Articles by Tom Stephens

Thinking Inside the Box

It's a New YearWhether it will be happy remains to be seen, but my guess is that this year will be more challenging than happy and tougher than we would
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Thinking Inside the Box

Chicago Time Again“It’s no surprise that Chicago has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether you’re looking for your
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Thinking Inside the Box

How Will You Vote?All of North America is immersed in elections right now, with both Canada and the United States going to the polls in quarter four of this year.
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Thinking Inside the Box

Wow Them, Keep ThemThe media keep telling us that consumers are “trading down” to private label. I would rather they used the term “discovering the incredible value private label offers,”
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Thinking Inside the Box

Dollars and Sense!Private label is a great way to improve your position and that of your time- and cash-strapped consumer - but it takes strategic thinking. In North America, we
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Thinking Inside the Box

Tale of the Tape  If the headline brings to mind a boxing metaphor, think again. This tape is not the one around the arms of a champion, but rather the
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Thinking Inside the Box

What Do You Stand For?  As we enter a downturn in the economy, it’s time to evaluate our private label go-to-market strategies and what we’re doing to help our customers.
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Thinking Inside the Box

Service: An ace or a double Fault?

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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.

Podcasts

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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