Merchandising Features

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Omnichannel: The New Path to Purchase

Omnichannel poses multiple challenges—and significant opportunities for private label.
April 1, 2014

Omnichannel is one of the hottest topics in retail today. Econsultancy describes it as “an integrated sales experience that melds the advantages of physical stores with the information-rich experience of online shopping.”


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Private Eye, Sauces: Store vs. National Brands

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover merchandising tactics related to private label sauces.
April 1, 2014

It seems private label sauce categories have plenty of room to grow. Meat sauce/marinade/glaze was up almost 15 percent to $41 million with only a 4 percent share, according to IRI data for the latest 52 weeks ending January 26, 2014.


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Exclusives: Merchandising Trends

Private Label Merchandising Today

As private label evolves, associated merchandising tactics must likewise change with the times.
April 1, 2014

 In order to gain current insight into the best merchandising practices for today’s private label retailers, Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, editor-in-chief of PLBuyer, sought perspective from Jeff Weidauer, vice president, marketing and strategy for Vestcom. 


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Inside Store Brand Paper and Plastic Products

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover details on paper and plastic goods.
March 1, 2014

Private label paper and plastic products boast remarkable shares, showing broad consumer acceptance, further backed by sales increases in each category our shoppers explored.


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Private Eye: Store Brand Snack Attack

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening with snacks.
February 3, 2014

Private label nutritional snacks/trail mixes was up 16 percent to $425 million with a 32 percent share, according to SymphonyIRI Group data for the latest 52 weeks ending December 1, 2013.


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Focus on Digital: Why Store Brand Retail Should Go Mobile

February 3, 2014

Just when we thought we were beginning to understand the online retail experience, it is evolving again.


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Private Eye - Beverages

Private Label Pick-me-ups

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening with beverages in both ready-to-drink and ready-to-brew products.
January 2, 2014

Both ready-to-brew and ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages are popular among consumers.


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Exclusives: Consumer Survey

Has Private Label’s Power Peaked?

How can retailers improve their private label business, positioning their store brands for renewed growth and consumer interest?
November 6, 2013

Does an improving economy mean a downturn in private label sales? Not necessarily. However, recent research from Perception Research Services (PRS) suggests some potential softening in select categories after years of steady growth.


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Thinking Inside the Box

Store Brand Guru Dave Nichol Remembered

November 6, 2013

Last month, many of us were mourning the loss of Dave Nichol, a pioneer and giant in our industry. So what has that got to do with Jimmy Fallon and Co.? I’ll get to that.


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Thinking Inside the Box

A New Take on Innovation

October 2, 2013

"I" is for investigate. Pick a bunch of new thoughts and ideas about old and discontinued items that it might make sense to reintroduce.


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Multimedia

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April 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food products include sunscreen bands, makeup remover, lip balm, jumbo cotton balls, healing ointment, and a shelf-management system for better merchandising.

Podcasts

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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THE MAGAZINE

Private Label Buyer Magazine

PLB April 2014 cover

April 2014

The April 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on Omnichannel, store brand sauces, and more. Check it out today!

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