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Private Label’s Coming Price Showdown

Will private label prices dip in November before taking their seasonal big rise in December, or will retailers again try to exercise some pricing muscle when it really counts?
By Nikki Baird
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For the four weeks ending September 8, 2013, the PLBuyer Index climbed to 101.6, up from last month’s rating of 99.7 (a score of 100.0 translates as a flat market). 


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Private Eye

Store Brand Dairy Deals

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Private label dairy is big business, perennially posing strong competition to national brands, with milk alone garnering over $8 billion in sales each year.


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Cover Story

The Top 10 Trends in Private Label

Several targeted approaches to product development—including natural, storytelling, nostalgia and more—will help feed private label’s growth across a diverse set of food and non-food categories over the next year and beyond.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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What is your private brand’s story?


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Category Insights

Private Label Household Products

Private label household wipes and laundry products help time-starved shoppers keep their homes clean without cleaning out their wallets.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Regardless of the state of the economy, one thing holds true for most American consumers. We all could use more time in the day.


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Category Insights: Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Fancy Something Frozen?

Frozen private label fruits and vegetables offers shoppers nutrition and convenience.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Private Label frozen fruits and vegetables are some of the simplest products retailers can offer their shoppers, in a good way.


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Thinking Inside the Box

Store Brand Guru Dave Nichol Remembered

By Tom Stephens
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Last month, many of us were mourning the loss of Dave Nichol, a pioneer and giant in our industry. So what has that got to do with Jimmy Fallon and Co.? I’ll get to that.


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Focus on Digital

Will We Burst the Store Brand Bubble?

By Jim Wisner
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Store brands have seen breathtaking growth in recent years. In 2012, sales surpassed $108 billion and unit share climbed over 21 percent, according to PLMA and Nielsen.


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Following the Buzz

The 2013 Private Label Show Arrives

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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This November 17–19, I will be making the journey from New Jersey to Chicago for PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Trade Show.


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Doug's Drift

Private Label's Big Show

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The annual PLMA Show is taking place November 17–19 in the shadow of the great city of Chicago in Rosemont, Ill.


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Cover Story

Top 35 Private Label Retailers

U.S. retail giant Walmart again leads the private brand pack on our exclusive annual Top 35 list—one that saw some significant shifts.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The private label business in the United States continues to accelerate, growing in diversity and focus. While consolidation ever changes the look of the playing field, U.S. retailers clearly see the strength in promotion and development of their store brands.


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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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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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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