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Strategic Investments in Private Label

You’ve likely already noticed that we’ve been busy here at PLBuyer—as I’m sure you’ve also been busy, since the private label industry continues to mature and folks across the board are continually sharpening their private label tactical approaches.


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Store Brands Growth Continues to Outpace National Brands

PLMA’s 2014 Annual Private Label Yearbook shows store brands have extended their multiyear period of growth, outpacing national brands in dollar and unit gains and setting new share records in all major U.S. retail channels. 


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Private Label & National Brands - Can't We All Just Get Along?

Retail has seen significant change in the emphasis placed by retailers and consumers on private label.


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Exclusive Look at Private Label: Great Value Naturals

Last November Walmart entered the “green” cleaning space with the introduction of Great Value Naturals (GVN), a private brand of all-natural household cleaners. 


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Durham's New Book Showcases Best Private Brands

 Christopher Durham’s new book spotlighting the best private brands is a must-have reference for anyone in the private label business. 


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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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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.

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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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