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Safeway and Albertsons Merge

Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to buy Safeway Inc. for over $9 billion, merging it Albertson’s.


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Evolution of the Discount Channel

Savings and successful private label programs at discount retailers have shown a worthwhile value to many—paving the way for expansion in the discount channel in 2014.

Unlike many retail stores, brick-and-mortar shops in the discount channel have been able to successfully evolve during hard economic times—so much so, in fact, to the point that many of the discount retailers are announcing expansion in 2014.


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Thinking Inside the Box: Cross Channel Time

Say “cross channel” to anyone in Europe, and their first thought always used to be someone is going to either swim from France to England, or vice versa.


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Holiday Brand Massacre or Private Label’s Big Price Move?

Private label excelled in 2013, but ends the year with a whimper.

Overall, private label had an excellent year. Over the 52-week rolling period, private label share of revenue is up over the prior period, and most of that was achieved by raising prices without losing substantial share in unit sales.


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My Private Brand Founder Joins Theory House

Christopher Durham, creator of the private label website My Private Brand, has joined the branding and retail marketing agency, Theory House, as vice president of Retail Brands.


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Consumer Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Store Brands

A new exclusive survey shows price point can sway consumer purchase decisions toward either national brands or private label in several product categories.

This survey investigating attitudes to private label was sent to members of Consumer Science’s online U.S. panel with responses collected during December 2013.


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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.

 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

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

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

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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November 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food product are bottles and hair care.

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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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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