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Making Store Brands 'Special'

By Jim Wisner
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Why not have the best of both worlds?


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Private Eye

Store Brand Dairy Delights

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover new dairy details, pitting private label vs. national brands.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Private label dairy products like whole milk and natural shredded cheese remain behemoths of the industry, with options easily found in almost any store.


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Category Insight: Private Label Bakery Rising

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Baked goods are alive and well in retail, but distinct factors are driving individual segments.


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Following The Buzz

Better Private Label Meal Planning

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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By the time you read this, I’ll be on maternity leave, a prospect that has left me looking for ways to expedite my shopping habits.


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FMI Panel on Retail Management of Private Label and National Brands

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PLBuyer is organizing a panel discussion on “Private Label and National Brands: Today’s Changing Retail Dynamics" taking place during the Private Brands Summit at FMI Connect.


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Retail Branding Through Foodservice

In-store foodservice provides a distinct opportunity to bolster retailer branding - and drive revenue growth.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Retailers today have begun to morph into lifestyle-based extensions of their shoppers—they aspire to become regular destinations, meeting myriad needs, and are evolving into brands themselves.


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In & Out of the Box

Beware the Race to the Bottom

By Tom Stephens
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The world is full of examples of cutting costs to try to maintain a competitive edge that do not work long-term.


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Following The Buzz

Defaulting to National Brands

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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In the several years I’ve spent writing about store brand baby care products, I’ve gathered a stockpile of knowledge of the products available. I know what options exist from store to store, and I know that with a little bit of research and math I could easily find the cheapest diaper available.


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Exclusive Look at Private Label: Great Value Naturals

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Last November Walmart entered the “green” cleaning space with the introduction of Great Value Naturals (GVN), a private brand of all-natural household cleaners. 


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Evolution of the Discount Channel

Savings and successful private label programs at discount retailers have shown a worthwhile value to many—paving the way for expansion in the discount channel in 2014.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Unlike many retail stores, brick-and-mortar shops in the discount channel have been able to successfully evolve during hard economic times—so much so, in fact, to the point that many of the discount retailers are announcing expansion in 2014.


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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.

Podcasts

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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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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