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Local Gourmet Artisans Sought to Expand Frederik’s by Meijer

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based big box retailer Meijer is seeking products from Midwest chefs and culinary artisans to be featured in its Frederik's by Meijer of premium and innovative food Retail Brand (private brand). Prospective vendors interested in partnering with the retailer to expand their retail-ready products onto its shelves under the retailer's foodie-focused range can submit for consideration by Friday, October 21. Those selected will partner with Meijer to showcase their products in special "Midwest Made" packaging that highlights their stories. The retailer launched its Frederik's by Meijer brand in October 2021 and it's quickly growing in popularity among customers.

Mold-Rite Packaging is now MRP Solutions

Mold-Rite Packaging, a provider of value-added packaging components, today announced a corporate rebrand including a name change to MRP Solutions . Drawing on more than 70 years of manufacturing experience, MRP has established itself as a trusted provider of packaging solutions. With nearly 13,000 SKUs produced annually, the Company specializes in child resistant, continuous thread and dispensing closures, as well as jars for a variety of end-markets with a focus on health and wellness segments. The new brand identity better embodies the evolution that has occurred across the organization over recent years. It also represents the Company’s continuing strong

Kroger CIO Yael Cossett Shares Seamless Strategy

Heather Haddon reporter at the Wall Street Journal interviews Yael Cossett Chief Digital Officer at Kroger ALast week at the Groceryshop 2022 convening in Las Vegas, Kroger Co. Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President Yael Cosset shared the grocer's seamless strategy and changes in shopping trends."We know our customers have different needs based on their daily lives and the question becomes: What, when and how? Our seamless ecosystem brings all of these factors together, without asking the customer to compromise on quality, value or convenience," said Yael Cosset, SVP & Chief Information Officer for Kroger. "Whether our customer

BJ’s Looks to Grow It’s Private Brand Team with 6 Job Postings.

The BJ's Wholesale Club Retail Brand (private brand) team is dramatically growing and has posted six new private brand jobs. Recently hired Amanda Irish SVP/GM - Own Brands and Innovation at BJ’s announced the jobs on LinkedIn. “We have an exciting path ahead as we dramatically grow our Own Brand business and team! We’re looking for product sourcing experts who thrive in a collaborative environment and love to deliver results. If you’re in the Boston area or interested in a move, please reach out or apply!” Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club is a leading operator

Kroger Private Brand Sales Up by 10.2% Over last Year

This past Friday, September 09, 2022, Kroger Co. held its Q2 2022 Results Conference. The call led by Kroger executives Rodney McMullen, Chairman and CEO, and Gary Millerchip, CFO, detailed the retailer's successful Q2. The Kroger team delivered a strong performance during the quarter, fueled by their strategy Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital. The consistent results underscore the resiliency and flexibility of the retailer’s business model, along with their associates' passion for delivering a customer experience with zero compromises on quality, selection, and affordability.During the period ended August 13, same-store sales without fuel increased 5.8%. Total company sales

Bed Bath & Beyond Announces Strategic Changes & Private Brand Retreat

Beleaguered home retailer Bed Bath & Beyond today announced a strategic and business update focused on changes intended to stave its losses and survive. The plan leans heavily on new leadership, cost cutting, store closures, ubiquitous national brands and reducing private brands. It remains to be seen whether the retailer will be able to create compelling differentiation that shoppers will chose over Amazon, Target, Ikea, Macys or Lowe’s Home Improvement. Sue Gove, Director & Interim Chief Executive Officer commented, "We are embracing a straight-forward, back-to-basics philosophy that focuses on better serving our customers, driving growth, and delivering business returns. In

Red Gold Opens New High Tech Warehouse

Members of the Red Gold executive team. From left to right, Colt Reichart; Senior Director of Marketing & Consumer Relations, Mike de Oliveira; Network Project Manager, Hue Andrews; COO RG Transport, Dave Steighner; Director of Warehouse Operations, Eric Yeskie; Distribution Center Manager, Beau Reichart; Chief Operations Officer, Mike Herrmann; Director of Engineering, Brian Reichart; President and CEO. Photo provided by Red Gold, Inc. Red Gold, Inc. is excited to announce a new 250,000-square-foot warehouse connected to their one-million-square-foot Distribution Center on State Road 28 in Alexandria, Indiana. “We broke ground on the warehouse in November of 2021,

Flagstone Foods Announces Harry Overly As CEO

North American Private brand Snack manufacturer Flagstone Foods announced today that Harry Overly has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective September 15, 2022. Overly joins Flagstone having most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun-Maid, a role he's held since 2017. In addition to his role as CEO, Overly will serve as a member of the Flagstone Foods Board of Directors, which he joined in July 2022. He is an accomplished food industry leader recognized for his commercial leadership and ability to build collaborative teams. Overly's most recent experience at Sun-Maid provides particular insight into many

Ahold Delhaize Looks to Private Brand to Help Shoppers

As the economy continues to be a challenge shoppers are consumers looking for better values, multinational grocer Ahold Delhaize — parent of Food Lion, Albert Heijn, Giant, Stop & Shop and more — is stocking up on lower-priced products for cost-conscious shoppers. Frans Muller, the retailer’s president and CEO, spoke to these efforts in a statement accompanying the release of their second quarter financial results this past Wednesday. “Consumers’ household budgets are under pressure and household purchasing power is declining. Our brands are laser-focused on … helping them to manage their spending efficiently,” Muller said. “[They are] expanding their high-quality

Treehouse Foods to Sell Most of its Meal Prep Business For $950 Million

TreeHouse Foods today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell a significant portion of its Meal Preparation business (the "Divested Business") to Investindustrial for $950 million. "Today's announcement reflects the Board of Director's unanimous determination that divesting a significant portion of the Meal Preparation business for $950 million will deliver greater value for our shareholders than continuing to operate the divested businesses within TreeHouse," said Chair of the Board, Ann M. Sardini. "This transaction enables us to simplify our business and thus improve operational execution, further enhancing our ability to accelerate growth through category depth in