Food Reviews

Category Insights: Snacks & Candy

Craveable Store Brand Snacks and Candy

Private label chips, nuts, and candy offer boundless potential in terms of new flavors—and packaging design.
October 2, 2013

There’s no doubt about it—snacking continues to grow in America. While some consumers seek out healthy snacks, others still rely on old standards like potato chips, looking for new flavors to spice things up.


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PLBuyer Index: Spotlight on Deli

Deli private label merchandise has been on a long upswing, culminating in this month’s very strong performance.
October 2, 2013

One of the key categories delivering positive results in the PLBuyer Index this month is Deli.


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PLBuyer Index: Spotlight on Frozen

Frozen category private label merchandise has been doing extremely well on the PLBuyer Index—one of the best categories in terms of overall performance.
September 12, 2013

In the dog days of summer, it seems only fair to take a closer look at performance of private label merchandise in the Frozen category.


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Private Eye: Frozen Foods

Frozen Foods

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in frozen foods.
August 14, 2013

The frozen food department accounted for $41 billion in sales in 2011, according to Nielsen records compiled for the 2012 PLMA Private Label Yearbook.


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Category Insights: Baking Products

Home Bakers Choosing Private Label

As recession-strapped shoppers made more baked goods at home, they found quality and value in private label products.
August 14, 2013

When shoppers are looking to bake at home, private label is one of the first places they appear to turn.


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Private Label Cereals Beat National Brands in Taste Test

August 7, 2013
Market Pantry Frosted Shredded Wheat from Target and Great Value Raisin Bran from Walmart beat national brands in a recent Consumer Reports test.
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Category Insights: Condiments, Spreads and Sauces

Expanded Flavors, Healthier Versions To Drive Future Sales

Condiments, sauces and spreads expected to gain share slowly as consumers seek new and different tastes.
July 3, 2013

Condiment sales have grown steadily over the past five years, and private label suppliers say the continued success of sales will be in expanded flavor profiles and healthier ingredients.


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Category Insights: Frozen Foods - Meats

Frozen Food Heats Up

Retailers continue to raise the bar on frozen private label products and packaging.
June 4, 2013

When you think of frozen private label food, images of a rushed dinner for a busy family or a single woman working late nights on a pinched budget might spring to mind. But this perception no longer holds true, as today’s private label frozen foods offer not just inspired culinary convenience, but upscale ingredients and packaging.


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Category Insights: Milk and Juice

Cold Beverages

PLBuyer takes a look at how private label refrigerated juices and dairy and nondairy options can stand out in the beverages market.
May 10, 2013

Milk accounted for about $15.6 billion in sales and refrigerated juice/drinks almost $6 billion in 2012, according to SymphonyIRI Group data.


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Category Insights: Cheese

Private Label Taking Sharp Approach To Cheese

Expanded flavor profiles and improved packaging helping drive private label share higher in the category.
May 10, 2013

Sometimes it might come off as a little cheesy. But there’s no joking around about the strength of private label sales in the cheese category today.


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April 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food products include sunscreen bands, makeup remover, lip balm, jumbo cotton balls, healing ointment, and a shelf-management system for better merchandising.

Podcasts

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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April 2014

The April 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on Omnichannel, store brand sauces, and more. Check it out today!

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