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Economy Forces Changes in Affluent Consumers' Shopping Behavior

Even among America's affluent, changes in personal finance are reshaping spending on groceries and foodservice.

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What's news in private label and retail

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Ooh, Ooh That Smell!

When it comes to fish, smoke and other less-than-desirable in-home odors, more and more consumers appear to be resorting to open windows and the passage of time to clear the air. At least that’s what the latest sales data from Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) seem to suggest.
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Highest Honors

PL Buyer honors the 2009 Category Colonels, the outstanding suppliers our retailer-readers selected for having the sophistication and determination it takes to help build successful private label programs.

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Barking Up the Right Tree

There might be no such thing as a truly “recession-proof” category. But pet food comes pretty close.
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Sailing the Soupy Seas

Rain or shine, soup is a pretty popular dish. Whether it functions as an ingredient, a side or a meal, soup is one of the more versatile foods people can enjoy. And boy, is it filling.
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Don't Give Up the Dip!

Let’s face it: Comfort and camaraderie are essential in toughing out this recession, which has gotten uglier than a fight breaking out as a result of a double-dipped chip. And luckily for those George Costanzas out there who think two dips are better than one, consumers can indulge in and entertain with quality private label dips and spreads without thinning the wallet.
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Top 25 Retailers 2009

PL Buyer takes its annual look at the top 25 supermarket, mass merchandise and drugstore retailers in the United States and Canada.

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Affordable Indulgence

Faced with rising grocery prices - and job losses, temporary layoffs or salary reductions - many consumers have been forced to make tough decisions related to weekly food purchases. Not surprisingly, cookies and crackers, usually deemed “non-essentials,” have been dropped, at least temporarily, from scores of shopping lists.
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Economy in Transition

Consumer behavior is all over the map, with shoppers of various income levels, family sizes and mindsets adopting different strategies for economic survival.

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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.


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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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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