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PL Packaging Needs Careful Consideration, Analyst Says

As retailers expand to three-tier private label programs in North America, and increasing to four-tier and potentially five-tier programs in Europe, focusing on packaging at the value end of products is crucial for success, Aisling Balfe, custom research analyst with London-based retail consultancy Planet Retail told a webinar audience Wednesday morning.


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CNG Buys Paper Operations

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

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

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

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


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Quick Trips Important For Retailers To Consider, Speaker Says

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

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

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

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

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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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.

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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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