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Unique Proposition

By Kathie Canning
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When it comes to hair care products, consumers face myriad choices. And those choices grow on a seemingly daily basis, as manufacturers try to meet every feasible hair care need.
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The Snack Strikes Back

By Randy Hofbauer
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A chip by any other name could taste just as snacktacular. Although much loyalty to national brands exists, during these trying times, consumers are finding that store brands can do just what the national brands do with their salty snacks - maybe even better.
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Spying on the Neighbors

By Randy Hofbauer
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U.S. retailers of private label goods could stay comfortable during this stormy recession by hopping across the pond and learning a thing or two from what retailers overseas are doing with their private label programs.

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Home is Hot

By Denise Leathers
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Thanks to the lousy economy, home cooking is where it's at today. Maybe that's one reason PL Buyer’s 2009 "Hot List: Foods" includes a record 146 entries - an increase of more than 100 percent over last year.
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Generation D?

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New research describes the emergence of a new group of consumers whose shopping behaviors - both now and in the future - are being shaped by today's poor economy.
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Poor Economy Can't Stop Growth of Organics

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Despite the weakened economy, a new report said U.S. sales of organic products topped $24.6 billion in 2008 - a 17.1 percent increase over the previous year.
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Safeway Takes Its Own Brands on the Road

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Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway recently agreed to allow two of its most popular better-for-you brands to be sold through a select few regional grocers that lack the resources to create their own specialty private label programs.
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Bits and Pieces

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  Touting the availability of "department-store quality gifts at affordable prices," Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Pharmacy featured several of its own brand products, including Essence of Beauty pedicure kits and bathrobes,
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Private Label on Every Table

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Although a January 2009 NPD survey found that shoppers chose store brands primarily "to save money" and because they offer "good value for the money," it's clear consumers don't believe they're sacrificing quality for lower prices.


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Recession Slows New Product Intros

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The number of new foods and beverages introduced during the first three months of this year was 32 percent lower than in the final three months of 2008.

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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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