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Private Label on Every Table

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

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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The Beginning of the End?

A monthly scorecard of consumer behavior compiled by The Nielsen Co., New York, finds decreases in shopper activity in 11 major GDP countries appear to be moderating, suggesting a turnaround may be on the horizon.

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Web Exclusive Category Review: First Aid

Boo Boo, Be Gone!

Consumers are responding favorably to better-quality private label first aid products that reduce pain and speed up healing
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Web Exclusive Category Review: Chocolate and Candy

Affordable Indulgence

Private label confectionary is bucking today’s trend away from indulgence, with both the chocolate and non-chocolate candy sectors posting impressive sales gains.
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Bits and Pieces

Find out what's news in retail and private label.

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A Growing Threat

With its market share rising dramatically during these past two years, private label represents a major opportunity for retailers - and a major threat to the national brands.
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Recession a Boon to Walmart

More than half of surveyed shoppers said they expect to spend a larger share of their budget at Walmart.
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Wanted: Integrated National Food Safety System

The recent Salmonella outbreaks underscore the need to repair gaps in U.S. food safety efforts, health organizations said.
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Bits and Pieces

  Canadian retailer Loblaws is offering a free President’s Choice G.R.E.E.N. Box - a lightweight bins that fits in a shopping cart to hold groceries and save plastic bags -
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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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