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Dawn of the Virtually Unlimited Package

By Jim Wisner
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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.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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"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

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Wegmans is offering lower prices on store brand baking products this holiday season.

 


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Following the Buzz

Private Brands Contest Roundup

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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

By Jim Wisner
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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.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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.
By Chris Freeman
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Smart and Final has been taking advantage of expanded-format stores to add private label products.


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September 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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

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September 2014

The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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