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Set the Table for Growth

By Kathie Canning
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Category Review: In the disposable tableware category, today’s consumers are responding to two dynamics: environmental and economic.

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Hairy Situation?

By Kathie Canning
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Category Review: The competition is heating up in the shaving supplies category, but retailers still have a real opportunity to expand store brand market share.


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CSI: Convenience Scene Investigation - Private Label

By Kathie Canning
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The evidence is in - private label is undergoing an evolution in the convenience store channel.

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Facing Up to Skin Care Trends

By Denise Leathers
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Private label makes strides in the facial skin care segment - thanks to its increasing reliance on “exclusive” brands and value-added products.


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Category Review: Sauces and Marinades -- Perfect Partners

By Kathie Canning
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Whether teamed up with pasta, meat or seafood, today’s sauces and marinades add zing to everyday meals - and also can help build excitement within private label programs.

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Category Review: Pet Products -- Opportunity Barks

By Kathie Canning
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In 2007, U.S. pet owners spent $41.2 billion on their pets, the American Pet Products Association says, and will spend an estimated $43.4 billion on them in 2008.

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Category Review: Cereal -- Bowled Over

By Lynn Petrak
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Manufacturers of private label cereals agree that the market is opening up in what long has been a category marked by steadfast loyalty to national brand leaders.

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Out with the Bad

By Kathie Canning
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Both the natural and organic segments have enjoyed a multi-year run of very impressive growth. But can such strong growth continue in today’s economically trying environment?


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Cure for the Common Product

By Molly V. Strzelecki
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The current state of the economy likely is creating one big collective headache among North American consumers. Perhaps that is one reason sales of store brand over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are fairing particularly well.

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Looking to Lead

By Kathie Canning
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With a consolidated three-tier store brand program, augmented by new “mega brands,” Supervalu is aiming to become the industry’s private label leader.

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August 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products are organic coffee, hatch green chili tzatziki, cultured soy, kernel cooking oils, snack seasoning, thin Swiss cheese, tea and lemonade blend, crispy fish shapes, mole rojo braising sauce, sausage & cheese pita pocket, and chicken club pizza.

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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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August 2014

The August 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on non-food grocery items, as well as category insights on store brand spreads, healthcare, and personal care. Check it out today!

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