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Exclusive: Fewer Promotions Among Retailers Last Week

Six of the 11 retailers followed by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track had fewer private label promotions last week than a year ago, the group said in a study exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport.


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Whole Foods To Add Rooftop Farm

Whole Foods Market and Gotham Greens will introduce the nation’s first commercial scale greenhouse farm within a retail grocery space.


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Report: Healthy, Ethnic Private Label Foods Drive Walmart, Target Sales

A new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts says that supercenters are being viewed as viable alternatives to supermarkets for food purchases.


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PLMA Ready To Reach Consumers

Private Label Manufacturers Association President Brian Sharoff opened the association’s annual meeting Friday with an update on current affairs and a look toward the future – one that directly connects the PLMA with retail consumers.


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Consumers Driving Food, Private Label Change

Speaking before a group of private label manufacturing executives Friday, retail analyst Phil Lempert said the grocery landscape was undergoing massive change because of the influences of multiple generations.


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Noddle Says Price Pressure To Increase

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

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

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.

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

Sales of private-label products have skyrocketed over the past several years.


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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.

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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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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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