OTC/Healthcare

New Study Sheds Light On Private Label OTC Purchases

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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A new study by Market Strategies International, “CPG Qualitative Research: Exploring Private Label vs. Branded OTC” April 2013, finds consumers are strongly aware of specific national brands as well as private label brands in all OTC categories studied in the report.


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Guest Commentary

Plenty Of Opportunities For Retailers In VMS

Vitamins, minerals, supplements set for future growth.
By Jeff Weidauer
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We’re not yet out of the woods with a recovery from what is being called “The Great Recession.” Economists and other pundits watch all the indicators looking for any sign of good or bad news; the same set of data often elicits some of each.


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Special Report - The Hot List: Non-Food

The Hot List, May 2013

PLBuyer takes a look at the non-food categories that saw dollar sales increase by at least 10 percent in 2012.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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PLBuyer’s 2013 Non-Food Hot List includes private label non-food categories that saw dollar sales across supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains increase at least 10 percent in 2012.


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BestSweet Rebrands As BestCo

By Chris Freeman
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BestSweet announced Monday that it would change its name and brand to BestCo to reflect its growth since its founding 37 years ago.


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Sleep Aid

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Well at Walgreens Wal-Sleep Z Sleep Aid is used for the relief of occasional sleeplessness, and helps to reduces time to fall asleep.


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Cover Story: Chain Drugstore Report

Destination Drugstore

PLBuyer takes a deeper look at the top three drugstore retailers in the U.S.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Drugstore retailers have come a long way. Today's drugstore is a total shopping destination that includes an array of private label products from premium food and beauty care to environmentally friendly merchandise and pharmacy services backed by OTC products.


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Exclusives - Consumer Survey

Shoppers Say Quality Better, Buying Habits Will Remain

Benchmark survey shows private label expected to hold share even if economy improves in 2013.
By Chris Freeman
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 Drugstore retailers should be wary of the discounts they offer on over-the-counter pharmaceuticals in their private label products, according to a new survey conducted exclusively for PLBuyer by Consumer Science. 


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Following The Buzz

Healthcare Solutions

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Healthcare is, and should be, one of the nation’s top issues. In 2007, illness or medical bills contributed to 62.1 percent of all bankruptcies in 2007, according to the American Journal of Medicine.


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Walgreen Co. Can't Trademark Private Label Zyrtec

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Walgreen Co.'s bid to sell its private label version of the allergy drug Zyrtec under the name Wal-Zyr, according to Law360, rejecting the retailer's survey evidence showing minimal confusion between the two brands.


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Aphena Pharma Buys Private Label OTC Products

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Philadelphia-based Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc. recently acquired 14 OTC products from G&W Laboratories as part of its ongoing strategy to expand access to the private label marketplace by buying small- and large-scale private label offerings.


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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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