Articles by Kathie Canning

Category Review: Pet Products -- Opportunity Barks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breakfast is out and kiddie refreshment is in.

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Organic Outlook: Tiny Tykes, Big Business

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

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

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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November 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food product are bottles and hair care.

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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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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