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I am all about some ghetto brands for pretty much everything. As long as it is from a well known high end chain. Mainly Kroger and Meijer here but ohhh how I dream of being able to shop at Publix on a weekly basis.
Though I will say there are 4 items that I do not buy the ghetto brand of.
Helmans Mayonaise
Plochmans Mustard
Coke and Pepsi Products
Boars Head Meats


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I don't recall seeing any grocery stores, other than the purposefully cheap ones, replacing the name brand with the store one. Confused They are always alongside each other. Sometimes people pay more for the perceived or real quality or taste of the name brand. Why would they cost themselves a sale?

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Publix Premium ice cream (especially the maple walnut) is some of the best store-bought ice cream I have ever had. The half gallon tub is a true half gallon, 64 oz., not the 59 oz. that so many name brands have gone to for the "half gallon." Frequently on sale for $3.50, which is less than a quart container of the name brands.

The ice cream is so good that it prompted my friend (a member of SIGforum, so you know that this is true!) to call Publix and ask who their supplier is, so he can look for that brand when he's in his summer home, which is located in an area where Publix does not have any stores.

The reply from Publix: "We make our own ice cream."

Everything that I have tried with the Publix Premium store brand label has been excellent. The frozen pizza is the best frozen pizza I have found.

Another store brand that is usually outstanding quality is Costco's Kirkland Signature. Is there better bacon to be found anywhere, other than Jeff Yarchin's karmas?

We use a Keurig brewer at home and find that the Costco brand of K-cups is as good as, or better than, any other brand for our taste, and at a significantly lower cost. Going from memory I think we pay in the neighborhood of forty-two bucks for a carton of 120 K-cups. The Pacific Bold variety is a good, strong, flavorful coffee. So much flavor in fact, that I now enjoy it straight; no more half-and-half.

I also find that Walmart Great Value products are middle-of-the-road when compared to major brands. Neither better nor worse than average, but at lower cost. Bonus of buying these, I get to do my people-watching at the Walmart store and parking lot. That alone is worth while! Roll Eyes


I second this. Publix and Costco/kirkland branded items are just as good, if not sometimes better than the name brand. They're the only store brands I've found that is very good quality. All of the other generic brands generally suck.
 
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I eat cereal.....a lot of cereal. I have found that Walmart's Great Value brand for their Oat Squares and Cinnamon Oat Squares (Life knock-offs) suits me just fine as well as Kroger's brand of Cocoa Krispies. Waaaaay cheaper than the "brand name" counterparts.



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Does anyone wonder where Costco comes up with Kirkland brand? You don't believe they have their own manufacturing plants do you?
They approach major manufacturers of name brands and make them a proposition.
So your running two shifts now. Wanna run three?
Have the third shift make the same product but put Kirkland label on it.



do you work for Costco?
or any of the manufacturers that you mention ?





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Does anyone wonder where Costco comes up with Kirkland brand? You don't believe they have their own manufacturing plants do you?
They approach major manufacturers of name brands and make them a proposition.
So your running two shifts now. Wanna run three?
Have the third shift make the same product but put Kirkland label on it.


Apparently, Costco has it's own product R&D. They may not own their own manufacturing but they do provide their own specs often enough instead of just private labeling other brands.



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They are exactly the same in many cases.
 
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Originally posted by V-Tail:
Publix Premium ice cream (especially the maple walnut) is some of the best store-bought ice cream I have ever had. The half gallon tub is a true half gallon, 64 oz., not the 59 oz. that so many name brands have gone to for the "half gallon." Frequently on sale for $3.50, which is less than a quart container of the name brands.

The ice cream is so good that it prompted my friend (a member of SIGforum, so you know that this is true!) to call Publix and ask who their supplier is, so he can look for that brand when he's in his summer home, which is located in an area where Publix does not have any stores.

The reply from Publix: "We make our own ice cream."

Everything that I have tried with the Publix Premium store brand label has been excellent. The frozen pizza is the best frozen pizza I have found.



You forgot to mention publix bread..... Big Grin



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Originally posted by ajensen:
Does anyone wonder where Costco comes up with Kirkland brand? You don't believe they have their own manufacturing plants do you?
They approach major manufacturers of name brands and make them a proposition.
So your running two shifts now. Wanna run three?
Have the third shift make the same product but put Kirkland label on it.



do you work for Costco?
or any of the manufacturers that you mention ?

I do not work for Costco or any any of the manufacturers mentioned. Did my own research in the internet.


