Merchandising Features

Exclusives: Consumer Survey

Consumer Attitudes Toward Online Grocery Shopping

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?

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Private Eye: Personal Care

Private Label Gets Personal

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.

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Cover Story: Warehouse Club Report

Big Box Mania

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.

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Private Eye: Frozen Foods

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.

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Thinking Inside the Box

Strategy Or Tactics? What’s the Difference?

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.

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Perishables Buyer Cover Story

Seafood Marketing Snapshots

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.
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Perishables Spotlight: Frozen

Better-For-You Pizza

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.
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Retailer Profiles

The World According to Trader Joe’s

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.
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Retailer Profile

Publix—Grocery Gem of the Southeast

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.
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Private Eye - Bakery

What's Baking in the Bread Aisle

January 15, 2013

Our secret shoppers head to the bread section of their local grocers to find out what’s happening in bakery products.

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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.


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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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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