Exclusive: Publix Blows Out Promotions

Although most of the retailers followed by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport showed declines in private label promotions from a year ago, the significant news came on the plus side.

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Trend For 2013: More Private Label Or Less?

A day after one of the major branded companies in North America made a nearly $7 billion bet on private label, a private label webinar discussed the changing strategy of Aldi to focus less on private label and more on leading brands.

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Guest Commentary

One-Stop Shopping Takes a New Turn

Research Shows Consumers Changing Where They Go To Buy Groceries.

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Guest Commentary

Satisfaction No Longer Motivates

Brand-led strategy the right approach for retailers in the future.

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A Walk Down the Aisle - Dairy

Milking More Results from the Dairy Aisle

Our secret shoppers headed to the refrigerated section of their local grocers to find out what’s happening in dairy products, one of the largest categories for private label sales in grocery.

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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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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.


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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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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