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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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Category Insights: Deli

Daring Deli

Deli options get more natural and artisanal, offering shoppers more customization and a high-end shopper experience.
September 12, 2013

Today, customer experiences are vital to bringing shoppers into physical stores—and to keep them coming back.


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Category Insights: Beverages

Beverage Flavors Sparkle

From sparkling water, to soda, to cold-pressed juices, private label beverage flavors and packaging are anything but ordinary.
September 12, 2013

Last year I bought a juicer. I’d been hearing about juicing everywhere and decided it was time to see for myself if this was truly the magic path to a healthier life.


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PLBuyer Index

PLBuyer Index: Spotlight on Frozen

Frozen category private label merchandise has been doing extremely well on the PLBuyer Index—one of the best categories in terms of overall performance.
September 12, 2013

In the dog days of summer, it seems only fair to take a closer look at performance of private label merchandise in the Frozen category.


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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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Category Insights: Diapers and More

Disposable Diapers

The private label disposable diapers category shows growth as quality improves and shoppers continue to seek out diaper deals.
August 14, 2013

Which diaper brands parents elect to buy might be more up to their babies, surmised after the trial and error of seeking out which brands work for each child, but the recession brought on parents’ search for affordable options first, which has benefited private label brands in the subsequent years since.


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Category Insights: Baking Products

Home Bakers Choosing Private Label

As recession-strapped shoppers made more baked goods at home, they found quality and value in private label products.
August 14, 2013

When shoppers are looking to bake at home, private label is one of the first places they appear to turn.


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Review - PLMA Yearbook

PLMA Yearbook Shows Slower Growth In 2012

Industry posts record high sales of more than $108 billion.
August 14, 2013

The private label industry posted record high sales of more than $108 billion in 2012.


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PLBuyer Index

PLBuyer Index: Spotlight on General Merchandise

General Merchandise has posted a considerable turnaround. As of the 52-week period ending June 16, 2013, it currently resides at 92.7.
August 14, 2013

 General Merchandise, as measured for the PLBuyer Index, consists of Household items, including batteries, coffee filters, hair accessories, kitchen storage, light bulbs, and office products, among others.  


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Private Label Nail Polish Remover Benefits In Slow Economy

January 30, 2013

The U.S. nail color and care market fared well during the economic slump, a new report from Mintel, “Nail Color and Care -US, January 2013,” found, while private label nail polish removers benefited most.


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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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