500 FREE Bags of Groceries!


The Delhaize owned Florida grocer Sweetbay Supermarket (formerly Kash n Karry) will celebrate the grand opening of a new Tampa store this week. The carnival style grand opening will feature: free food samples, giveaways, music, prizes and free glucose screenings and nutritional information.

And in Private Brand news, the first 500 shoppers will receive reusable tote bags filled with Private Brand products. Interestingly enough Sweetbay carries the line of Delhaize Private Brands, as well as using the Private Brand from Hannaford their Delhaize brothers and sisters from  Maine. Their website presents the brands here:

hannaford-productsHannaford and Sweetbay brands
Hannaford and Sweetbay brand products are priced lower than the leading national brands because they don’t carry the heavy product development, advertising, and promotion costs of national brands. With 2,000 products (and growing), we offer everything from pasta and cereal to cheese and canned products.

Taste of Inspirations
What is Taste of Inspirations? It’s the taste of excellence.  Made with superior quality, the finest ingredients and distinctive, delectable flavors.  Each exceptional Taste of Inspirations product is made to the highest standards, and guaranteed to please or your money back.  And remember, you’ll only find them at Sweetbay.

ON THE GO Bistro
ON THE GO Bistro’s sides, soups, dips, entrees and desserts are as delicious as they are convenient.  From satisfying home-style staples to exotic international treats, every ON THE GO Bistro item is created by trained chefs and is prepared from the highest-quality ingredients – it’s good tasting and good for you.  With so many ON THE GO Bistro items to choose from, you’ll always find something to satisfy any craving or indulge your appetite for new, adventurous recipes.

Nature’s Place
Nature’s Place offers an abundance of high-quality natural and organic products: from organic foods and condiments to natural remedies.  Health conscious shoppers will find a wealth of organic, healthy and beauty, supplements and other products without having to go to a specialty store. So whether your dedicated to an all-natural lifestyle or you’re just beginning to make whole and organic food choices, Nature’s Place is filled with products you can feel good about.

HOME 360
HOME360 gives you style and substance for your everyday needs.  Each HOME360 product is designed to perform as promised or your money back.  Speaking of which, you’ll find every HOME360 product a great value compared with national general merchandise items.  Convenient, functional and high quality: That’s the straightforward promise behind our stylish HOME360 brand.

Smart Option
Smart Option is the smart choice when you want to get more for your money.  Economical Smart Option products are an easy way to save on those staples you can never get enough. So for good quality at unbeatable prices, try our Smart Option brands.

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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.