CVS Adds Premium Tier To Gold Emblem

Gold Emblem SelectWoonsocket, Rhode Island based CVS/pharmacy announced today the newest additions to its recently redesigned Private Brand Gold Emblem, including the launch of Gold Emblem Select, an assortment of items that celebrate the exceptional in every day food, beverage and snack products. The announcement comes as no surprise since Gold Emblem Select products have trickled into stores since the launch of the mainline.

“At CVS/pharmacy, we are committed to meeting our customers’ needs and that includes continuing to innovate with our exclusive brands to offer new, high-quality, affordable products we know they’ll love,” said George Coleman, Vice President of Merchandising, Store Brands and Quality Assurance, CVS/pharmacy. “The new additions to Gold Emblem, including the introduction of Gold Emblem Select, deliver on that promise with delicious flavors and quality ingredients.”

Gold Emblem Select products use premium ingredients, artisanal techniques and distinctive flavors to help make any day a special occasion. Marking the introduction of Gold Emblem Select are its premium ground coffees, which use globally sourced, 100% Arabica raw coffee beans. Each flavor uses coffee beans that are skillfully blended and roasted to bring out their unique flavor characteristics and deliver delicious coffee. Each of the light, medium and dark roast flavors meets the rigorous Gold Emblem standard for quality. Available roasts are:

  • Dark, aromatic and complex French Roast
  • Light and smooth Donut Shop blend
  • Vibrant and rich Toasted Hazelnut

The premium-bagged coffees are now available chain wide along with two single-serve coffee pods that are compatible for use in Keurig and other single-serve coffee makers.

Additionally, new items have been introduced as part of the core Gold Emblem line re-launched earlier this year.

Newest Gold Emblem Snack & Beverage Offerings Gold Emblem continues to deliver great taste, uncompromising quality and unparalleled value for consumers. All new Gold Emblem items are evaluated using a rigorous taste-testing process that includes both an in-house panel and an external third-party panel of professional taste-testers. Gold Emblem products feature key nutritional information on the front of each item’s packaging to help shoppers make well-informed choices. Newest items include:

  • Gold Emblem Snack Bars: These new scrumptious snacks give shoppers even more nutritious grab-and-go options no matter what time of day or night they stop by their local drugstore. All Gold Emblem Snack Bars are filled with nutrient rich whole grains, including the Strawberry Breakfast Bar, Blueberry Greek Yogurt Bar (made with real blueberries), Classic Trail Mix Bar and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bar.
  • Gold Emblem Dark Chocolate Covered Real Fruit: Real fruit enrobed in dark chocolate combine to create both an indulgent and healthy snack. Available in dark chocolate covered blueberries and pomegranate varieties.
  • Gold Emblem Mixed Nuts: As one of the most popular categories in the brand, the Gold Emblem nut line is expanding to include new savory flavors fit for all taste buds: Salt & Pepper Pistachio (in shell), Habenero BBQ Almonds, Honey Dijon Almonds, Unsalted Mixed Nuts, Berries & Cherries Nut Clusters and Almond Nut Clusters.
  • Gold Emblem Sparkling Fruit Burst Water: Offering new refreshing beverages just in time for the summer season, Gold Emblem now boasts its first sparkling flavored water in single-serve 17-ounce bottles. Available in Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Pink Grapefruit and Lemon Lime.
  • Gold Emblem Black Tea: Gold Emblem now offers energizing black tea that is sure to brighten any teatime.
  • Gold Emblem Caramel Crunch & Gold Emblem Ranch Flavored Pretzel Pieces: These crunchy snacks can satisfy any customers craving a salty snack.

Nearly all of the new options are under $5.

CVS/pharmacy stands behind the quality of all products included in all of its exclusive lines, including Gold Emblem, and offers a 100% money-back guarantee to ensure customer satisfaction. Shoppers can find Gold Emblem products in stores and online on CVS.com.

 

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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.