About Private Label Buyer Magazine

Founded in 1986, PLBuyer is the leading source of business information for the private label retailing industry, offering unique insight and analysis to support private label/store brand program strategy, execution and management.

All PLBuyer content helps inform retailers working in private label—including buyers, category managers, corporate executives and other decision-makers—through its mix of features, departments and columns written to include one or more of the four key PLBuyer content pillars:

  • Categories—analysis related to trends and developments across primary grocery food and non-food private label categories
  • Channels—private label strategies specific to grocery, drug, warehouse/club, convenience and mass merchandise retail channels
  • Decisions—insight into private label decision-making dynamics
  • Private Label vs. National Brands—category management strategies for optimal sales and profit

The PLBuyer team implements this content strategy across its entire portfolio:

Signature PLBuyer research and awards include the Category Colonel Awards for best new private label products, the Retailer of the Year for excellence in private label retailing, the definitive annual Top 35 Private Label Retailers list, and the industry-first PLBuyer Index data analysis and forecasting tool.


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John R. Schrei


Rita M. Foumia

Corporate Strategy

Vincent M. Miconi


Lisa L. Paulus


Scott Wolters

Conference & Event Director

Michelle Hucal

Content Deployment

Michael T. Powell


Nikki Smith

Online Development

Marlene J. Witthoft

Human Resources

Beth A. Surowiec

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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.


Coming with a clear, comprehensive plan was the key to success for Longo Brothers Fruit Markets when the grocer decided to roll out a two-tier private label strategy, Jenny Longo and Robert Koss tell PLBuyer editor Chris Freeman in this podcast.

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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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