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Warehouse/Club Update

The top three warehouse/club stores in the United States show varying degrees of private label strength as overall growth continues.

While some consumers might write off household shopping as one more errand to squeeze into their busy day, warehouse club stores thrive on offering their shoppers “the thrill of the hunt,” turning otherwise-routine shopping trips into treasure hunts for bulk bargains.


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Focus on Digital

Digital Disconnect in Club Channel

More than any other channel, warehouse/club boils down to a clear “big 3” leaders. For each, their digital marketing strategies effectively handle the “blocking and tackling”—maintaining active social profiles with quality content and providing extras like mobile applications.


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In & Out of the Box

Building Omnichannel Loyalty

Recently I read a Washington Post article on food purchasing habits that quoted data from an FMI research piece that clearly stated that business as usual is on the way out, and millennials shop differently from everyone before them.


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Private Eye: Store Brand Household Sweep

Our secret shoppers compare Household Products at their local drug, mass merchandiser and grocery retailers.

Each month, PLBuyer sends its secret shoppers out to investigate the prices and promotions of several U.S. retailers and report how each store’s private label brands hold up.


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Category Insight: Pasta/Rice/Potatoes

With pasta and rice already in most pantries across America, the trick for private label is to develop sound strategies to make products stand out.

Stocked in cabinets and pantries across the country, dry goods, such as pasta and rice, are staple items in the American diet. Such high consumption leads consumers to seek out affordable options, which is where private label products step in and offer shoppers their desired savings.


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Spotlight Store Brands with Retail-Ready Packaging

PLBuyer interviewed Sergio Morales, director brand development, Georgia-Pacific Corrugated to explain how retail-ready packaging can help store brand products stand out. 


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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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Following The Buzz

Perfect Solutions for Imperfect Produce

We talk a lot about creating the perfect package in the private label industry, but when it comes to produce, the product itself often is the package.


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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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Nielsen Q&A: Increasing Store Brand Penetration Among Hispanics

Hispanics display the most positive attitudes toward store brands among U.S. ethnic groups. Nielsen shares insights on the Hispanic consumer with PLBuyer.


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November 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food product are bottles and hair care.

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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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