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August 1, 2007
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Cover Story
- Private Label Up There
Canadian Retailers — Loblaws, Sobeys, Metro Inc.,Wal-Mart Canada
With a private label model akin to the European market, our northern neighbors have stayed in tune with changing consumer habits and built a solid grocery retail environment. As private label continues to be a presence for all of the leading players, the Canadian retail industry provides a solid example for U.S. retailers.

Here’s a Thought
- Increased Interactivity

The Private Eye
- Is “China Free” The Way To Be?
“China Free” products, Food Lion’s newly tiered private label program, coupon redemption, Safeway’s Eating Right, RetailWire, The Ticker, People and more.
- The Ticker

Thinking Inside the Box
- A Walk In The Park
Tom Stephens says “clean-slate initiatives” are sometimes the best bet to promote progress.

Trend Watch — Organic Outlook
- Ingredients For A Debate
With the USDA considering a list of 38 non-organic ingredients that may be permitted in organic foods, how will that action affect the reputability of the organic industry?

Special Report
- Brand Innovators '07
PL Buyer’s sister publication BrandPackaging honors innovators in packaging, including execs from Publix and Wal-Mart. Hear from Tim Cox, Publix’s director of creative services, and Matt Kistler, senior vice president of marketing, research and insights at Sam’s Club.
- A Breakout Succes
- Less Is More

   Category Reviews   
Soups & Mixes
- Soup’s On

Candy & Chocolate
- America’s Sweet Tooth

Foot Care
- Treading A Path To Success

PET SUPPLIES
- Something To Bark At

New Products
- Antacid Dissolvable Strip; Microwavable Panini...

Web sights
- Not Good Enough
PL Buyer’s new section focused on all things e-media.

Advertiser Index
- Index

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