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March 2004

COVER STORY

PL BUYER

The Authority on Private Label Retailing

Private Label's Role in Natural Products Retailing

Also: A Special Report on Frozen Foods

- Whole Foods Market, Wild Oats Market, Trader Joe's
As consumer interest in natural and organic foods continues to grow, leading natural foods retailers Whole Foods, Wild Oats and Trader Joe's are reaping
the benefits. Sales are increasing, and private label is playing a significant role. Each retailer has its own strategy, and they're all working to capture a piece of this non-tradition, adventurous market — defining natural foods retailing in the process.
EDITORIAL
- Warren’s Wanderings
Publisher’s Corner
- It’s time again for Category Colonels!
Private Eye
- PLMA Amsterdam Show
PLMA’s “World of Private Label,” Micropack acquires Vermont Pure Springs, Cott’s U.S. sales top $1 billion, Potlatch forges forward with new machinery, Letter to the Editor, Private Particulars, People… and more.
- Thinking “Inside the Box”
Industry guru Tom Stephens ponders industry “awards.”
Category Reviews
- Adult Incontinence Products
Aging baby boomers and shrinking fixed incomes are poised to drive sales in the
adult incontinence category.
- Juice and Bottled Water
Private label juice and bottled water are reaping the benefits of the health movement as both categories flirt with double-digit growth.
Special Section
- Working with Canadian Suppliers
Some of Canada’s leading suppliers sound off on the benefits to working with Canadian suppliers, how the fluctuating dollar affects their business, NAFTA and more.
Special Report
- ONE Cool customer
Private label frozen foods are outperforming national brands behind almost every door in the freezer. Take a look at IRI category data covering categories ranging from frozen vegetables to frozen novelties, frozen poultry, pizzas and more.
New Products
- Cereal bars, Cinnamon Sticks
lower-carb pasta, odor-control cat litter, Albertsons Blue Ribbon Beef, Wegmans Diet Vanilla Cola … and more.
- One Last Thought…
New Products
- The Product Guide
- The Supplier Guide
- Advertiser Index

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