Supervalu Launches Premium Beef Brand

stockmandakotaMinneapolis-based Supervalu has introduced a new brand of premium USDA Choice Angus beef, Stockman & Dakota. This program joins a long list of retailers who have launched or re launched beef brands over the last few years: Butcher’s Brand Beef from Food Lion, Sutton & Dodge from Target and the Genuine Steahouse Brand from Walmart. The new brand is available nationwide at Supervalu’s family of stores, including Acme, Albertsons, bigg’s, Cub Foods, Hornbacher’s, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s/Star Market, Shop ‘n Save and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy.

According to the Supervalu press release:
In addition to Stockman & Dakota brand products, the company’s beef program will include a new store-branded beef line that provides improved quality over existing offerings at a good value. In total, the program will encompass 60 different cuts of beef and feature improved merchandising, new signage and enhanced service in the meat department. Consumers will now find useful information, tips and tools both in-store and online to help them make better sense of beef.

“With our new beef program, we’re positioned to address the growing trend of eating at home by providing customers with fresh, quality cuts of beef and a differentiated in-store experience that gives them the preparation tips, recipes and serving ideas they need to create a restaurant-quality meal at home, for less,” said Jim Smits, SUPERVALU group vice president, fresh foods merchandising. “In fact, we’re so confident in the quality of our beef that we’re guaranteeing our products twice. Customers who aren’t satisfied will receive a refund and a free replacement cut of beef.”

Supervalu will support the program with a marketing campaign titled “Beef Spoken Here.” The campaign debuts May 10 and includes print, TV, radio and outdoor advertisements, as well as interactive and direct marketing.

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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.