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June 2004


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Turn of a century
Nash Finch celebrates 100 years of Private Label Success

COVER STORY
- Turn of a Century
Minneapolis-based Nash Finch Co. celebrates 100 years of the company’s Our Family label with promotions, events, radio and TV ads, and much more — all part of a yearlong celebration. Nash Finch shared its history with PL Buyer, looking back at the Nash brothers’ original foray into retail and looking forward to what’s to come from today’s $4-billion company.

SPECIAL REPORT
- The Hot List
2004’s Hot List comprises private label categories that have more than $10 million in sales and experienced more than 10 percent growth last year. We’ve got IRI data of the top 50 categories and observations from a handful of industry observers.
- Retail Executives of the Year
Retail Executives of the Year This year’s ten Retail Executives of the Year come from various channels and geographies, but all concur that the state of the private label industry is a good one. PL Buyer spoke to a number of the winners, who shared insight on quality issues, creating strong relationships and how they feel about their jobs. Take a look…

CATEGORY REVIEWS
- Cookies and crackers
Cookie and cracker manufacturers react to the low-carb phenomenon with new offerings to combat consumers’ new passion for carb counting.
- Paper products
Private label paper makers hold their own in a highly competitive category.
- Rice and pasta
These higher-carb categories work to combat low-carb diet trends with new products and strong marketing.

PRIVATE EYE
- FMI Presentation Touts Private Label Benefits
- Private Particulars
- WaL-Mart RFID Tracking Tags in Field Test
- Food Lion Test Blooms Format, FMI to Showcase Private Label in 2006, People and more...

THINKING INSIDE THE BOX
- Are You Being Hunted?
Industry guru Tom Stephens poses important questions to ponder.

WARREN's WANDERINGS
- Oh Captain, My Captain ...

ONE LAST THOUGHT
- Cream of the Crop

ADVERTISER INDEX
- Index

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