Non Food Reviews

Category Insights: Personal Care

Private & Personal

Private label personal care categories have seen growth across almost all segments.
July 3, 2013

Although personal care is a vast amalgamation of categories, most have seen sales increase, and almost all of the private label segments have seen increases.


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Category Insights: Paper/Plastic

Paper or Plastic?

Whether paper or plastic, it’s innovative private label disposables that drive sales.
July 3, 2013

The household paper products market rose 9 percent between 2007 and 2012, to $16.9 billion, according to Mintel’s report “Household Paper Products - US - February 2013.” Mintel expects the category to continue to make slow, steady gains, rising eight percent between 2012 and 2017 to $18.3 billion.


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Category Insights: General Merchandise - Household

Channel Growth Helping Private Label Expand In GM

Household goods showing strength from small segments to large ones.
June 4, 2013

From batteries to cleaning tools and soap dishes, private label household products continue to make inroads in the general merchandise sections of retailers across the country.


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Special Report - The Hot List: Non-Food

The Hot List, May 2013

PLBuyer takes a look at the non-food categories that saw dollar sales increase by at least 10 percent in 2012.
May 10, 2013

PLBuyer’s 2013 Non-Food Hot List includes private label non-food categories that saw dollar sales across supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains increase at least 10 percent in 2012.


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Category Insights: Oral and Vision Care

Private Label Looking To Clean Up In Oral Care

A recent report from Mintel Group Ltd. shows that the aging baby boomers will drive oral care sales in the near future.
April 9, 2013

The world of oral care might be running in place for the next few years, but innovation and value appear to leave the private label industry in the right place to make gains.


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Category Insights: Bath & Beauty

April Showers

Premium private label bath products set out to freshen up the category.
April 9, 2013

Innovation and quality improvements in the private label bath and beauty categories are helping to drive consumer acceptance of these products, but bath and beauty lines, such as In-Kind at Safeway and Mirra at Kroger, create more than just an acceptable alternative to national brands.


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Category Insights: Pet Food and Supplies

You Can Pet Your Bottom Dollar On It

From premium dog food to $30 dog bowls, private label tries to find its way in the estimated $53 billion U.S. pet industry.
April 8, 2013

Fluffy and Fido are getting a lot of attention lately, and we don’t mean by way of pets and scratches.


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NACDS CEO Says Industry At ‘Inflection Point’

February 4, 2013

National Association of Chain Drug Stores CEO Steven Anderson said Monday at the organization’s regional chain conference in Florida that the drugstore industry was entering a pivotal time as the NACDS marks its 80th anniversary.


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Total Store Expo - Focus on Chain Drug Stores

Expo to Start New Kinds of Conversations

January 15, 2013

NACDS launches new conference to expand reach to whole store effort.


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Category Review: Cough and Cold

Private Label Productive in Cough-Cold Category

December 7, 2012

Natural, homeopathic products among future trends to watch.


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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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