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ALDI Launches SimplyNature Store Brand

ALDI has officially launched its new brand SimplyNature, featuring store brand items made with only all-natural or organic ingredients. 


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Thinking Inside the Box

Private Label vs. Store Brand?

I have taught two of my university courses (on two different continents) in “PL Marketing, Product Development and Strategy” and was challenged from several different sources (manufacturer, retailer, marketer, publisher, analyst) about the use of the term “label,” as in “private label.”


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Following The Buzz

2014 Begins in a Most Convenient Way

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

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

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 chicagobusiness.com. 


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Arylessence Predicts Nine Private Label Fragrance Styles for 2014

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

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

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 PLMALive.com.

 


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Post to Buy Golden Boy, Dymatize to Expand Private Label

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

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


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November 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food product are bottles and hair care.

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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