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Private Eye, Sauces: Store vs. National Brands

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover merchandising tactics related to private label sauces.
April 1, 2014

It seems private label sauce categories have plenty of room to grow. Meat sauce/marinade/glaze was up almost 15 percent to $41 million with only a 4 percent share, according to IRI data for the latest 52 weeks ending January 26, 2014.


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2014's Private Label Early Winners and Losers

Private label and national brands raised prices, with private label showing a greater relative increase - and share of units did not fall.
April 1, 2014
As we settle into 2014, we turn the corner on the first complete year of the PLBuyer Index; our first reported period ended back in February 24, 2013.  

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Store Brand Promotions for Easter

April 1, 2014
With Easter approaching, egg sales are likely on many retailers’ minds.
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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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Category Insights—Store Brand Breakfast Is Served

When it comes to breakfast, private label hasn’t been resting on its laurels—but innovation must continue in order to see more category penetration.
March 1, 2014

The morning meal remains a hotly contested segment in food today, with restaurants and retailers continually battling for more share of stomach.


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Health and Value Through Private Label

March 1, 2014

By now, many of you may have forsaken your New Year’s resolutions or, if they involved proclamations of healthier living, perhaps put them off until spring when the weather reminds you of approaching beach trips and bathing suits.


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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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Our Seasonal Non-Edible Rollercoaster

Insight into pricing strategies helps make sense of the seasonal swings we’re seeing in Non-Edible store brand products.
January 2, 2014

The total store PLBuyer Index is at 102.2 for the 52 weeks ending November 3, 2013.


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2014 Begins in a Most Convenient Way

January 2, 2014

As 2014 unfolds, we will begin to see if predicted private label trends continue to gain ground as expected, or peter out over the year.


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Merchandising Private Label Condiments

Merchandising Private Label Condiments
December 2, 2013

While many shoppers are looking for the old standards in the condiment aisles, there are some new items popping up, as well.


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September 2013 New Non-Food Products

This month’s new non-food products include soft chews for dogs, bottle labeling technology, skin-care products, eyebrow razors, and baby-safe laundry detergent.

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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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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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