This major win comes on the heels of Lidl’s top performance at the 2017 LA International Wine Competition, where Lidl was also the top performing retail exhibitor, with 101 medals earned.
Own Brands Now sat down with White, a Safeway alumnus, to discuss the role own brands plays at Albertsons and how suppliers can best partner with a retailer that manages 20 well-known banners operating across 35 states.
Whole Foods Market is the only national retailer with a Master Sommelier, the company stated. A Master Sommelier is the highest distinction a professional can attain in fine wine service.
Kroger provides customers thousands of own brand products under more than 25 corporate brands, including Kroger, Simple Truth and Private Selection.
"Total new product sales are expected to be greater than $200 million in 2017," Perrigo's CEO suggested.
International Expertise will provide executives a comprehensive understanding of the domestic and export private brand industry.
The retired Kellogg Company veteran also serves on the boards of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and AdvancePierre Foods, Jana Partners reported.
The concept has certainly allowed the company to drive the message that healthy choices don’t need to be expensive and helps shake off its reputation for being overpriced.
Lidl plans on working within a 21,000 sq.-ft. box, which is about half the size of a typical U.S. grocer yet 35% larger than Lidl's European locations.