Research and Awards

U.S. Private Label Excellence

The annually anticipated Top 35 Private Label Retailers list epitomizes U.S. private label strength through innovation and brand-building.

While private label business within the United States continues to moderate, with growth continuing in several key categories, we perennially see a selection of retailers who take private label to the next level.


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Private Label and Price Parity

After our latest period of analysis closed, we were given a comprehensive view of the first half of 2014.
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Doug's Drift

Opportunities for Store Brand Produce

Safeway went on record back in 2013 stating that over the ensuing decade they would transform into a wellness company that happens to sell food (and one with significantly more reach in the wake of the merger with Albertsons under the corporate umbrella of Cerberus Capital Management).


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PLBuyer Index: Cautious Moves and More Rollercoaster Rides

HBC posts some incremental progress while private label faces questions about consistency.

Our most-recent 4-week period closed on June 15, providing our first hints into the summer season and private label’s opportunities.


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PLBuyer Index: Big-Picture Private Label Strength

Bakery’s back, Edible and Frozen are slipping, but the big picture’s still rosy for private label.

The May 2014 4-week period closed on May 19, providing early insight into spring and a view into private label’s health as the school year began to come to a close.


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PLBuyer Index: Days of Moderation and Balance

Rapid growth slows somewhat possibly indicating the beginning of a period of moderation

April’s 2014 4-week period that closed on April 20 give a fairly complete glimpse of how private label faired during the Easter holiday shopping period.


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Category Colonel Awards

The Best New Private Label Products

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards are leaders in their respective categories, setting the pace for the future of the industry.

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards—which now focuses exclusively on new products, both those newly available to retailers and products that are on the shelf—read like a “best of” list of today’s industry trends. Natural. Wholesome. Nutritious. Gourmet. Indulgent. Ethnic. Convenient.


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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.

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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PLBuyer Index

2014's Private Label Early Winners and Losers

Private label and national brands raised prices, with private label showing a greater relative increase - and share of units did not fall.
As we settle into 2014, we turn the corner on the first complete year of the PLBuyer Index; our first reported period ended back in February 24, 2013.  

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Category Insights—Store Brand Breakfast Is Served

When it comes to breakfast, private label hasn’t been resting on its laurels—but innovation must continue in order to see more category penetration.

The morning meal remains a hotly contested segment in food today, with restaurants and retailers continually battling for more share of stomach.


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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.

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

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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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Private Label Segments

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