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Private Eye: Personal Care

Private Label Gets Personal

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in personal care.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Soap was a more than $4 billion category for the latest 52 weeks ending July 14, 2013, up 2 percent, according to IRI data.


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Focus on Digital

Who to Watch: The Best Store Brand Digital Marketers

By Jim Wisner
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Which retailers really understand how to maximize private label promotions through new media?


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Thinking Inside the Box

The Package!

By Tom Stephens
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No, it’s not a column about a wannabe New York City Mayor.


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Category Insights: Deli

Daring Deli

Deli options get more natural and artisanal, offering shoppers more customization and a high-end shopper experience.
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Today, customer experiences are vital to bringing shoppers into physical stores—and to keep them coming back.


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Category Insights: Beverages

Beverage Flavors Sparkle

From sparkling water, to soda, to cold-pressed juices, private label beverage flavors and packaging are anything but ordinary.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Last year I bought a juicer. I’d been hearing about juicing everywhere and decided it was time to see for myself if this was truly the magic path to a healthier life.


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PLBuyer Index

PLBuyer Index: Spotlight on Frozen

Frozen category private label merchandise has been doing extremely well on the PLBuyer Index—one of the best categories in terms of overall performance.
By Nikki Baird
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In the dog days of summer, it seems only fair to take a closer look at performance of private label merchandise in the Frozen category.


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Following The Buzz

Overextending Your Brand

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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As private label lines become more sophisticated, sometimes morphing into recognized brands, the question of what products to add to your lineup comes into question, especially for retailers with several private label tiers.


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Doug's Drift

Our 21st Century Retail Revolution

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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We have entered an age of significant change in the retail world. And as these seismic shifts take place, you need to ask yourself how your corner of private label will weather these changes.


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Cover Story: Warehouse Club Report

Big Box Mania

PLBuyer takes a deeper look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the U.S.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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A deep look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the United States: Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s.


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Private Eye: Frozen Foods

Frozen Foods

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in frozen foods.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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The frozen food department accounted for $41 billion in sales in 2011, according to Nielsen records compiled for the 2012 PLMA Private Label Yearbook.


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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.

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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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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