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Thinking Inside the Box: Cross Channel Time

March 1, 2014

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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PLBuyer Index

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

Private label excelled in 2013, but ends the year with a whimper.
March 1, 2014

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

February 10, 2014

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.
February 3, 2014

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.
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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Thinking Inside the Box

Private Label vs. Store Brand?

January 2, 2014

I have taught two of my university courses (on two different continents) in “PL Marketing, Product Development and Strategy” and was challenged from several different sources (manufacturer, retailer, marketer, publisher, analyst) about the use of the term “label,” as in “private label.”


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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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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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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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July 2014

The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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