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Special Report: 2008 Category Colonel Awards

By Kathie Canning
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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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Trend Watch: Organic Outlook

By Kathie Canning
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Slow Growth Ahead?


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Category Review: Pizza Products - Rollin' in the Dough

By Lori Seidler
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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

By Kathie Canning
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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

By Anne-Marie Kennedy
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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

By Lori Seidler
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Star performers in the private label industry receive credit where credit is due.

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Category Review: Feminine Care Products - Protection Perfected

By Kathie Canning
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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

By Lori Seidler
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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

By Kathie Canning
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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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Trend Watch: Packaging Perspectives

By Lori Seidler
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Get Creative!

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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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