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Boon for Business

May 20, 2010
Somewhere along the line, people have come to equate sustainability solely with environmental responsibility. But sustainability goes well beyond green initiatives.
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When the Chips Aren't Down

May 20, 2010
Today’s consumers refuse to allow a little thing like a down economy hinder their right to crunch. To satisfy their salty snack cravings and still stay within budget, hungry consumers increasingly are opting for store-bought salty snack fare to replace restaurant favorites such as chips and salsa. They also are choosing wallet-friendly store brands more often, according to data from Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group Inc.
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They Make House Calls

May 20, 2010
The average life expectancy in the United States long has been on the upswing, increasing from 70.8 in 1970 to a projected 78.3 for 2010. And with that rise in life expectancy comes an increase in age-related chronic conditions. Factor in the high cost of medical office visits, and it’s easy to see why home health care products have become big business in the United States. 
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Beyond the Basics

April 14, 2010
Thanks to its ability to multi-task, as well as its availability in a mind-boggling array of tasty varieties and formats, cheese continues to be a food favorite among consumers.
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A Can-Do Attitude

April 14, 2010
Despite the good news of an economic recovery on the horizon, many consumers continue to hold back on spending when it comes to what they eat - and are cooking at home more often. Thankfully, canned foods offer the value and shelf-stability these consumers are looking for during these rough times.
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Nothing to Sneeze At

March 12, 2010
A name brand just doesn’t carry the clout it used to in the cough and cold remedies sector. Today’s economically trying times - in combination with consumers’ growing level of trust in the safety and effectiveness of retailer’s over-the-counter offerings - mean Susie Shopper increasingly is willing to soothe her sniffles with a private label remedy.
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Makings of a Maverick

March 12, 2010
A unique mix of store formats - and a massive consolidation, rebranding and redesign project on the private brand side - make Smart & Final Stores LLC a nonconformist when it comes to food retailing.

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Courting the Cup

March 12, 2010
The economic strife of the past two years forced coffee behemoth Starbucks to close hundreds of underperforming stores, as countless U.S. coffee connoisseurs opted to pinch pennies by honing their home brewing skills. But Starbucks’ misfortunes have spelled opportunity for retailers.
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A Wellness State of Mind

March 12, 2010
We all know that food and water are necessary to sustain life - but some foods and beverages can do much more than sustain life and prevent nutrient deficiencies. Dubbed “functional” foods and beverages, these products serve up ingredients that provide additional health benefits such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer.
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One of a Kind

January 14, 2010
Although you’ll still find a slew of national-brand-equivalent products on retailers’ shelves, today’s store brands are implementing a major reroute of their road to success. And that new route is leading retailers into an exciting new territory - private label programs that set them apart from the national brands and retail competitors, in areas ranging from strategy and product development to packaging and marketing.
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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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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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July 2014

The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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