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Inside Store Brand Paper and Plastic Products

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover details on paper and plastic goods.
March 1, 2014

Private label paper and plastic products boast remarkable shares, showing broad consumer acceptance, further backed by sales increases in each category our shoppers explored.


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Retailer of the Year: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods, the 2014 PLBuyer Retailer of the Year, continues to make unprecedented moves in its private labels and overall branding, fueling growth.
March 1, 2014

Whole Foods Market might only currently sit at No. 30 on the PLBuyer Top 35 Private Label Retailers list, but this landmark retailer continues to make moves that will add significant momentum to its business—most notably in the areas of private label and overall retailer branding.


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Safeway May Sell; Private Brand Sales Reach All-Time High

February 20, 2014

Safeway Inc. is in discussions concerning a possible transaction involving the sale of the company; private brand sales reached an all-time high.
 


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Topshop to Open Second Biggest Flagship on Fifth Avenue

February 17, 2014

Own brand retailer Topshop will be expanding even further into the US market, including the opening of a flagship New York store on Fifth Avenue.


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Target Goes International with Peter Pilotto Launch

February 7, 2014

Target will launch its new exclusive fashion collaboration with Peter Pilotto February 9, offered internationally through Net-A-Porter.com.


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Category Insights: Growing Frozen Store Brand Appetizer Sales

Ethnic, upscale and healthier products help differentiate the range of available frozen store brand appetizers.
February 3, 2014

According to the September 2013 “Frozen Food Market” report from Transparency Market Research, the global frozen food market is projected to reach $293.75 billion by 2019, up from $224.74 billion in 2012.


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Private Eye: Store Brand Snack Attack

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening with snacks.
February 3, 2014

Private label nutritional snacks/trail mixes was up 16 percent to $425 million with a 32 percent share, according to SymphonyIRI Group data for the latest 52 weeks ending December 1, 2013.


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Supervalu Banners Seeing Rebranding Efforts

January 10, 2014

Supervalu is rebranding all of its banners and will continue its focus on private labels in those banners.


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PLBuyer Names Whole Foods 2014 Retailer of the Year

January 8, 2014

PLBuyer, the authority on private label business, has named Whole Foods Market its 2014 Retailer of the Year.


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ForeSee's Holiday Retail Report Now Available

January 7, 2014

Based on data gathered during 2013's holiday shopping season, ForeSee, the global leader in technology-driven customer experience analytics, today released the ForeSee Experience Index (FXI): 2013 U.S. Retail Edition.


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April 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food products include sunscreen bands, makeup remover, lip balm, jumbo cotton balls, healing ointment, and a shelf-management system for better merchandising.

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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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April 2014

The April 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on Omnichannel, store brand sauces, and more. Check it out today!

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