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Stagnito Media Aquires Private Label Magazine

\"\"In a surprising turn of events Deerfield Illinois based trade magazine publisher Stagnito Media announced late Friday, October, 12 that it has acquired Private Label, Private Label International and Private Label China magazines, and their related products from E.W. Williams Publications Co., Fort Lee, NJ.

Launched by E.W. Williams in 1979, Private Label magazine under the direction of Andrew Williams was groundbreaking in the evolving private label industry. Private Label magazine and Stagnito’s Progressive Grocer Store Brands will be merged into one publication. The new title will be given the name Private Label→Store Brands. The acquisition consolidates what was a crowded three magazine market to two: PL Buyer and Private Label→Store Brands.

According to the press release:

\”We are extremely excited about the many opportunities surrounding our acquisition of Private Label magazine,\” said Steven Lichtenstein, vice president and group publisher, Stagnito Media. \”We have long recognized Private Label as a widely respected and accepted publication serving the private label/store brands market. For that reason, we have made a strategic decision to retain the best parts of Private Label magazine, merging it with Store Brands. Out of this merger will come a mega-media brand, providing the types of information and insights that will help shape the future of our industry.”

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Private Label Magazine Announces 2012 Leadership Awards

\"\"The editors of the trade publication Private Label magazine have announced the retail winner’s of their publications 2012 Store Brand Leadership Awards and 2012 Store Brand Retailer of the Year Award.

This year’s Store Brand Leadership Award recipients include:

  • Costco Wholesale Corp., Issaquah, WA, for the Wholesale Club Segment,
  • CVS/pharmacy, Woonsocket, RI, for the Drug Store Segment,
  • Dollar General Corp., Goodlettsville, TN, for the Discount Store Segment,
  • Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH, for the Supermarket Segment
  • Navarro Discount Pharmacy, Medley, FL, for the Specialty Store Segment.

Kroger has been selected as Private Label’s overall 2012 Store Brand Retailer of the Year Award recipient that is drawn from one of the five 2012 Store Brand Leadership Award winners based on the retail segments listed above.

Award Criteria
The Store Brand Leadership Awards and Retailer of the Year program is dedicated to honoring North American retailers for their noteworthy contributions to the growth of store brand products in the consumer marketplace.

The above retailers have been selected from nominations submitted by the readers of the magazine based on one or more of the following store brand criteria:

  1. Product Innovation
  2. Packaging
  3. Marketing — including Advertising and In-Store Merchandising
  4. Employee Involvement
  5. Quality Assurance

Company profiles of the recipients will appear in the upcoming Private Label July-August 2012 issue.

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Private Label Magazine Launches New Publication in China

\"\"Trade publication Private Label magazine, which has provided information on the industry for over 30 years, yesterday announced its newest addition, Private Label China magazine. The new publication will debut at the Shanghai Private Label Fair from December 7-9, 2011. The magazine will cover the Chinese and surrounding Asian Private Brand markets and contain articles written in Mandarin and translated into English, which are contributed by local experts and international retail analysts.

The Shanghai Private Label Fair is organized by PLMA (Private Label Manufacturers Association) and ISPC (Shanghai International Sourcing Promotion Center) and is located the Shanghai Mart Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China. Representatives from Private Label magazine will be at the show and will be presenting the magazine, which can be found on display at Stand A33 and available throughout the Shanghai Private Label Fair. The magazine\’s website www.privatelabelchina.com launches December 5 and contains a PDF of the first issue along with instructions on subscribing to future digital and print editions.

“With a current market share of approximately 3-5%, the upside growth potential for PB in China is staggering,\” says publisher Phillip Russo. “A growing middle-class, ever more efficient infrastructure, and international cooperation are the elements needed to catalyze this growth, and they are all in place. Private Label China will chronicle developments, ask questions, seek answers, and most of all, share the knowledge.”

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Private Label Magazine Announces 2011 Store Brand Leadership Awards

\"\"The editors of the monthly trade magazine Private Label have announced the retail winners of their publication\’s 2011 Store Brand Leadership Awards and 2011 Store Brand Retailer of the Year Award.

This year\’s Store Brand Leadership Award winners include:

  • Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Matthews, NC, for the Discount Store Segment,
  • Walgreen Co., Deerfield, IL, for the Drug Store Segment,
  • Smart & Final, Commerce, CA, for the Warehouse Grocery Store Segment,
  • Loblaw Companies Ltd., Brampton, ON, for the Canadian Retailer Segment,
  • Walmart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, AR, for the International Retailer Segment

Walmart has been selected as Private Label\’s overall 2011 Store Brand Retailer of the Year Award recipient that is drawn from one of the five 2011 Store Brand Leadership Award winners based on the retail segments listed above.

Award Criteria
The Store Brand Leadership Awards and Retailer of the Year program is dedicated to honoring North American and International Retailers for their noteworthy contributions to the growth of store brand products in the consumer marketplace.

The retailers were selected from nominations submitted by the readers of the magazine based on one or more of the following store brand criteria:
1. Product Innovation,
2. Packaging,
3. Marketing–including Advertising and In-Store Merchandising,
4. Employee Involvement,
5. Quality Assurance.

Company profiles of the winners will appear in the upcoming Private Label July-August 2011 issue.

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Private Label Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2011 Awards

\"\"Private Label magazine is seeking nominations for its 2011 Store Brand Leadership Awards program to honor North American retailers for their noteworthy contributions to the growth of Private Brands.

The editors of Private Label magazine invite readers to participate in this special awards program by nominating a retail operator in each of the following segments that is setting new standards of excellence:

  • Supermarket
  • Chain Drug Store
  • Discount Store
  • Canadian Retailer

The overall Store Brand Retailer of the Year award recipient will be selected from one of the four Store Brand Leadership Award winners based on category.

Click HERE for a copy of the 2011 nominating ballot and the Selection Criteria. Nominations are due by Friday, April 29, 2011.