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CNG Buys Paper Operations

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Purchase, N.Y.-based Central National-Gottesman, which is involved in private label products with its Lindenmeyr Book Publishing division, announced Monday that it was buying the U.S. paper operations of PaperlinX Limited.


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Ralcorp Buys Gelit For Frozen Ready Meals

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St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings announced Monday that it completed the purchase of Gelit, a producer of private-brand, frozen ready meals in Italy. Terms were not disclosed but the Italian-based company and its 130 employees will operate as part of Ralcorp's American Italian Pasta Company division.


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Ralcorp Restatement Adds $54 Million

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St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. said Wednesday that it underestimated the cost of the spinoff of its Post cereal brands unit by $54 million.


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J&J Snack Foods purchases pretzel producer

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N.J. manufacturer acquires Chicago’s Kim & Scott’s Pretzels


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Quick Trips Important For Retailers To Consider, Speaker Says

By Chris Freeman
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Quick trips are very important for retailers to consider as they represent almost two-thirds of all shopping trips, Terry Lee, founder of Private Brand Advisors told attendees.


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Hale Tells Conference Of Multicultural PL Options

By Chris Freeman
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Nielsen Co. Senior Vice President Todd Hale kicked off the inaugural PLBuyer conference Wednesday morning by telling the audience that multicultural audiences presented a major opportunity for private label retailers and suppliers.


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Deloitte Shares Private Label Sourcing Strategies

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A new report from Deloitte Consulting LLP sayd that retailers have focused too much on brands and positioning of private label products while not addressing their sourcing and execution needs enough.


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HanesBrands Leaves Private Label Category

By Chris Freeman
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HanesBrands, a Winston Salem, N.C.-based apparel maker, announced Wednesday that it would leave the private label world, divesting its Outer Banks house brand and working with U.S. wholesale screen-print customers on transition plans.


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Super Premium, Niche Lines Opportunities For PL

By Chris Freeman
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If North American retailers want to take the next step in their private label programs, they should look into super premium lines and targeted labels such as age-specific or ethnic private labels, Planet Retail Global Research Director Natalie Berg told a webinar audience this week.


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Ralcorp Buys PL Cookie Maker, Earnings Slump

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St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. announced Wednesday that it completed the acquisition of Petri Baking Products, Inc.,  a private label wire-cut cookie maker. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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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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