Merchandising Features

Walk Down the Aisle: Drinking in the beverage aisle

By Jordan Brandes
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Retailers show an inconsistent strategy in marketing their private label beverage aisle offerings, report PLBuyer’s secret shoppers. Of the six stores chosen throughout the country for our secret shopper visits, no one element of in-store marketing was present in all the stores.
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Private Eye: PLBuyer's editorial board speaks out

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PLBuyer’s editorial board expects to see more innovation, more niche lines and more marketing for private label in the coming year.
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Trend watch: Creating an oasis

By Lynn Celmer
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The band America had it right with its song A Horse With No Name that, in singing about the desert, says: “there were plants and birds and rocks and things, there was sand and hills and rings.”
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To Your Health

By Rich Mitchell - Perishables Buyer
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Wellness-oriented shoppers are becoming a more potent buying power.  Experts describe how to best attract, and merchandise to, the sector.


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The Eco-Friendly Future

By Jordan Brandes
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In an ever-changing market, anticipating trends can give retailers a competitive edge. That’s certainly true in the world of eco-friendly packaging where consumers increasingly are coming to expect packaging that does the minimal harm to their environment. 
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Spotlight

Packed with Private Label Potential

By Vanessa L. Facenda
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Opportunities exist for increased revenues from store-branded dairy products. Here’s how to navigate an uneven playing field.
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Not Just Whistling Dixie

By Rich Mitchell - Perishables Buyer
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Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is working to remain relevant by expanding and enhancing its outlets and fresh offerings.
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Meijer Mines Fresh

By Rich Mitchell - Perishables Buyer
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Supercenter operator Meijer Inc. is positioning fresh as a competitive differentiator.
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Refrigerated Spotlight

A Cold Sector Heats Up

By Vanessa L. Facenda
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New flavors and healthier varieties are adding to the allure of refrigerated soups. Here’s how retailers can best leverage the changing sector dynamics.
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Warming Up To Frozen Fruit

By Elizabeth Licata
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Changes in in-store merchandising can bring you increased frozen fruit sales.
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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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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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