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Doug's Drift

Private Label and National Brands - A Group Effort

June 30, 2014

As retailers seek to grow their private label portfolios, gaining a stronger footing in existing categories and breaking new ground with fresh penetration into categories that previously didn’t have any private label representation, they inevitably face ongoing competition with national brands.


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Category Colonel Awards

The Best New Private Label Products

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards are leaders in their respective categories, setting the pace for the future of the industry.
June 12, 2014

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards—which now focuses exclusively on new products, both those newly available to retailers and products that are on the shelf—read like a “best of” list of today’s industry trends. Natural. Wholesome. Nutritious. Gourmet. Indulgent. Ethnic. Convenient.


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New Products: June 2014

May 30, 2014

This month’s new food products include salmon burgers, stuffed flatbreads, BBQ sauce, maple crunch spread, oatmeal, microwave-in-bag potatoes, flavored coffee, chicken tikka masala, and more.


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Doug's Drift

Strategic Investments in Private Label

May 29, 2014

You’ve likely already noticed that we’ve been busy here at PLBuyer—as I’m sure you’ve also been busy, since the private label industry continues to mature and folks across the board are continually sharpening their private label tactical approaches.


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Private Eye, Sauces: Store vs. National Brands

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover merchandising tactics related to private label sauces.
April 1, 2014

It seems private label sauce categories have plenty of room to grow. Meat sauce/marinade/glaze was up almost 15 percent to $41 million with only a 4 percent share, according to IRI data for the latest 52 weeks ending January 26, 2014.


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Following The Buzz

Store Brand Promotions for Easter

April 1, 2014
With Easter approaching, egg sales are likely on many retailers’ minds.
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Exclusive Look at Private Label: Great Value Naturals

March 14, 2014

Last November Walmart entered the “green” cleaning space with the introduction of Great Value Naturals (GVN), a private brand of all-natural household cleaners. 


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Safeway and Albertsons Merge

March 7, 2014

Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to buy Safeway Inc. for over $9 billion, merging it Albertson’s.


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Thinking Inside the Box: Cross Channel Time

March 1, 2014

Say “cross channel” to anyone in Europe, and their first thought always used to be someone is going to either swim from France to England, or vice versa.


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Following The Buzz

Health and Value Through Private Label

March 1, 2014

By now, many of you may have forsaken your New Year’s resolutions or, if they involved proclamations of healthier living, perhaps put them off until spring when the weather reminds you of approaching beach trips and bathing suits.


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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.

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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

PLB July 2014 cover

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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