Product Development

Looking to the Far East

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

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

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

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

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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Six private label trends to watch in 2012

Where will the private label action be in 2012? What factors will impact how much private label you sell and to whom? PLBuyer consulted with industry experts and looked in its editors’ collective crystal ball to put together the following predictions and trends you need to know if you want to grow your private label sales and profits in 2012.
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Private label year-in-review

Marketing like national brands came into vogue, as did more premium and more new product rollouts.
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Family Dollar Goes Gourmet

By using warm, vibrant colors on its private label packaging and investing in an extensive marketing campaign, Family Dollar has managed to post big private label sales gains and provide lessons others can use.
In the ultra competitive, ever-changing retail landscape, Matthews, N.C.-based discount retailer Family Dollar has zigged while others have zagged.

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Message From Canada

While Canada has been a private label hot spot in the past, PL market share has dropped there for six consecutive years. Here’s why, and what U.S. retailers can learn from the Canadian private label experience.


Although private label can be found in every household in Canada, private label market share has remained relatively static over the past year as national brands have met Canadians’ thirst for value by driving more sales through feature pricing, according to The Rise of the Value-Conscious Shopper, a Nielsen global private label report.

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Flexing into the Future

Flexible packaging is moving into new private label categories, offering retailers more ways to attract consumer attention on-shelf.

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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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