Industry News

Turkey or Toast: How Private Label Fared for Thanksgiving

The PLBuyer Index is up, and the last period was one of the best of the year.
February 3, 2014

 The PLBuyer Index for the 4 weeks ending December 1, 2013 hit 103.9, up from 102.2. Private label share of revenue was up slightly, to 17.4 percent. Revenue was up 1.8 percent for national brands, but was up 2.3 percent for private label. 


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Focus on Digital: Why Store Brand Retail Should Go Mobile

February 3, 2014

Just when we thought we were beginning to understand the online retail experience, it is evolving again.


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Brands vs Private Label Workshop Approaching

January 21, 2014

This March, the new Tissue Retailers and Distributors Insight Forum (TRIF) is being held for the first time ever at Tissue World 2014 and will include a half-day workshop on private label vs. branded tissue. 


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PLMA Live! Interviews Doug Rauch, Former President of Trader Joe’s

January 14, 2014

In a new PLMA Live! exclusive, Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe's for more than a decade explains how Trader Joe's created a great private label program and tells about his newest retail venture, The Daily Table.


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PLMA Review - Exclusives

PLMA 2013 - Reflecting Our Culture of Convenience

PLMA offered insight into the many initiatives driving store brand business forward, including cultural influences, convenience and the ongoing balance of value and premium.
January 2, 2014

PLMA’s 2014 Private Label Trade Show has come and gone, effectively energizing this industry through myriad conversations centered on strategies for the future, sampling and discussion of the scores of interesting new products profiled on the expo floor, and the insight conveyed by educational sessions and other speakers.


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Store Brand Categories to Watch in 2014

December 17, 2013

Frozen, HBC and General Merchandise are three categories worth watching closely during 2014 on the PLBuyer Index.


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Doug's Drift

Original Store Brand Content is King

December 2, 2013

We live in the Information Age. As the name of this heady period of human existence plainly indicates, at its core is the publication and consumption of information brought to the masses via all available media—radio, broadcast and cable television, movies, books, newspapers, magazines, etc.—but particularly through our exponentially expanding online and digital realm.


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Are You Ready for PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Trade Show?

November 15, 2013

PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Trade Show opens next week at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago fromNovember 17-19.


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New Private Label Food Report from World Market Intelligence Available

November 7, 2013

A new store brand food research report, “Evolving Private Label Strategies, Consumer Choices, and the future impact on Food Brands and Private Labels,” by World Market Intelligence is now available from Fast Market Research.


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Special Report

2013 PLMA Show Guide

Prepared foods, convenience, non-food product diversity and pet care—along with increased international attention—will find the spotlight at PLMA 2013.
November 6, 2013

PLMA anticipates that its 2013 Private Label Trade Show will be its biggest yet, presenting more than 2,300 exhibit booths—surpassing last year’s record-breaking expo—across four halls at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., taking place from November 17–19.


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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.

Podcasts

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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