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Doug's Drift

Original Store Brand Content is King

We live in the Information Age. As the name of this heady period of human existence plainly indicates, at its core is the publication and consumption of information brought to the masses via all available media—radio, broadcast and cable television, movies, books, newspapers, magazines, etc.—but particularly through our exponentially expanding online and digital realm.


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Special Report

2013 PLMA Show Guide

Prepared foods, convenience, non-food product diversity and pet care—along with increased international attention—will find the spotlight at PLMA 2013.

PLMA anticipates that its 2013 Private Label Trade Show will be its biggest yet, presenting more than 2,300 exhibit booths—surpassing last year’s record-breaking expo—across four halls at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., taking place from November 17–19.


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Exclusives: Consumer Survey

Has Private Label’s Power Peaked?

How can retailers improve their private label business, positioning their store brands for renewed growth and consumer interest?

Does an improving economy mean a downturn in private label sales? Not necessarily. However, recent research from Perception Research Services (PRS) suggests some potential softening in select categories after years of steady growth.


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PLBuyer Index

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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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November 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food product are bottles and hair care.

Podcasts

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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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