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Merchandising Private Label Condiments

Merchandising Private Label Condiments
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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While many shoppers are looking for the old standards in the condiment aisles, there are some new items popping up, as well.


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Category Insights: Pizza

Private Brand Pizza Inspirations

Retailers will find pizza inspiration in today’s competitive foodservice market—as well as in the products foodservice companies bring to the freezer case.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Multiple retail food categories perpetually jockey for position with foodservice, striving to communicate the merits of providing a restaurant-style experience at home while saving money. Few products face this proposition as acutely as frozen pizza.


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Category Insights: Baby Care

A Private Label Baby Care Products Update

Retailers continue to add baby care products to their private label lineups while updating existing lines.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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In the past few years, retailers have had a chance to compete with national brands for baby business and prove their products are comparable to national brands—and sometimes are national brand better (NBB) options.


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PLBuyer Index

2013 Private Label Sales in Review

With cautiously optimistic numbers starting to come to the fore for U.S. economic growth and unemployment, the prospects for private label are more interesting than ever.
By Nikki Baird
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We’re in the midst of the winter holidays, so it’s that time of year to start looking back at the year behind us in anticipation of what the next year will bring.


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Thinking Inside the Box

Strategic Seasonal Store Brand Sales

By Tom Stephens
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Many of us are over Christmas trading already. What many retailers had in the stores is already gone. Is that a good place to be in?


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Focus on Digital

Where Technology Is Leading Private Label

By Jim Wisner
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Bill Gates once said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.”


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Following the Buzz

Private Brands Contest Roundup

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Last December, I took a look at some of the contests retailers were running. With this issue arriving on the heels of PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Trade Show, it seems like a good idea to take another look, while the buzz and excitement for promoting private label products is still in high gear.


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Doug's Drift

Original Store Brand Content is King

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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We live in the Information Age. As the name of this heady period of human existence plainly indicates, at its core is the publication and consumption of information brought to the masses via all available media—radio, broadcast and cable television, movies, books, newspapers, magazines, etc.—but particularly through our exponentially expanding online and digital realm.


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Special Report

2013 PLMA Show Guide

Prepared foods, convenience, non-food product diversity and pet care—along with increased international attention—will find the spotlight at PLMA 2013.
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PLMA anticipates that its 2013 Private Label Trade Show will be its biggest yet, presenting more than 2,300 exhibit booths—surpassing last year’s record-breaking expo—across four halls at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., taking place from November 17–19.


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Exclusives: Consumer Survey

Has Private Label’s Power Peaked?

How can retailers improve their private label business, positioning their store brands for renewed growth and consumer interest?
By Jonathan Asher
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Does an improving economy mean a downturn in private label sales? Not necessarily. However, recent research from Perception Research Services (PRS) suggests some potential softening in select categories after years of steady growth.


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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.

Podcasts

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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

PLB September 2014 cover

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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