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Originally posted by ajensen:
Does anyone wonder where Costco comes up with Kirkland brand? You don't believe they have their own manufacturing plants do you?
They approach major manufacturers of name brands and make them a proposition.
So your running two shifts now. Wanna run three?
Have the third shift make the same product but put Kirkland label on it.


Apparently, Costco has it's own product R&D. They may not own their own manufacturing but they do provide their own specs often enough instead of just private labeling other brands.


What I've see is Costco gets a new product. If it sells well, suddenly the Kirkland brand comes out with it and the name brand is gone.



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The reply from Publix: "We make our own ice cream."



Publix dairy processing facility Lakeland FL.

Their ice cream is really good. You have Laura Johnson (retired) to thank for that.
 
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Originally posted by V-Tail:
Publix Premium ice cream (especially the maple walnut) is some of the best store-bought ice cream I have ever had. The half gallon tub is a true half gallon, 64 oz., not the 59 oz. that so many name brands have gone to for the "half gallon." Frequently on sale for $3.50, which is less than a quart container of the name brands.

The ice cream is so good that it prompted my friend (a member of SIGforum, so you know that this is true!) to call Publix and ask who their supplier is, so he can look for that brand when he's in his summer home, which is located in an area where Publix does not have any stores.

The reply from Publix: "We make our own ice cream."

Everything that I have tried with the Publix Premium store brand label has been excellent. The frozen pizza is the best frozen pizza I have found.
You forgot to mention publix bread..... Big Grin
Not just Publix bread, it's the onion rye. If you haven't tried the in-store bakery onion rye, you have to try it. Great for roast beef sandwiches, or toasted with morning coffee, just about everything except stuff like peanut butter, honey, jam ...

Gotta get to the store early though, they only bake a couple of loaves of this delectable bread and when it's gone, it's gone.

I haven't had any for over a week, withdrawal symptoms here, but wife and I are on a no-carb 30 day diet. I think somebody here on the forum suggested the diet. No Publix onion rye for V-Tail until the beginning of April.



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Many years ago, my father spend a summer working at a canning plant in his hometown. He found it very interesting that as the filled cans moved down to the labeling area, they were separated into several different lines. Some had name brands and some were store brands. Same product, just different labels.


Several decades ago when I was about 14, I worked a summer for one of those big canning companies up in Lewiston Idaho. Got to see what happened to all those peas that were coming out of the processors in those huge pea fields.

The name of the processing company was, AIR, Snow Crop.

On occasion I had to walk through part of the canning plant. Got to see the labeling lines. Each line was putting a different company label on the cans.

Same peas, from the same fields, same canning plant, just different labels on the cans.

Same thing applied to the cherries we were picking, too. I got paid 3 cents a pound to pick them.


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Originally posted by ajensen:
Many years ago, my father spend a summer working at a canning plant in his hometown. He found it very interesting that as the filled cans moved down to the labeling area, they were separated into several different lines. Some had name brands and some were store brands. Same product, just different labels.


That was something I learned in elementary school. We used to take a field trip to tour Pillsbury bakery, and one of Pillsbury's brands is Green Giant. Same veggies that went into the Green Giant cans went into a number of other store labels cans.


Same thing way back when I worked in a bakery, just change the bags for different name brands or store brands.


In some cases store brands may just be repackaged (AKA Private Labelled) versions of the store brand. But nowadays they are often intentionally made with different specs/standards as to not hurt their own name brand.


Canned corn for example. In a good growing year you'll be hard pressed to find a difference. It's during the tough growing seasons you'll find the differences.

I use store brand about half the time, picking and choosing what I feel makes a difference.


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I'll go for the store brands almost every time. When I shop Wally World, the Great Value products are just like the national brands. When I buy at Aldi's, there in house names are just as good as the majors and it says you a shit pot full of money too!



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I've been in water bottling facilities that bottle for dozens of in-house and branded items. All the same water, different label.


There is a difference between bottled water. Some brands, particularly the higher end spring water brands, I can't stand. Some I can stand cold, but not warm. And the taste can change region to region.

The funny part is one brand that I can stand locally is the Sam's Club house brand. And it is one of the cheapest at under 9 cents a bottle at case prices.


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You should stay out of Aldi and Trader Joe's then.

Aldis is like Bizarroland. The packaging and colors of their store brands mimic the name brands even to the point where if you are used to Hellmans mayonaise, their packaging is identical but it may say "Spellmans" .
 
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