Following The Buzz

2014 Begins in a Most Convenient Way

January 2, 2014

As 2014 unfolds, we will begin to see if predicted private label trends continue to gain ground as expected, or peter out over the year.

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ALDI to Open 650 New Stores

December 20, 2013

Store brand grocer ALDI announced a five-year plan to open 650 new stores across the nation.

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Independent Grocers Seek to Purchase 10 Dominick's

December 19, 2013

Independent grocery chains affiliated with the Centrella cooperative are in negotiations to buy as many as 10 Dominick's stores, according to a report by 

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Arylessence Predicts Nine Private Label Fragrance Styles for 2014

December 18, 2013

Arylessence predicts nine fragrance styles that will stimulate consumer interest in ‘sensory-driven’ brands in private label in 2014.

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H-E-B Features San Antonio Spurs in New Private Label Commercials

December 17, 2013

Private label products from H-E-B are featured in four new San Antonio Spurs commercials. 

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Economic Troubles Foreshadow a Tough 2014 for Mainstream Retailers

December 13, 2013

The big events of 2013 and the impact they may have in 2014 and beyond were explored by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts and journalists assembled by PLMA. An online video version of the panel discussion appears this month on the PLMALive! website, and can be viewed by clicking on


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Post to Buy Golden Boy, Dymatize to Expand Private Label

December 10, 2013

Post Holdings, Inc. said it will buy private label peanut butter maker Golden Boy Foods Ltd. ("Golden Boy") and protein bar maker Dymatize Enterprises, LLC ("Dymatize") to expand into the private label and active nutrition categories.


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FMI Announces Douglas E. Baker as VP of Private Brands

December 6, 2013

Today, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) welcomes Douglas E. Baker as its vice president of private brands. 

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Judges Announced for Vertex Awards

December 4, 2013

Judges have been announced for the Vertex Awards. 

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PLBuyer Index

2013 Private Label Sales in Review

With cautiously optimistic numbers starting to come to the fore for U.S. economic growth and unemployment, the prospects for private label are more interesting than ever.
December 2, 2013

We’re in the midst of the winter holidays, so it’s that time of year to start looking back at the year behind us in anticipation of what the next year will bring.

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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.


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

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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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