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Analyst Says Private Label Future May Be Online

By Chris Freeman
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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

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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

By Chris Freeman
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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

By Chris Freeman
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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PE Firm To Buy Shearer’s Foods

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Chicago-based private-equity investment firm Wind Point Partners on Tuesday announced that it reached agreement to buy Shearer’s Foods, the largest producer of private label salty snacks in North America.


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Ralcorp Pasta President Departing

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St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. announced that American Italian Pasta Company President Walter George will leave the company June 30 after the pasta business is moved into a single center-store private brand food business as part of a companywide restructuring.


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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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September 2014

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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