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PLBuyer to Close at Year's End

BNP Media, the owner of PLBuyer, is discontinuing the operation of this brand and its monthly magazine, website and weekly eNewsletter at the end of this year.


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The Editors' Table: October 2014

When I decided to go vegetarian in the mid-1990s, options were still pretty limited, and store brand meat and dairy substitutes were pretty much unheard of.


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PLMA's Store Brands Reality Trade Show Preview

PLMA's Store Brands Reality Trade Show will take place November 16–18 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

It’s that time of year again. No, not Thanksgiving—although the private label industry has much to give thanks for this year per Nielsen Company, which reports U.S. supermarket store brand unit market share has hit 23.4 percent, with dollar share now at 19.4 percent and total U.S. store brands sales surpassing $112 billion.


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Following The Buzz

Perfect Solutions for Imperfect Produce

We talk a lot about creating the perfect package in the private label industry, but when it comes to produce, the product itself often is the package.


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Cosmopack Presents Italian Cosmetics Solutions

The COSMOPACK New York Symposium, organized by Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, presented Italian personal care and cosmetic supply chain solutions.


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Cosmopack Symposium Brings Italy’s Cosmetic Trends to the U.S.

A range of private label Italian beauty solutions, from packaging to cosmetics, will make their way to the U.S. next week when the “Cosmopack New York Symposium” debuts September 22-23 at the Trump Soho Hotel. 


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PLMA to Debut Jungle Survival Challenge

The PLMA is set to air a three episode “Jungle Survival Challenge,” in the run up to PLMA's Store Brands Reality Trade Show in Chicago.


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The Editors' Table: September 2014

I am not a soda drinker—unless, of course, I’m out of the country.


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Following The Buzz

Discount Merger a Bargain?

The speculation is over. While talk of a takeover of discount retailer Family Dollar has been circulating for months, a merger has finally been revealed.


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New Products: September 2014

This month's new non-food product include wipes, lip gloss, and lip balm.


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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.

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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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