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Navigating Choppy Waters

By Kathie Canning
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Category Review: At first glance, the retail seafood sector appears to be swimming in rather stormy seas.


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Bye-Bye, Boring Bonbon

By Kathie Canning
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Category Review: The candy and chocolate category is now awash with innovation when it comes to both better-for-you items and upscale, indulgent-minded treats.
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Awash with Opportunities

By Mary Gustafson
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Category Review: The advent of disinfectant wipes, portable hand sanitizers and antibacterial soaps and lotions has put to rest the anxiety millions of consumers face, and more new products are on the way.
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A Matter of Performance

By Kathie Canning
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Category Review: Hair care products have evolved tremendously in the past few decades - and for good reason.

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It's a Wrap!

By Kathie Canning
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This year’s winning packaging is not only extremely attractive, but also highly innovative and functional.

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Rite Time, Rite Pace

By Kathie Canning
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Although the timing and pace of Rite Aid’s acquisitions have been “rite on,” the company also owes much of its recent success to the timing and pace of its private label launches.

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Critical Resource

By Kathie Canning
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Diabetes Management -- Retailers that help consumers manage diabetes - by providing affordable testing products and targeted education programs - stand to reap big rewards.

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Message in a Bottle

By Lynn Petrak
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Category Review: When it comes to private label oils and dressings, many private label manufacturers say high food prices are positively impacting purchase decisions.

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Seasonings Change

By Mary Gustafson
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Category Review: In the spices and seasonings category, what once was the domain of specialty and gourmet stores now has become mainstream.

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Easy To Swallow

By Kathie Canning
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Category Review: With the pursuit of health and wellness topping the agenda of many today’s consumers, it should come as no surprise that sales of vitamins and supplements are up overall.

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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.

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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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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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