Thinking Inside the Box

New Products Require New Retailer Strategy

I am writing this month’s column while in Europe and thinking about the volcanic eruptions taking place around the world.

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Exclusive: New Look For Great Value

Just in time for the holidays, Walmart is giving a major refresh to its staple private label brand.

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Exclusive: Promotions Down For Private Label

Nine of the 15 retailers analyzed by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track showed they had fewer private label promotions in ad circulars last week than the same time a year earlier.

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Harris Teeter 'Regional Grocer Worth Watching'

Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. has reported that fiscal 2012 sales rose 5.8 percent to $4.54 billion, while fourth quarter sales climbed 3.7 percent to $1.14 billion.

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Analyst Says Private Label Future May Be Online

Planet Retail Senior Vice President Marc Hubbard told the PLMA Live breakfast Tuesday that ecommerce sales of the world’s top three retailers are expected to boom in the next five years, and that Amazon could become the world’s third-largest retailer over that span.

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Mackey Talks Conscious Capitalism To PLMA Crowd

Whole Foods Market CEO and co-founder John Mackey told a packed crowd Monday at the PLMA Salute To Excellence breakfast that business people were the heroes of the world story, helping to eradicate hunger from the planet and pulling billions up out of poverty.

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Report: National Brands Gain On Private Label in 2012

The latest Times and Trends report from SymphonyIRI Group, titled “Reversal of Fortune: National Brands Pick Up Gains On Private Label,” shows that national brands have gained share on private label in 40 of the 100 largest consumer packaged goods category in the past two years.

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Nielsen: Private Label With Room To Grow In C-Stores

A study this month from Nielsen Co. says that convenience stores have the smallest share of sales in retail channels tracked by the company, providing opportunities for suppliers and retailers for growth in the space.

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FMI Research: Private Label 'Integral Part' Of Market Basket

New research presented this week by the Food Marketing Institute concludes that private label products have become an integral part of the American market basket, and that in many categories, they have become the first choice in pantries and medicine and beauty cabinets.

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PLB Top 35 Private Label Retailers 2012

Walmart once again is at the top of PLBuyer’s annual list of the largest North American retailers of private label food and grocery items. 

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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.


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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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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