Category Review: Foot Care -- Increased Foot Traffic

Observers see somewhat of a “stampede” in the foot care aisle toward private label products.

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Category Review: Pasta & Rice -- A Comforting Commodity

As their budgets continue to be squeezed tighter, folks are spending less on restaurants and takeout and more on ingredients for making meals at home. And consumers have come to rely on the pasta and rice categories for their healthfulness, abundance, variety and value.

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A "Winn-ing" Strategy

Winn-Dixie is redesigning stores and its private label program to reclaim the title as one of the nation’s leading grocery retailers.

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Seidler Says ...

Lori  Seidler Associate Editor Take Only What You Need  As food costs continue to rise, retailers are pulling out all the stops in an effort to attract and
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Category Review: Pizza Products - Rollin' in the Dough

Pizza is an extremely flexible meal option - what other food item can be served hot or cold for dinner, lunch and breakfast? And the category performance numbers are a telling sign of pizza's popularity.   

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Special Report: Retail Executives of the Year

Star performers in the private label industry receive credit where credit is due.

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Category Review: Foils, Wraps and Storage - Keep it Fresh

A squeeze on consumers’ disposable income is helping to stimulate private label sales of foil, wraps and storage items, while product innovation also is helping to revitalize deflated segments.

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Trend Watch: Packaging Perspectives

Get Creative!

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Seidler Says ...

Retaining Trust in Retail

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A number of grocery and mass merchandise retailers have invaded the turf of traditional drugstores. This drug/grocery store convergence has caused a bit of an identity crisis for traditional drugstores as they search for new ways to expand their capabilities in an effort to differentiate and outperform grocery stores and each other.

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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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