Retailer Features

Retailer of the Year: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods, the 2014 PLBuyer Retailer of the Year, continues to make unprecedented moves in its private labels and overall branding, fueling growth.
March 1, 2014

Whole Foods Market might only currently sit at No. 30 on the PLBuyer Top 35 Private Label Retailers list, but this landmark retailer continues to make moves that will add significant momentum to its business—most notably in the areas of private label and overall retailer branding.


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Doug's Drift

Big-Picture Branding

March 1, 2014

Retailers are quickly evolving into more than just a means to an end—well beyond simple transaction—and the captivating aspect of that picture is lifestyle branding.


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PLBuyer Names Whole Foods 2014 Retailer of the Year

January 8, 2014

PLBuyer, the authority on private label business, has named Whole Foods Market its 2014 Retailer of the Year.


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Focus on Digital

Dawn of the Virtually Unlimited Package

January 2, 2014

Until recently, product packaging hadn’t really changed much. Some visual branding and information that described what you were buying was all that was fit to print.


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Category Insights: Dairy

Daring Private Label Dairy

High shares and new trends make the case for private label expansion in the dairy case.
January 2, 2014

"In the private label world, dairy has always been the leader,” said Alan Hiebert, senior education coordinator for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA).


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Wegmans Lowers Prices on Store Brand Baking Goods

December 4, 2013

Wegmans is offering lower prices on store brand baking products this holiday season.

 


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Following the Buzz

Private Brands Contest Roundup

December 2, 2013

Last December, I took a look at some of the contests retailers were running. With this issue arriving on the heels of PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Trade Show, it seems like a good idea to take another look, while the buzz and excitement for promoting private label products is still in high gear.


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Cover Story

Top 35 Private Label Retailers

U.S. retail giant Walmart again leads the private brand pack on our exclusive annual Top 35 list—one that saw some significant shifts.
October 2, 2013

The private label business in the United States continues to accelerate, growing in diversity and focus. While consolidation ever changes the look of the playing field, U.S. retailers clearly see the strength in promotion and development of their store brands.


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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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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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

PLB July 2014 cover

July 2014

The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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