Retailer Features

Private Eye: Paper Products

Paper Product Battle

Our secret shoppers head to their local grocers to find out what’s happening in paper products.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Paper products are the fourth-largest category in private label by dollar volume, and fifth by unit volume, according to Nielsen records compiled for the 2012 PLMA Private Label Yearbook.


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Special Report - The Hot List: Food

The Hot List, March 2013

PLBuyer takes a look at the food and beverage categories that saw dollar sales increase by at least 10 percent in 2012.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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PLBuyer’s 2013 Food Hot List includes food and beverage categories that saw dollar sales across supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains increase at least 10 percent during the 52 weeks ending Dec. 30, 2012.


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Retailer of the Year

On Top Of Their Game

By Chris Freeman
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The second-largest private label retailer in North America is the 2013 PLBuyer Retailer of the Year, the second time in eight years that Kroger has won the award.


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Special Report PLMA Show: In Review

Eating Up New Views At PLMA Show

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Healthy living was central theme on show floor.


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Special Report PLMA Show: Sky Hall Debuts

PLMA Looks Skyward

PLBuyer hits the floor to get reactions on the new Sky Hall at PLMA's 2012 Private Label Trade Show.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Exhibitors and attendees of PLMA’s 2012 Private Label Trade Show may have found themselves looking upward for inspiration this year: Upstairs to the new Sky Hall exhibit area, that is.


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Retailer Profiles

ALDI’s Next Generation

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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ALDI has been busy updating its image through store redesign, stocking more premium products, and expanding its perishables sections.


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Cover Story - PLBuyer Goes Bilingual

Private Label Knows No Borders

By Chris Freeman
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As retailers search for differentiation, buyers look outside their own countries to new markets for products. Markets such as Peru.


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Special Report: Design Excellence Awards

Crowd Gathers As Design Award Winners Revealed

By Chris Freeman
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For the second year, PLBuyer announced the winners of its Design Excellence Awards contest from the Private Label Manufacturers Association Trade Show.


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Cover Story - PLBUYER SE HACE BILINGÜE

A la búsqueda de marcas propias nuevas y únicas

By Chris Freeman
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Mientras los vendedores minoristas buscan diferenciarse, los compradores miran más allá de sus propias fronteras para encontrar nuevos mercados de productos. Mercados tales como Perú.


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Cover Story - 2012 PLMA Show Preview

Taking Care of Pet Family

By Chris Freeman
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Pet Products Get Spotlight At PLMA Show


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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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