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Update: ConAgra Purchase Process 'Friendly'

More than 18 months after Ralcorp first turned down ConAgra’s bid to buy the company, the private label supplier powerhouses announced Tuesday that Ralcorp had agreed to be bought by ConAgra in a deal valued at $6.8 billion.

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PLBuyer gets reactions on PLMA's Sky Hall

Exhibitors and attendees of PLMA’s 2012 Private Label Trade Show may have found themselves looking upward for inspiration this year: Upstairs to the new Sky Hall exhibit area, that is.

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Analyst Says Private Label Future May Be Online

Planet Retail Senior Vice President Marc Hubbard told the PLMA Live breakfast Tuesday that ecommerce sales of the world’s top three retailers are expected to boom in the next five years, and that Amazon could become the world’s third-largest retailer over that span.

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Winners Accept Design Excellence Awards

PLBuyerpresented awards to the winners of its Design Excellence Awards contest this morning at PLMA’s 2012 Private Label Trade Show.

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Mintel: Brands Using Packaging To Reinvent Products, Categories

Among the regular presentations being made at the Pack Expo trade show in Chicago this week is a discussion by Mintel Group about the ability of packaging to refresh products and categories.

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Pack Expo Preview: Private Label Focus

The largest packaging and processing innovation event in North America kicks off Sunday in Chicago, when Pack Expo International 2012 opens its doors.

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PLBuyer Announces Design Excellence Awards Finalists

The second year of PLBuyer’s Design Excellence Awards brought in more than 100 submissions over 16 categories, giving our quartet of judges plenty to think about over the course of a September day.

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PLMA Announces Salute To Excellence Winners

The Private Label Manufacturers Association today announced winners in 46 categories in its Salute to Excellence Awards, given to new private label products that exemplify high quality, innovation, and value to consumers, the group said in a news release.

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Whole Foods CEO Delivering PLMA Keynote

Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO John Mackey will deliver the keynote address this month at the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s annual Private Label Trade Show in Chicago.

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Private Label Pharmaceutical Bought By Aphena

Classic Pharmaceuticals LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of private-label pharmaceuticals to more than 16,000 major drugstores nationwide, was recently bought by Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc., the companies announced earlier this month.

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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.


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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