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Private Label Cheese Makes its Mark

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Select aspects of product positioning can help private label continue to slice into a greater share of the cheese market, including highlighting state of origin and quality metrics.


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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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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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Category Insights—Store Brand Breakfast Is Served

When it comes to breakfast, private label hasn’t been resting on its laurels—but innovation must continue in order to see more category penetration.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The morning meal remains a hotly contested segment in food today, with restaurants and retailers continually battling for more share of stomach.


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Doug's Drift

Big-Picture Branding

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Retailers are quickly evolving into more than just a means to an end—well beyond simple transaction—and the captivating aspect of that picture is lifestyle branding.


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Top 35 Private Label Retailers

U.S. retail giant Walmart again leads the private brand pack on our exclusive annual Top 35 list—one that saw some significant shifts.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The private label business in the United States continues to accelerate, growing in diversity and focus. While consolidation ever changes the look of the playing field, U.S. retailers clearly see the strength in promotion and development of their store brands.


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Market Force Study Says 96 Percent of Consumers Buy Private Label Groceries

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Nearly all consumers buy private label products when grocery shopping, according to a new study of 6,600 consumers conducted by Market Force Information.


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Trader Joe’s is Consumers’ Favorite Grocery Chain, According to Market Force Study

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Trader Joe’s, popular for its store brands, is North America’s favorite grocery store based on customer satisfaction, a new study finds. 


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Spartan Stores and Nash Finch to Combine

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Spartan Stores, Inc., and Nash Finch Company have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine, creating a comprehensive portfolio of strong private brands. 

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Private Label Suppliers Could Gain Business

By Chris Freeman
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Private label manufacturers in the U.S. could have a major opportunity coming their way in the next two years, according to Planet Retail Retail Director Matthias Queck.


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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.

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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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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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