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Home Brews Hit the Grounds Running

March 11, 2009
Though the average coffee or tea connoisseur seems to live or work only 10 paces from a Starbucks, economic troubles are causing these consumers to cut back on their lattes to-go and stick to home brews. According to a September 2008 report from Mintel International Group Ltd., Chicago, coffeehouses helped shift coffee consumption out of the home, but as the economy softens, the home coffee market will benefit as consumers look for ways to save money.
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Relish the Ride

March 11, 2009
Consumers might be feeling the economic squeeze, but they’re still not willing to settle for bland and boring at the lunch or dinner table. That’s why many of these penny-pinchers are turning to private label ketchup and pickles to flavor up their burgers, or to store brand mustard and peppers to spice up their sandwiches.
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Consumer, Heal Thyself!

March 11, 2009
The economic meltdown is giving consumers aches and pains - both physically and financially - and while Americans may not have figured out how to soothe this sore economy, they are looking to private label over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics to soothe the body and the pocketbook.

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Extreme Makeover: Health & Wellness Edition

March 11, 2009
In recent years, health and wellness issues have taken center stage in consumers’ lives. Shoppers increasingly are turning to food and beverages - as well as vitamins, supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) remedies - to help treat or prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease and numerous other health conditions that could preclude them from living full, active lives.

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Bite-Sized and Beyond

January 8, 2009
Category Review: Memorable finger foods are a plus for retailers and consumers.
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What's Simmering?

January 8, 2009
Category Review: Private label sauces help consumers recreate the restaurant experience at home.
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Paper Product Possibilities

January 8, 2009
Category Review: Eco-friendly and premium-quality paper products are poised for growth.
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Retailer Extra: Happy Birthday, A&P!

January 8, 2009
Celebrating a remarkable 150 years in operation, A&P is undergoing a turnaround that promises to strengthen the company and ensure many more years of retail grocery success.

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The Brands and the Brightest

January 8, 2009
PL Buyer’s packaging award winners spoke - and we listened - as they divulged their secrets to creating innovative private label packaging.

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Look, Ma - No 'Brands!'

January 8, 2009
Category Review: Private label diapers and underpants present a positive solution for retailers in troubled economic times.
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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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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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