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Private Label and National Brands - Today's Changing Retail Dynamics

Selected highlights from a recent PLBuyer panel discussion at FMI Connect as part of the Private Brands Summit

The playing field for nationally branded and private label retail grocery products has seen a considerable shift in recent years as retailers put more effort into their private label lines, diversifying the types of products offered, getting more involved in the manufacturing process, and sometimes investing in marketing and advertising of private label to varying degrees.


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Doug's Drift

Private Label and National Brands - A Group Effort

As retailers seek to grow their private label portfolios, gaining a stronger footing in existing categories and breaking new ground with fresh penetration into categories that previously didn’t have any private label representation, they inevitably face ongoing competition with national brands.


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In & Out of the Box

Brands or Products? What Are We Building?

Are we brands or a series of comparative products with some unmemorable names on them?


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Category Colonel Awards

The Best New Private Label Products

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards are leaders in their respective categories, setting the pace for the future of the industry.

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards—which now focuses exclusively on new products, both those newly available to retailers and products that are on the shelf—read like a “best of” list of today’s industry trends. Natural. Wholesome. Nutritious. Gourmet. Indulgent. Ethnic. Convenient.


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Specialty Grocery Branding

The specialty grocery channel grows increasingly competitive as sales skyrocket.

Specialty grocery stores operating in gourmet, natural and organic product areas—and typically a tactical combination of all three—continue to capture more retail market share.


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The Editors' Table

Years ago, the first time my wife offered me a peanut-butter-filled pretzel from Trader Joe’s, I initially hesitated… I love peanut butter, and I love pretzels, but together?


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In & Out of the Box

Yesterday Salt Was a Drug, Today Sugar Is the New Tobacco

Times are certainly changing. Many of us have been spending a lot of time reducing sodium levels in products. If we weren’t, we certainly should have been.


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Making Store Brands 'Special'

Why not have the best of both worlds?


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Private Eye

Store Brand Dairy Delights

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover new dairy details, pitting private label vs. national brands.

Private label dairy products like whole milk and natural shredded cheese remain behemoths of the industry, with options easily found in almost any store.


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Category Insight: Private Label Bakery Rising

Baked goods are alive and well in retail, but distinct factors are driving individual segments.


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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.

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

PLB November 2014 cover

November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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