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Exclusive: OfficeMax Details Latest Private Brand Plans

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This week, OfficeMax announced it would expand its private label line of writing products by 75 percent. The changes come nine months after a refresh to its premium brands, TUL and DiVOGA.


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NACS Report Shows Industry Growth In 2012

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The latest annual report from the National Association of Convenience Stores shows record sales again in 2012, driven by increases in fuel and in-store sales.


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99 Cents Only Delays Filing, Announces Prelim Results

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The fourth-largest dollar store chain in the U.S., 99 Cents Only, said last week that it would delay the filing of its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but did provide preliminary results for its fiscal 2013 campaign.


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OfficeMax Adds To Private Brand Line

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OfficeMax announced Monday that it would expand its private label writing products line by 75 percent, adding new pens, highlighters, mechanical pencils and markers.


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ConAgra Gets Private Brands Leader After Ralcorp Integration

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As part of its continuing integration of Ralcorp, ConAgra said Thursday that it would move to three financial reporting segments in fiscal 2014 – Private Brands, Foodservice and Consumer Foods.


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PLMA Yearbook Shows Slower Growth In 2012

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Private label growth slowed in 2012 but still outpaced national brands, according to Nielsen data compiled for the PLMA 2012 Private Label Yearbook.


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7-Eleven Brings Dollar Deals On Iced Coffee

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Chillers Iced Coffee drinks at 7-Eleven will be featured in weekly promotions this summer, the retailer announced, with medium sized drinks $1 every Wednesday until Labor Day.


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More Retailers Push Private Label Promotions

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Two-thirds of retailers followed by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track increased private label promotions last week from a year earlier, according to an exclusive report for PLBuyer’s eReport.


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Private Label Share Grows In Europe

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The 2013 PLMA International Private Label Yearbook showed private label share grew in 18 of the 20 European countries tracked by Nielsen for the book.


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Deloitte Study Shows Costs Of Goods Hurting Private Label Sourcing

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Higher costs and an increasingly volatile cost structure as pressuring retailers and their private label sourcing efforts, a new study from Deloitte says.


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September 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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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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The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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