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Category Insights: Baby Care

A Private Label Baby Care Products Update

Retailers continue to add baby care products to their private label lineups while updating existing lines.
December 2, 2013

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.


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PLBuyer Index

2013 Private Label Sales in Review

With cautiously optimistic numbers starting to come to the fore for U.S. economic growth and unemployment, the prospects for private label are more interesting than ever.
December 2, 2013

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.


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PLBuyer Index

Private Label’s Coming Price Showdown

Will private label prices dip in November before taking their seasonal big rise in December, or will retailers again try to exercise some pricing muscle when it really counts?
November 6, 2013

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). 


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Store Brand Dairy Deals

November 6, 2013

Private label dairy is big business, perennially posing strong competition to national brands, with milk alone garnering over $8 billion in sales each year.


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Category Insights

Private Label Household Products

Private label household wipes and laundry products help time-starved shoppers keep their homes clean without cleaning out their wallets.
November 6, 2013

Regardless of the state of the economy, one thing holds true for most American consumers. We all could use more time in the day.


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Category Insights: Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Fancy Something Frozen?

Frozen private label fruits and vegetables offers shoppers nutrition and convenience.
November 6, 2013

Private Label frozen fruits and vegetables are some of the simplest products retailers can offer their shoppers, in a good way.


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Category Insights: Snacks & Candy

Craveable Store Brand Snacks and Candy

Private label chips, nuts, and candy offer boundless potential in terms of new flavors—and packaging design.
October 2, 2013

There’s no doubt about it—snacking continues to grow in America. While some consumers seek out healthy snacks, others still rely on old standards like potato chips, looking for new flavors to spice things up.


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PLBuyer Index

PLBuyer Index: Spotlight on Deli

Deli private label merchandise has been on a long upswing, culminating in this month’s very strong performance.
October 2, 2013

One of the key categories delivering positive results in the PLBuyer Index this month is Deli.


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Category Insights: Deli

Daring Deli

Deli options get more natural and artisanal, offering shoppers more customization and a high-end shopper experience.
September 12, 2013

Today, customer experiences are vital to bringing shoppers into physical stores—and to keep them coming back.


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PLBuyer Index

PLBuyer Index: Spotlight on Frozen

Frozen category private label merchandise has been doing extremely well on the PLBuyer Index—one of the best categories in terms of overall performance.
September 12, 2013

In the dog days of summer, it seems only fair to take a closer look at performance of private label merchandise in the Frozen category.


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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.

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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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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