Exclusives: Consumer Survey
This PLBuyer exclusive investigates current consumer perspectives on online grocery shopping with particular emphasis on private label.
October 2, 2013
Consumers are already accustomed to shopping online. But does that level of acceptance translate over to grocery items—and particularly store brand products?
Private Eye: Personal Care
Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in personal care.
September 12, 2013
Soap was a more than $4 billion category for the latest 52 weeks ending July 14, 2013, up 2 percent, according to IRI data.
Cover Story: Warehouse Club Report
PLBuyer takes a deeper look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the U.S.
August 14, 2013
A deep look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the United States: Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s.
Private Eye: Frozen Foods
Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in frozen foods.
August 14, 2013
The frozen food department accounted for $41 billion in sales in 2011, according to Nielsen records compiled for the 2012 PLMA Private Label Yearbook.
Thinking Inside the Box
August 14, 2013
Those of us that watch sports tend are excited by the moment. Rush to the goal line! It’s always a good season for all things sport. Be it soccer, tennis, golf, baseball or football. Most of us are dedicated to the result.
Perishables Buyer Cover Story
Although seafood is challenged by sustainability and traceability concerns, retailers can drive sales through private label, value-added products and other initiatives.
March 21, 2013
The newswires have been buzzing of late about the recently released results from Oceana, Washington, D.C., regarding widespread labeling fraud in the seafood industry.Read More
Perishables Spotlight: Frozen
In order to foster improved frozen-pizza sales, manufacturers are diving into more specialty niches that touch on health-leaning metrics.
March 20, 2013
While frozen pizza saw a bit of revenue growth during the most-recent recession, overall—in the big picture—the category has continued to slip.Read More
A look inside the tireless cultural phenomenon—yesterday and today—including its notable take on private label.
March 12, 2013
Back in the late 1950s, before the Hawaiian shirts, cedar planks and hidden parrots, there was Pronto Market—more of a convenience-store concept, with units scattered around greater Los Angeles that, beyond beer, wine and liquor, added specialty attractions like house-packaged nuts and cheeses, as well as fresh-squeezed orange juice.Read More
By offering a savvy mix of forward-trending and traditional options, Publix should be smartly poised to meet the competition head-on.
February 6, 2013
Spend any appreciable amount of time in Florida and, chances are, you will find yourself stepping inside a Publix supermarket.Read More
Private Eye - Bakery
January 15, 2013
Our secret shoppers head to the bread section of their local grocers to find out what’s happening in bakery products.