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

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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

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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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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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ALDI Launches SimplyNature Store Brand

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ALDI has officially launched its new brand SimplyNature, featuring store brand items made with only all-natural or organic ingredients. 


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Private Eye - Beverages

Private Label Pick-me-ups

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening with beverages in both ready-to-drink and ready-to-brew products.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Both ready-to-brew and ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages are popular among consumers.


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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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