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Ralcorp Cereal Products President Leaving

St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. announced last week that Ralcorp Cereal Products President Ron Wilkinson would retire from the company at the end of September.


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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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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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