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Special Report: 2008 Category Colonel Awards

July 14, 2008
For 2008, PL Buyer is pleased to honor 84 private label manufacturers with well-deserved Category Colonel Awards. The winners come from diverse categories -- ranging from air fresheners to frozen pizza to vitamins and nutritional supplements.

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Category Review: Pizza Products - Rollin' in the Dough

June 6, 2008
Pizza is an extremely flexible meal option - what other food item can be served hot or cold for dinner, lunch and breakfast? And the category performance numbers are a telling sign of pizza's popularity.   

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Category Review: Fruit and Nut Snacks - Going Nuts

June 6, 2008
The upswing in the dried fruit and nut snacks categories can be attributed, at least in part, to increased consumer interest in healthful, convenient products.

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Special Report: Beyond National Brand Equivalent

June 6, 2008
Retailers are capitalizing on their carefully built brand equity and customer loyalty to make their private label offerings the first choice for consumers.

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Special Report: Retail Executives of the Year

June 6, 2008
Star performers in the private label industry receive credit where credit is due.

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Category Review: Feminine Care Products - Protection Perfected

June 6, 2008

Private label manufacturers are coming up with some impressive-looking items that are convincing former disbelievers to give the store brand a try.

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Category Review: Foils, Wraps and Storage - Keep it Fresh

June 6, 2008
A squeeze on consumers’ disposable income is helping to stimulate private label sales of foil, wraps and storage items, while product innovation also is helping to revitalize deflated segments.

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Top 25 Retailers 2008

June 5, 2008

PL Buyer’s annual look at the leaders in grocery, drug and mass merchandise retailing, based on 2007 dollar sales. Also included is the latest private label news from these retailers.

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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.


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

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July 2014

The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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