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No Kidding Around

November 24, 2010
A recent report from Rockville, Md.-based Packaged Facts estimates U.S. parents spend a whopping $123 billion on food, clothing, personal care products and other items for their 3- to 11-year-old children, a growing segment of the population expected to surpass 37.5 million by 2012. 
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SPECIAL REPORT: NATURAL AND ORGANICS

November 1, 2010
Although some predicted the Great Recession would bring organic sales growth to a grinding halt, the segment not only survived, it thrived. Dollar sales of organic foods and beverages in natural and conventional supermarkets combined expanded 4.2 percent to $6.05 billion during the 52 weeks ended June 12 - significantly outperforming the marketplace as a whole, according to figures from SPINS, a Schaumburg, Ill.-based market research and consulting firm for the natural products industry.

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Private Label Pads Its Share

July 2, 2010
The latest sales figures from Chicago-based market research firm SymphonyIRI Group include both good news and bad news for retailers of feminine hygiene products.
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Hot Shots

May 20, 2010
Made up of food and beverage categories that saw dollar sales across food, drug and mass merchandise outlets (excluding Walmart) expand 10 percent or more during the 52 weeks ending Jan. 24, the 2010 Private Label Hot List actually includes fewer categories than last year’s version (126 vs. 146).
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Non-Foods Heat Up

April 16, 2010
Despite the fact that the Great Recession stretched into a second year in 2009, food manufacturers were delighted to report that dollar sales actually edged up a few points over the 52 weeks ending Nov. 29, as cash-strapped consumers opted to cook for themselves at home rather than eat out. Unfortunately, reports Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI), the gains did not extend to non-foods.
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It's Not Easy Being Green

November 30, 2009
Despite the poor economy, many consumers are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products. But according to recent data, more than a quarter of U.S. consumers do not buy green products because such products are not available where they shop.
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Back In the Spotlight

October 28, 2009
A new Times & Trends report from Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI) indicates that, after falling for several years in the wake of clean-store policies, merchandising activity is once again on the rise, and declines in grocery displays are slowing as retailers seek new ways to communicate value to increasingly price-conscious consumers.
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Store Brands Save the Day

September 25, 2009
After posting double-digit gains during each of the past five years, the organic segment appears to have run out of steam, thanks to an economic downturn that left even eco-conscious consumers short on cash.
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Trend Watch: A Headache in the Making

September 25, 2009
FDA recently finalized new regulations that require labels for OTC analgesics to include additional safety information. But a new set of recommendations surrounding the sale of acetaminophen is likely to have much more serious implications for the industry.

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Barking Up the Right Tree

July 16, 2009
There might be no such thing as a truly “recession-proof” category. But pet food comes pretty close.
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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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