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Unlike many retail stores, brick-and-mortar shops in the discount channel have been able to successfully evolve during hard economic times—so much so, in fact, to the point that many of the discount retailers are announcing expansion in 2014.
As we escape the cold, wintery doldrums of February, March brings the promise of spring, warmer weather and the unshakable grip of one of America’s greatest pastimes: the office March Madness pool.
Say “cross channel” to anyone in Europe, and their first thought always used to be someone is going to either swim from France to England, or vice versa.
Private label paper and plastic products boast remarkable shares, showing broad consumer acceptance, further backed by sales increases in each category our shoppers explored.
The morning meal remains a hotly contested segment in food today, with restaurants and retailers continually battling for more share of stomach.
Whole Foods Market might only currently sit at No. 30 on the PLBuyer Top 35 Private Label Retailers list, but this landmark retailer continues to make moves that will add significant momentum to its business—most notably in the areas of private label and overall retailer branding.
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.
By now, many of you may have forsaken your New Year’s resolutions or, if they involved proclamations of healthier living, perhaps put them off until spring when the weather reminds you of approaching beach trips and bathing suits.
Retailers are quickly evolving into more than just a means to an end—well beyond simple transaction—and the captivating aspect of that picture is lifestyle branding.
According to the September 2013 “Frozen Food Market” report from Transparency Market Research, the global frozen food market is projected to reach $293.75 billion by 2019, up from $224.74 billion in 2012.
This month’s new food products include Sugar-free Gum, Gluten-free Pizza, Vegetable Cups, Peppermint Cream Coffee, Thin Spaghetti Vegetable Pasta, Carneros Pinot Noir, Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Coffee, and Light Peppermint Ice Cream.
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