Retailer Features

A Walk Down the Aisle: BAKERY

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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

By Anne-Marie Kennedy
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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

By Delia Flores
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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

By Ed Finkel
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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

By John N. Frank
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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

By Jeff Banowetz
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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?

By Delia Flores
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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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Piece by piece

By Molly V. Strzelecki
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Thomas Jefferson once famously said, “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” Jefferson may be on to something there-the harder retailers work at bringing customers into the private label fold, the more luck they seem to have at increasing profits and gaining a bevy of new consumers.

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All mixed up

By Delia Flores
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Ever since women joined the work force in large numbers three decades ago the question, “What’s for dinner?” has prompted many a mad scramble for family cooks. Today’s busy shoppers, though, have a lot more options than that first wave of harried two-earner households who could count on little besides Hamburger Helper to save the day.

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A consumer gut check

By Kelly Shermach
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Consumers are becoming more educated about solutions for gastrointestinal discomfort. Retailers are on the trend, contracting with private label manufacturers of constipation, diarrhea and fiber aids to increase their offerings of PL digestive aids.

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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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