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Awash with Opportunities

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

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!

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

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Rite Time, Rite Pace

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

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

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

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

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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Set the Table for Growth

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

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Hairy Situation?

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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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.


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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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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