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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.
The morning meal remains a hotly contested segment in food today, with restaurants and retailers continually battling for more share of stomach.
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.
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.
The total store PLBuyer Index is at 102.2 for the 52 weeks ending November 3, 2013.
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.
While many shoppers are looking for the old standards in the condiment aisles, there are some new items popping up, as well.
In the past few years, retailers have had a chance to compete with national brands for baby business and prove their products are comparable to national brands—and sometimes are national brand better (NBB) options.
We’re in the midst of the winter holidays, so it’s that time of year to start looking back at the year behind us in anticipation of what the next year will bring.
For the four weeks ending September 8, 2013, the PLBuyer Index climbed to 101.6, up from last month’s rating of 99.7 (a score of 100.0 translates as a flat market).
This month’s new food products include Sugar-free Gum, Gluten-free Pizza, Vegetable Cups, Peppermint Cream Coffee, Thin Spaghetti Vegetable Pasta, Carneros Pinot Noir, Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Coffee, and Light Peppermint Ice Cream.
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