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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Costco VP Looks Ahead To 2013 Expo

As chairman of the Pharmacy and Technology Conference hosted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Costco Wholesale Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Victor Curtis took the chance Sunday to pitch attendees on the association’s latest event.

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Cover Story - Chain Drugstores

Prescription for Success

From expanding their presence into fresh to connecting consumers with their private brands via social media, chain drugstores have been up to quite a bit in the past year.

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NACS Report: In-Store Convenience Sales Up Again

Rising fuel prices and strong tobacco sales helped push convenience stores to record sales in 2011, but strong growth of in-store sales provided a boost to the industry, as well.

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Walgreens Sees PL Opportunity With Merger

After reporting a sluggish fiscal third quarter, Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens officials said Tuesday that they were excited about the opportunities involved with private brands associated with Alliance Boots.

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Retailers Make Inroads At The Pump

A new study by Boulder, Colo.-based Market Force shows that Costco and Kroger are the favorite stops for consumers to fill up their gas tanks, beating out traditional gas stations such as Shell.

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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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