Retailer Features

Greatness From Small Beginnings

 The Boney family’s story began in the 1940s, with a couple and a fruit stand. Here’s a glimpse at how the company has grown over the years, courtesy of Sprouts. 

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Cup of Convenience

Private label is an opportunity area for convenience stores that are willing to make a commitment to executing the right strategy.
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The Hot List

Made up of non-food categories that saw dollar sales across food, drug and mass merchandise outlets (excluding Walmart) expand 10 percent or more during the 52 weeks ending Jan. 22, 2012, PLBuyer’s Hot List includes fewer categories than last year’s version (38 vs. 51).

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A Walk Down the Aisle: BAKERY

From Dough to Dough Compared to last year, food retailers still have some work to do when it comes to displaying and marketing their private
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Cleaning up a dirty business

Consumers know germs are everywhere and they want antibacterial products to fight off the evil onslaught. But where they turn for such products, and specifically what they think about private label offerings, is becoming an open question.

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Hair today

You can expect a woman to give up a lot of things during an economic downturn. But great looking hair isn’t one of them.

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Slice it up

No matter how you slice it, or maybe because of how you slice it, consumers are buying private label packaged meats at a rapidly rising pace these days.

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Consumers are noticing more ethnic PL items on shelf

Younger consumers are more likely to be buyers of ethnic private label foods than are those over 34 years of age, according to exclusive research done for PLBuyer by research firm Consumer Science.

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Just desserts

Most of the economic news you hear is bad: Unemployment is high, the country’s debt continues to climb and the housing market struggles to recover. At least we’ve got our cheesecake.

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Where's my ice cream?

Officials at Ellis Island served ice cream to newly arrived immigrants, ensuring that they received the quintessential all-American welcome. Today, even as the American electorate grows increasingly divided, Americans stand united in one firm belief: when it comes to ice cream and frozen novelties, they want to be indulged.

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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.


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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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