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PLMA 2014: Private Label's Big Show

PLMA's 2014 Show features Martha Stewart and more than 2,400 exhibit booths.

PLMA’s 2014 Store Brands Reality Trade Show, held November 16–18 at the Rosemont Convention Center outside of Chicago, is expected to boast more than 2,400 exhibit booths, over 5,000 buyers and visitors, and nearly 20,000 different private label products.


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Private Eye: OTC/Healthcare

Our secret shoppers review OTC /Healthcare products at drug and mass merchandiser retailers and find significant savings.

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


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Consumers Clamor for Multipurpose Private Label Cleaners

Convenient store brand cleaners that "do-it-all" may win over consumers.

Today’s consumer continues to seek out convenient cleaning products that not only multitask, but provide quick cleanups, such as disposable wipes—while they continue to move away from products designed for labor-intensive cleaning


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Category Insights: Pizza

Private Label Pizza Trends

According to the June 2014 “Pizza—U.S.” report from Mintel, the overall retail pizza market is expected to experience flat sales between 2014 and 2019 due to an anticipated resurgence of visits to pizzerias, as well as carry-out and delivery, in the wake of the slowly recovering U.S. economy.


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Focus on Digital

Will Online Ordering Finally Be a Big Deal?

If you read the trade news to see what’s trending in retailing around the world, “drive stores” have been all the rage, growing rapidly throughout Europe.


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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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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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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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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

PLB November 2014 cover

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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