Brown , "Target Taps Beauty Incubator to Develop Three Exclusive Lines", Women’s Wear Daily, March 15, 2016, © Fairchild Fashion Media
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Aldi Products Take Top Honors In Australian Shopper Vote

February 24, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Australian consumers chose Aldi brands as their favorites in the 2016 Product of the Year Awards, a distinction that often leads to double-digit sales increases. The company took top honors in 12 of 46 award categories, including small goods, snacks to go, pest control and household cleaning. The director of the awards program said it’s certainly about saving money, but “the quality has to be there to make an impact and result in repeat purchases.” A recent survey of Australian shoppers found that 35 percent would buy a new product if it won the Product of the Year award.
Tate Papworth , "Aldi dominates Product of the Year Awards", Marketing, February 24, 2016, © Niche Media
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Grocery Stores Have Profitable Opportunities In Bakery, Deli, Dairy Aisles

December 1, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Private label food makers have big sales opportunities in the dairy, deli and bakery departments of grocery stores, according to a study. National brands do not dominate in those aisles, according to a survey sponsored by a house brand manufacturers group. Eleven percent of consumers in the study prefer specific brands when bakery shopping. Just  22 percent prefer national brands in the dairy and 26 percent in the deli. As to brand quality, 71 percent of deli shoppers say store brands are “better/equal” to national brands; 86 percent of deli shoppers say “better/equal;” in the bakery, 80 percent say “better/equal.” Convenience and speed are of primary importance in meal preparation, said Brian Sharoff of the Private Label Manufacturers Association, “and this is creating highly profitable opportunities for retailers to respond with their own brands.”
Linda Winick, "Private Label Can Challenge Brands in Grocery Perimeter: Study", CPG Matters, December 01, 2015, © CPG Matters
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United States Private Label Market The Biggest In The World, Euromonitor Says

November 27, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
In 2014, the United States was the largest market for private-label products, according to Euromonitor. Data from the market research firm revealed private label accounted for 67 percent, or $9.7 billion, of the $14.5 billion total sales. With private label accounting for only 16 percent of the bread market’s $22.8 billion total sales, the market offers more opportunity for growth.
Agne Reklaite, "Top 50 Largest Private Label Markets", Euromonitor International, November 27, 2015, © Euromonitor
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Kroger Launches HemisFares Collection Of Quality Food Products From Worldwide Sources

October 1, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Retailer The Kroger Co. introduced HemisFares, a corporate brand of imported food products from the world’s most food-rich regions. Found exclusively at the company’s stores, the collection includes 27 authentic Italian products, with more products from other countries to be added soon, Kroger said. Developed by Kroger in partnership with the best food connoisseurs, the collection comes with unique product packaging designed to highlight the food and the story behind it.
"Kroger Introduces HemisFares", Kroger, October 01, 2015, © SNL Financial LC/ The Kroger Company
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Lidl Private Label Products Rated No. 1 In Quality

August 27, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
A German digital consumer magazine has ranked discount grocery chain Lidl’s private label products the “best quality.” The ranking was based on 60 assessments by Vergleich.com and Stiftung Warentest. Lidl’s score of 2.49 – lower scores are better – beat second place Aldi Nord and third place Rewe. Nielsen data show that the market share of private label grocery items in Germany has risen six percent since 2009 to 34 percent of the total.
"Lidl's Private Label Rated 'Best In Germany'", European Supermarket Magazine, August 27, 2015, © European Supermarket Magazine
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FMCG Product Awards Suggest Big Trends For 2015

February 4, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Brand Genetics identified nine FMCG trends for 2015 from the recent consumer product innovation awards. The awards were based on voting by 10,000 consumers in the U.K., but Brand Genetics says the trends are global. Among the key trends defining FMCG products are: convenience (“the mega-trend of 2015”); “on-the-go”; products offering health benefits; indulgence that is also “good for you”; the continued rise of private label brands; products “made for me”; a premium experience even from mass market brands; the increasing popularity of fruit as a sugar replacement; and tech-enhanced products.
Andrew Christophers, "FMCG / CPG Consumer Trends 2015 - Product Innovations of the Year", Brand Genetics, February 04, 2015, © Brand Genetics
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Top Consumer Goods Brands Fight Bruising Wars With Private Labels In Europe

January 26, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Major consumer goods brands are finding it hard to turn back expanding sales of supermarkets' own-label products in Europe. Advancing private labels are grabbing market share from household goods brands, such as Nestle and Unilever, as well as causing erosions in prices and margins. According to market research firm IRI, however, sales of own-label products are slowing down, as leading supermarkets cut prices on top brands as part of their efforts to battle discount retailers, such as Aldi and Lidl from Germany. In 2014, own-label products lost 0.1 percentage point of market share, a first since 2007, data from IRI showed.
Emma Thomasson and Martinne Geller, "Big brands face struggle to contain own label advance in Europe", Reuters, January 26, 2015, © Thomson Reuters
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Consumers Still Turn To Private Label Products For Value, Affordability

January 20, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
A new report from researcher IRI shows that private label products have proven to be the answer for consumers looking to stretch their shopping dollars while finding value. Brand selections continue to be based on affordability: one-third of U.S. shoppers look for and choose private label products to save money. U.S. consumers spent $120 billion on private label products in 2014, an increase of 2.1 percent over 2013. But IRI says consumers are looking for value, not just low prices, so it’s important for retailers to stock national and private label brands offering value and affordability. National brand innovation has been strong in beauty products, while private label is strong in the mass/super channel.
"Private Label & National Brands: Dialing in on Core Shoppers", Report, IRI, January 20, 2015, © IRI
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