The mysterious companies behind Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s O’s The hidden companies behind store brands like Kirkland Signatur The real story behind store brands

They have become forces in their own right and make up around 21% of sales in the $1.7 trillion US grocery industry, according to IRI. But the origins of store brands remain largely secretive. Retailers aren’t typically forthcoming about the companies that make their brands. And manufacturers, likewise, have little incentive to reveal that they’re … Read more

“Stray” cat video game brings some benefits to real cats

NEW YORK (AP) — The virtual cat hero from the new video game sensation “Stray” doesn’t just wind along rusted pipes, leap over unidentified sludge and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well. Thanks to online fundraising platforms, gamers are playing “Stray” while streaming … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond discontinues Wild Sage private brand as it tries to improve sales

A person enters a Bed Bath & Beyond store on October 01, 2021 in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images Bed Bath & Beyond is axing one of its private labels, Wild Sage, about a year after the company made an aggressive push into exclusive brands, at the … Read more

Donovan Mitchell, Russell Westbrook, Myles Turner, Rockets

With the dog days of August upon us, NBA executives and several free agents are awaiting a blockbuster trade domino to fall with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Donovan Mitchell, and Russell Westbrook as potential candidates to be moved. Several notable names remain on the free agent market, including Collin Sexton, Montrezl Harrell, Dennis Schroeder, Carmelo … Read more