Product Development Features

Special Report - Focus On Packaging

Mass Appeal

June 15, 2012

Consumers say private label products look better than name brand counterparts when it comes to the packaging.

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Thinking Inside the Box

The Time To Wow is Now

April 10, 2012
I was recently at the PLMA roundtable discussing new product development.

Not long ago, we had clients here in our home base of Toronto for a whole week doing workshops on NPD.
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What to expect at 2011 PLMA show

March 30, 2012
Douglas Merrill, a former chief information officer and vice president with search giant Google, and Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst with food research firm NPD Group, will deliver keynote addresses at this year’s Private Label Manufacturers Association show in Chicago Nov. 13 through Nov. 15.

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The ethnic market at home

March 29, 2012

Most marketers and manufacturers have a sense that the U.S. Hispanic market is on the rise.  This phenomenon has been happening in a major way for the last 25 years.

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South of the border

March 29, 2012
Ask the experts about the state of private label in Latin America and what you’ll hear will sound much like what you might have heard in the United States 30 years ago.

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Looking to the Far East

March 29, 2012
The development of private label foods and grocery items is still very much a work in progress across Asia.

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C'est si Bon

March 29, 2012
Consumers across Europe are shopping smarter when it comes to the products they buy. And retailers are responding with expanding private label programs that go beyond price to include innovative new products and greater value.

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Winn-Dixie comes out fighting

March 29, 2012
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. has been knocked down, business-wise, more times than a punch-drunk club fighter.

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Regional Royalty

March 28, 2012
Competition in the U.S. supermarket industry has never been greater. Here are some of the regional retailers that have successfully found a way to compete with the mega-retailers and use private label in doing so.

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Private label industry people to watch in 2012

March 28, 2012
PLBuyer editors believe these 10 people will face major challenges and/or have major impacts in the private label world during the coming year.
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