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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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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.
By Chris Freeman
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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.
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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.
By Chris Freeman
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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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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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Cover Story: Chain Drugstore Report

Destination Drugstore

PLBuyer takes a deeper look at the top three drugstore retailers in the U.S.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Drugstore retailers have come a long way. Today's drugstore is a total shopping destination that includes an array of private label products from premium food and beauty care to environmentally friendly merchandise and pharmacy services backed by OTC products.


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Focus on Retailers: Nonfood Private Label at Target

On Trend at Target

PLBuyer takes a comprehensive look at the trends and designs in the nonfood aisles at this mass merchandiser.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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 A powerhouse of private labels, Target is one retailer who’s got it right when it comes to launching new lines and products that make their nonfood departments shine with national acclaim. 


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Special Report: Retailer Roundtable

Kicking Around Private Label

Growing food and foodservice, new competitors changing the face of convenience stores.
By Chris Freeman
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On a warm week in January, retailer buyers and suppliers in the convenience and front-end industry got together in San Antonio, Texas, for the ECRM Convenience and Checklane, Front End and Impulse trade shows.


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Cover Story: Private Label Candy

Private Label Chocolate, Candy Stands Up To Competition

Premium chocolates, better-tasting gums help retailers brand themselves and increase sales.
By Chris Freeman and Crystal Lindell -- Candy Industry
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In the past, private-label candy usually meant confections that didn’t have a national branded presence, such as orange slices, ball gums, starlight mints, gummi bears and circus peanuts.


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Focus on Retailers: Supervalu

Supervalu Sells Five Banners to PE

Private Label Program To Continue At Departing Banners
By Chris Freeman
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Supervalu announced in January that it was selling five of its banners – Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market – to AB Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP.


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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.

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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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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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