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Cosmoprof North America Shows Record Growth

Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) 2013 proved to be a record year for the show both in terms of the largest number of attendees in the show’s history and the largest number of participating exhibitors. 


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Trader Joe’s is Consumers’ Favorite Grocery Chain, According to Market Force Study

Trader Joe’s, popular for its store brands, is North America’s favorite grocery store based on customer satisfaction, a new study finds. 


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Spartan Stores and Nash Finch to Combine

Spartan Stores, Inc., and Nash Finch Company have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine, creating a comprehensive portfolio of strong private brands. 

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Private Label Suppliers Could Gain Business

Private label manufacturers in the U.S. could have a major opportunity coming their way in the next two years, according to Planet Retail Retail Director Matthias Queck.


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Rite-Aid Trims Promotions

Rite-Aid and Walgreens led the way among retailers cutting back on private label promotions last week, according to a report exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport from Chicago-based market research firm Market Track.


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New Study Sheds Light On Private Label OTC Purchases

A new study by Market Strategies International, “CPG Qualitative Research: Exploring Private Label vs. Branded OTC” April 2013, finds consumers are strongly aware of specific national brands as well as private label brands in all OTC categories studied in the report.


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Loblaw To Buy Shoppers Drug Mart

Loblaw announced Monday morning that it would buy Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4 billion in cash and stock, uniting the largest grocery chain in Canada with the largest drugstore chain.


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Family Dollar Executive Changes Keep DeBoer Leading Private Brands

As Family Dollar announced fiscal third quarter earnings this week, the company announced changes to its merchandising executive team as well.


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Publix Pushes Private Label For Holidays

Publix did an about face in private label promotions for the Fourth of July holiday this year, according to an exclusive study for PLBuyer’s eReport from Chicago-based Market Track Inc.


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PLBuyer Index Continues Climb

Private label sales for the four weeks ending June 16 continued their steady progression up, even as they remain behind sales a year earlier, according to the PLBuyer Index, presented by IRI and Retail Systems Research.


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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.

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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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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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