Articles by Kathie Canning

It's a Wrap!

This year’s winning packaging is not only extremely attractive, but also highly innovative and functional.

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Rite Time, Rite Pace

Although the timing and pace of Rite Aid’s acquisitions have been “rite on,” the company also owes much of its recent success to the timing and pace of its private label launches.

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Critical Resource

Diabetes Management -- Retailers that help consumers manage diabetes - by providing affordable testing products and targeted education programs - stand to reap big rewards.

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Editor's Insight

Down with Dysfunctional PackagingDo you remember your first encounter with a dysfunctional package? Perhaps the chip bag exploded as you attempted to gently pull the top edges apart. Or the
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Choose Your Categories Wisely

Trend Watch - Organic Outlook: A new report points to “rumblings of slowdowns” in certain organic categories.

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Easy To Swallow

Category Review: With the pursuit of health and wellness topping the agenda of many today’s consumers, it should come as no surprise that sales of vitamins and supplements are up overall.

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Set the Table for Growth

Category Review: In the disposable tableware category, today’s consumers are responding to two dynamics: environmental and economic.

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Hairy Situation?

Category Review: The competition is heating up in the shaving supplies category, but retailers still have a real opportunity to expand store brand market share.

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CSI: Convenience Scene Investigation - Private Label

The evidence is in - private label is undergoing an evolution in the convenience store channel.

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Category Review: Sauces and Marinades -- Perfect Partners

Whether teamed up with pasta, meat or seafood, today’s sauces and marinades add zing to everyday meals - and also can help build excitement within private label programs.

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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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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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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