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Noddle Says Price Pressure To Increase

By Chris Freeman
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Former Ahold USA and Daymon President Allan Noddle on Friday told a crowd of private label executives that the greatest effects of the recession on the industry were still to come.


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Private Label Childrenswear Grows, Report Shows

Morrisons Launches Nutmeg Range
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Both the UK and U.S. saw private label in childrenswear grow in value by more than any of its branded rivals during 2012, according to Euromonitor International’s recently released apparel data.


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Focus on Retailers: Supervalu

Supervalu Sells Five Banners to PE

Private Label Program To Continue At Departing Banners
By Chris Freeman
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Supervalu announced in January that it was selling five of its banners – Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market – to AB Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP.


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Private Eye: Paper Products

Paper Product Battle

Our secret shoppers head to their local grocers to find out what’s happening in paper products.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Paper products are the fourth-largest category in private label by dollar volume, and fifth by unit volume, according to Nielsen records compiled for the 2012 PLMA Private Label Yearbook.


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Doug's Drift

Private Label's Competitive Edge

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Sales of private-label products have skyrocketed over the past several years.


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Walmart CFO: ‘We Are A Brand Retailer’

By Chris Freeman
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The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, also is atop the PLB Top 35 list of the largest private label retailers in North America.


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Safeway Puts Private Label At Center Of Lifestyle Plans

By Chris Freeman
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Speaking at its annual investors conference last week, Safeway executives laid out their plans for 2013 that focus heavily on lifestyle changes to store and an emphasis on health and wellness. With private label programs at the heart of the changes.


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Costco CFO Dreams Of More Private Label

By Chris Freeman
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Costco reported fiscal second quarter earnings this week that rose 22 percent, excluding special items, and Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti talked a little about private label on the company’s conference call with analysts.


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Private Brands Role in the New Eating Culture

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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According to a Daymon Worldwide article, “Private Brands Role in the New Eating Culture,” food innovation is not limited to just name brands, because eaters' desire for discovery overshadows their allegiance to their favorite brands with a willingness to explore the gamut of newness.


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Publix Issues Recall On Private Label Ammonia

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Publix Super Markets said Tuesday that it issued a voluntary recall for one lot code of Publix Lemon Ammonia.


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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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