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Supermarket Net Profits Decline

A new report from the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Arlington, Va., found that a 5.2 percent increase in supermarket dollar sales last year was offset by a 5.7 percent jump in food costs.

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Unique Proposition

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

  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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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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