CVS Pharmacy Expands one+other self-care Universal Tools

Today, on International Self-Care Day, CVS Pharmacy is expanding its CVS-owned brand one+other with the new inclusively designed Universal Tools self-care collection to continue its attention to the unique and individual needs of its diverse consumer base. In January 2023, CVS Pharmacy introduced one+other (pronounced 'one another'), a beauty and personal care brand created with a mission to democratize access to self-care products so that consumers can practice self-care in their own way at an accessible price point. Since the launch of the brand, the retailer has continued to innovate one+other to ensure all its consumers feel represented within the

Doehler Group to Aquire SVZ

Doehler, natural and plant-based ingredients and solutions provider to the private brand and CPG industries, announced today the acquisition of SVZ, subject to regulatory approval. This strengthens its natural red fruit and vegetable ingredients portfolio and its global market presence, expanding its operations in the USA and Japan. SVZ is known for its high-quality purees, concentrates, and ingredients of sustainably sourced vegetables and red berries. With production sites in the USA, Spain, Poland, and Belgium, SVZ has established a strong global presence and successfully built a base of premium customers in the food, beverage, and life science & nutrition

Walmart Kicks Open Call 2023

Today, Walmart began accepting applications for its tenth annual Open Call event, inviting small business owners and entrepreneurs everywhere to apply for the opportunity to pitch their products to be sold on Walmart or Sam's Club shelves or on Applications are open until August 18, 2023. Open Call is at the heart of Walmart's 10-year, $350 billion commitment to strengthening U.S. manufacturing by sourcing products that are made, grown or assembled in the U.S. it was instrumental to Walmart achieving its previous $250 billion commitment. Open Call will take place on October 24 and 25 this year, during Manufacturing

7-Eleven Opens Call for Entries to Fifth Annual ‘Brands With Heart’

Today 7-Eleven, Inc. announced a call for innovative and emerging brands to apply to the retailer's annual Brands with Heart showcase. The program, now in its fifth year, is designed to provide the opportunity to enter a new retail channel with the chance to see their products on the shelves of 7-Eleven, Speedway, and Stripes stores across the US. Applications are now live at and will remain open through the end of July.7-Eleven is always on the hunt for up-and-coming, exciting new products that enhance the customer experience and complement its iconic 7-Eleven-owned Brand food and beverages like Slurpee

Enter Today! Top Women in Store Brands 2023

  Now in its 11th year, the awards program was established by Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence (WISE), a nonprofit professional development organization, and trade magazine Store Brands. The deadline is Friday, August 11. Nominations may be submitted by using embedded form below.The awards celebrate contributions made by women from all areas of the North American store brands industry. WISE and Store Brands will present a total of 10 awards during the WISE Annual Meeting in November. Here's a look at the 2022 honorees. WISE and Store Brands have established award categories that provide women from all disciplines with the

IGA Goes Nuts with Expanded Range

The largest independent grocery chain in the world, IGA’s has launched a new Retailer-owned Brand (private brand) of snack nuts that include almonds, cashews, mixed nuts, and peanuts. "I'm thrilled about our new line of snack nut varieties; we have carefully selected a range of delicious flavors that will delight our customers' taste buds. What's more, these snacks come in convenient and portable containers, making them perfect for on-the-go enjoyment. And the best part is, they offer a healthy snacking option that everyone can enjoy guilt-free, said Dan Muller, senior director of IGA Exclusive Brands. The expanded range includes:

Home Chef Celebrates 10th Birthday

Late last week, Kroger shared that Home Chef, their Kroger-owned meal solutions Brand, is celebrating its 10th birthday. "For a decade, Home Chef has provided customers with easy, convenient meal solutions to make cooking at home an experience that is simple and delicious," said Dan De La Rosa, Kroger's group vice president of fresh merchandising. "From the doorsteps of customers to Kroger stores, Home Chef has served families across America, introducing new flavors, elevating classic favorites, and always promising home cooks a meal that is achievable. We can't wait to see what the next decade brings." Over the last

H-E-B Opens Second Fresh Bites

H-E-B continues to roll out its H-E-B Fresh Bites brand with the opening of its second location, which is in Lytle and includes a True Texas Tacos restaurant. With H-E-B Fresh Bites, the San Antonio-based retailer is giving a new look to its H-E-B convenience stores and providing customers more options such as fresh produce, chef-inspired prepared meals, and convenient snack options. H-E-B Fresh Bites locations feature several refrigerated cases stocked with fresh, quality items such as fresh produce, salads, sandwiches, and sushi made daily, meat and cheese snacks, fresh juices, kombucha, and H-E-B Meal Simple options. Throughout the

Boxed and Prince & Spring To Be Auctioned

Assets of online warehouse retailer Boxed Inc., now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, are being auctioned off by intellectual property disposition and valuation firm Hilco Streambank. The suction will be held Monday, July 10. New York-based Hilco said assets for sale include the Boxed’s domain name, customer data, social media accounts, and related items as well as trademarks—including their Vertex Award-winning Prince & Spring private brand—plus. The deadline for bids closes July 6, and the process includes an opportunity for a “stalking horse” bidder. The company noted that the sale of Boxed’s assets is being conducted under the e-tailer’s Chapter

Jenny Longo Promoted to VP of Private Brands at Longo’s

Jenny Longo has been promoted to vice president, of private brands at Canadian grocer Longo’s. Her prior role was senior director of private brands, culinary innovation, and central kitchen. Longo has worked with the organization for close to 15 years. Longo's owns and operates 36 stores, most in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, including several smaller format "The Market by Longo's" stores in downtown and midtown Toronto. Empire Company Ltd., the parent of Sobeys Inc., acquired a majority stake in Longo’s in May 2021. EVENT CALENDAR VELOCITY SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT September 26-27, 2023 AUSTIN,