Tactics

In & Out of the Box

Yesterday Salt Was a Drug, Today Sugar Is the New Tobacco

May 30, 2014

Times are certainly changing. Many of us have been spending a lot of time reducing sodium levels in products. If we weren’t, we certainly should have been.


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Making Store Brands 'Special'

May 30, 2014

Why not have the best of both worlds?


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Private Eye

Store Brand Dairy Delights

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover new dairy details, pitting private label vs. national brands.
May 30, 2014

Private label dairy products like whole milk and natural shredded cheese remain behemoths of the industry, with options easily found in almost any store.


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Category Insight: Private Label Bakery Rising

May 29, 2014

Baked goods are alive and well in retail, but distinct factors are driving individual segments.


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Category Insight: Store Brand Coffee & Tea - Caffeinated Convenience

Single-cup coffee, refrigerated RTD drinks and instant tea are the buzz in caffeinated beverages.
May 29, 2014

If convenience is a primary theme of private label this year, coffee and tea could easily be main characters.


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Private Label Bakery and Deli Shine

We see a strong start for the first quarter of 2014 - particularly for Bakery and Deli.
May 29, 2014

The first quarter 2014 has come to a close, and the results are in for private label: a strong start to the year.


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Doug's Drift

Strategic Investments in Private Label

May 29, 2014

You’ve likely already noticed that we’ve been busy here at PLBuyer—as I’m sure you’ve also been busy, since the private label industry continues to mature and folks across the board are continually sharpening their private label tactical approaches.


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Category Insights: Snacks

Store Brand Snack Culture

Store brand snacks like cookies and salty snacks are currently seeing growth through diversification.
May 1, 2014

While talk around better-for-you foods continues, a mix of healthy—and less-healthy—snacks is still popular in the snack category.


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Following The Buzz

Defaulting to National Brands

May 1, 2014

In the several years I’ve spent writing about store brand baby care products, I’ve gathered a stockpile of knowledge of the products available. I know what options exist from store to store, and I know that with a little bit of research and math I could easily find the cheapest diaper available.


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Doug's Drift

Keeping Private Label Ahead of the Curve

May 1, 2014

An instrumental factor in continually driving private label business forward is maintaining the current base of store brand shoppers cultivated through the years, while expanding that base as economic conditions improve.


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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

PLB July 2014 cover

July 2014

The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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