Retailer Features

Doug's Drift

Success Through Simplicity

October 2, 2013

Diversity is often unintentionally associated with complexity in the execution of retail product development and/or branding.


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Cover Story

Convenience Ascendant

Today’s convenience store channel is a force to be reckoned with in our ever-competitive retail landscape, but private label still shows significant room for growth.
September 12, 2013

Store counts are up—approaching 150,000 U.S. units at the end of 2012, per NACS. And store formats are changing, often skewing in favor of larger footprints and clean, modern redesigns.


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Focus on Digital

Who to Watch: The Best Store Brand Digital Marketers

September 12, 2013

Which retailers really understand how to maximize private label promotions through new media?


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Cover Story: Warehouse Club Report

Big Box Mania

PLBuyer takes a deeper look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the U.S.
August 14, 2013

A deep look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the United States: Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s.


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Focus on Retailers: Smart and Final

Smart And Final Revamps Value Tier Brand

Retailer taking advantage of expanded format stores to add private label products.
August 14, 2013

Smart and Final has been taking advantage of expanded-format stores to add private label products.


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Destination Walgreens

Through its new and revitalized private label lines – and its combined Well Experience and flagship store concepts – Walgreens is smartly positioned to cater to the multifaceted needs of today’s consumer.
July 3, 2013

Walgreens, based in Deerfield, Ill., is the largest drug retailer in the United States. And once the company completes the second step of its transaction with multinational health and beauty group Alliance Boots, it will become the largest drug retailer in the world.


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Focus On International - Middle East

Private Label Growing In Sales, Stature In Middle East

On the heels of the global recession, retailers make investments in private label quality that are beginning to pay off in the region.
July 3, 2013

After a period of economic struggles and social upheaval, the landscape for private label in the Middle East has not changed much according to analysts in and around the region.


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Turning Insights Into Action

PLBuyer brings the private label industry back to Chicago for its second annual live conference.
June 4, 2013

For the second year in a row, the private label industry will gather in June in Chicago to talk, listen, and learn about the world they live in and the role private label is playing in a variety of ways.


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Exclusives Retailer Roundtable

Private Label In Comfort Zone With Value Products

Buyers say in health, beauty and OTC categories, winning at value first is the priority, then finding subtle ways to bring value-added features home.
June 4, 2013

Over the course of a surprisingly rainy and overcast day in Henderson, Nev., a small group of retail buyers gathered in a room during the ECRM Private Brand Health and Beauty Care trade show to talk about their business.


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Cover Story: Private Label Deli

Expanding Our Deli Horizons

Retailers bring sophistication to private label offerings, making deli departments into a destination.
May 10, 2013

For an increasing range of food-savvy consumers, the days of approaching the supermarket deli with a mindset of simply “1 pound of sliced ham, 1 pound of sliced turkey, half-pound of sliced American cheese, 1 pound of potato salad” have started drifting into mere memory.


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April 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food products include sunscreen bands, makeup remover, lip balm, jumbo cotton balls, healing ointment, and a shelf-management system for better merchandising.

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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THE MAGAZINE

Private Label Buyer Magazine

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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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