Articles by Kathie Canning

Category Review: Pet Products -- Opportunity Barks

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In 2007, U.S. pet owners spent $41.2 billion on their pets, the American Pet Products Association says, and will spend an estimated $43.4 billion on them in 2008.

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Out with the Bad

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Both the natural and organic segments have enjoyed a multi-year run of very impressive growth. But can such strong growth continue in today’s economically trying environment?


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Editor's Insight

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Does Ethical Leadership Pay? Back in June, the Ethisphere Institute, a New York-based “think-tank,” released its second annual list of the “world’s most ethical companies.” The institute took a look
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Looking to Lead

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With a consolidated three-tier store brand program, augmented by new “mega brands,” Supervalu is aiming to become the industry’s private label leader.

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Editor's Insight

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We Are What We're ToldMy husband, three children and I recently returned from a thoroughly enjoyable vacation in Northwest Montana. Our primary destination, Glacier National Park, seemed like a little
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Category Review: Frozen Meals -- Time for a Change

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A value proposition in line with current trends could be just the ticket to success.

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Category Review: Drink Mixes -- Sugar Shake-Off

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Breakfast is out and kiddie refreshment is in.

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Organic Outlook: Tiny Tykes, Big Business

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Organic products for children continue to be among the fastest-growing segments within the organic industry.

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Transport's Brave New World

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With fuel costs skyrocketing and inflation rearing its ugly head, companies need to rethink business as usual.


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Category Review: Cleaning Aids -- Clean Sweep

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Although recent store brand performance varies among the different cleaning aids categories, the right strategy here can strengthen growth opportunities going forward. And retailers would be wise to include green initiatives within such a strategy -- especially for cleaning wipes, paper towels and other cleaning aids that add to the nation’s trash-load.


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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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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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