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PLBuyer Index: Cautious Moves and More Rollercoaster Rides

HBC posts some incremental progress while private label faces questions about consistency.
By Nikki Baird
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Our most-recent 4-week period closed on June 15, providing our first hints into the summer season and private label’s opportunities.


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PLBuyer Index: Big-Picture Private Label Strength

Bakery’s back, Edible and Frozen are slipping, but the big picture’s still rosy for private label.
By Nikki Baird
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The May 2014 4-week period closed on May 19, providing early insight into spring and a view into private label’s health as the school year began to come to a close.


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Private Label Bakery and Deli Shine

We see a strong start for the first quarter of 2014 - particularly for Bakery and Deli.
By Nikki Baird
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The first quarter 2014 has come to a close, and the results are in for private label: a strong start to the year.


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PLBuyer Index: Private Label and Looming Food Price Increases

Retailers are poised to make higher price increases than national brands, but will inflation hamper or help?
By Nikki Baird
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In the last week of March, the USDA revised its forecast of consumer prices related to food, anticipating that the relatively low levels of price inflation seen in 2013 would end, and 2014 would see inflation return to more “historical“ levels (as longs as there are no unusual weather events during the major growing season).


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2014's Private Label Early Winners and Losers

Private label and national brands raised prices, with private label showing a greater relative increase - and share of units did not fall.
By Nikki Baird
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As we settle into 2014, we turn the corner on the first complete year of the PLBuyer Index; our first reported period ended back in February 24, 2013.  

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Holiday Brand Massacre or Private Label’s Big Price Move?

Private label excelled in 2013, but ends the year with a whimper.
By Nikki Baird
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Overall, private label had an excellent year. Over the 52-week rolling period, private label share of revenue is up over the prior period, and most of that was achieved by raising prices without losing substantial share in unit sales.


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Turkey or Toast: How Private Label Fared for Thanksgiving

The PLBuyer Index is up, and the last period was one of the best of the year.
By Nikki Baird
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 The PLBuyer Index for the 4 weeks ending December 1, 2013 hit 103.9, up from 102.2. Private label share of revenue was up slightly, to 17.4 percent. Revenue was up 1.8 percent for national brands, but was up 2.3 percent for private label. 


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Our Seasonal Non-Edible Rollercoaster

Insight into pricing strategies helps make sense of the seasonal swings we’re seeing in Non-Edible store brand products.
By Nikki Baird
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The total store PLBuyer Index is at 102.2 for the 52 weeks ending November 3, 2013.


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Store Brand Categories to Watch in 2014

By Nikki Baird
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Frozen, HBC and General Merchandise are three categories worth watching closely during 2014 on the PLBuyer Index.


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2013 Private Label Sales in Review

With cautiously optimistic numbers starting to come to the fore for U.S. economic growth and unemployment, the prospects for private label are more interesting than ever.
By Nikki Baird
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We’re in the midst of the winter holidays, so it’s that time of year to start looking back at the year behind us in anticipation of what the next year will bring.


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September 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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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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September 2014

The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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