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Riding a Pizza-Pie High

Perhaps you’ve seen shoppers bobbing and weaving down the refrigerated and frozen foods aisles in what appears to be a heightened state of caution. We’re betting they’re simply trying to avoid a direct hit from the private label pizzas that seem to be flying from the freezer cases and refrigerated displays.
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Value Proposition

To the many female consumers now faced with economic challenges or uncertainty, value is becoming more important than further product improvements in the feminine hygiene category.

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Going for the Gold

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

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

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

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Nut-thing Better Than Private Label

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

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

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

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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What's news in private label and retail

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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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