Trend Features

Store Brand Soup Trends

February 25, 2014

Soup is poised for a rebound, but which product formats and characteristics will drive private label growth?


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Category Insights: Growing Frozen Store Brand Appetizer Sales

Ethnic, upscale and healthier products help differentiate the range of available frozen store brand appetizers.
February 3, 2014

According to the September 2013 “Frozen Food Market” report from Transparency Market Research, the global frozen food market is projected to reach $293.75 billion by 2019, up from $224.74 billion in 2012.


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Consumer Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Store Brands

A new exclusive survey shows price point can sway consumer purchase decisions toward either national brands or private label in several product categories.
February 3, 2014

This survey investigating attitudes to private label was sent to members of Consumer Science’s online U.S. panel with responses collected during December 2013.


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Turkey or Toast: How Private Label Fared for Thanksgiving

The PLBuyer Index is up, and the last period was one of the best of the year.
February 3, 2014

 The PLBuyer Index for the 4 weeks ending December 1, 2013 hit 103.9, up from 102.2. Private label share of revenue was up slightly, to 17.4 percent. Revenue was up 1.8 percent for national brands, but was up 2.3 percent for private label. 


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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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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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Category Insights: Refrigerated

Hot Trends from the Cold Case

Prepared entrées, soups and sandwiches help retailers compete with restaurants, while refrigerated sides, sauces and more offer points of differentiation from their shelf-stable counterparts.
January 2, 2014

The prepared foods segment promises great things for retail in the coming years.


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Category Insights: Dairy

Daring Private Label Dairy

High shares and new trends make the case for private label expansion in the dairy case.
January 2, 2014

"In the private label world, dairy has always been the leader,” said Alan Hiebert, senior education coordinator for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA).


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PLMA Review - Exclusives

PLMA 2013 - Reflecting Our Culture of Convenience

PLMA offered insight into the many initiatives driving store brand business forward, including cultural influences, convenience and the ongoing balance of value and premium.
January 2, 2014

PLMA’s 2014 Private Label Trade Show has come and gone, effectively energizing this industry through myriad conversations centered on strategies for the future, sampling and discussion of the scores of interesting new products profiled on the expo floor, and the insight conveyed by educational sessions and other speakers.


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Cover Story

Store Brand Beverage Trends

Beverage innovation related to K-cup concept extensions, upscale cold-pressed juices, sparkling waters, and next-generation sodas pose multiple opportunities for private label.
December 2, 2013

Once you move beyond the biggest revenue-driving beverage categories for private label—milk and water—a diverse playing field of opportunity opens itself to new degrees of innovation.


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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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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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