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Going for the Gold

By Denise Leathers
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New research from The Nielsen Co., New York, offers some evidence that store brands are beginning to carve out a bigger niche in center store.

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Operation Expansion

By Kathie Canning
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We could say that 2009 is shaping up to be a big year for the Montvale, N.J.-based Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc. (A&P), but that would be a huge understatement. After all, the company celebrated the New Year by marking its 150th anniversary - a milestone no other grocery retailer has reached. What’s more, A&P is continuing its year-long party with a massive expansion of its “Own Brands” private label program.
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Cream of the Crop

By Kathie Canning
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Meet PL Buyer's 2009 Retail Executives of the Year.
 

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Nut-thing Better Than Private Label

By Randy Hofbauer
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One might think trail mix is enjoyed only on camping trips or in elementary school cafeterias. But fruit and nut snacks also are gaining popularity with consumers who want something sweet and/or salty, but are concerned about their sodium and fat intake.
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Despite Economy, Demand for Premium Brands Remains Strong

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A new report from the Chicago-based market research company Information Resources Inc. (IRI) confirms a widespread belief that the poor economy is boosting sales of low-priced value brands. However, the report also reveals growth at the other end of the spectrum, where premium brands are outselling mid-tier selections.

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Smokers Look to PL for Help Quitting

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More and more smokers are attempting to kick the habit with the help of over-the-counter smoking cessation products, a bright spot for private label.

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CPG Industry Outperforms Market in '08

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The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry outperformed both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial averages last year, besting both by at least 10 points, said a new report from the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Washington, D.C., and PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York.


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Bits and Pieces

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What's news in private label and retail

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Sin No More

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Ask today's cash-strapped consumers what they want most from a supermarket, and they're likely to answer "good value." But according to a recent article, many supermarkets are doing a poor job highlighting the values available in their stores.
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Better-for-You Segment Still Healthy

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The economy might be ailing, but sales of products designed to promote health and wellness remain hale and hearty.
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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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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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