Merchandising Features

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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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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Retailer Profiles

ALDI’s Next Generation

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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ALDI has been busy updating its image through store redesign, stocking more premium products, and expanding its perishables sections.


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Retailer Profiles

A Local Connection

By Rich Mitchell - Perishables Buyer
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Harris Teeter’s strategy for standing out centers on merchandising quality perishables from nearby suppliers. 


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Merchandising Report - Frozen Foods

Time To Freeze Frame These Products

By Chris Freeman
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Each month, PLBuyer brings you a different Merchandising Report, which will give you a snapshot of private label ads and key facts for a particular category or product segment.


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A Walk Down the Aisle - Dairy

Milking More Results from the Dairy Aisle

By Chris Freeman
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Our secret shoppers headed to the refrigerated section of their local grocers to find out what’s happening in dairy products, one of the largest categories for private label sales in grocery.


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Not Your Common Joe

By Rich Mitchell - Perishables Buyer
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Trader Joe’s is seeking to standout in a crowded perishables landscape by merchandising a wide mix of high-quality selections. 


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Merchandising Report - Beverages

Satisfying Customers’ Thirst For More

By Chris Freeman
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Each month, PLBuyer brings you a different Merchandising Report, which will give you a snapshot of private label ads and key facts for a particular category or product segment.


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September 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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September 2014

The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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