Articles by Anne-Marie Kennedy

Eco-friendly Packaging: What does Green really mean?

By Anne-Marie Kennedy
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Riddle me this retailers and your private label suppliers - consumers are coming to expect sustainable and eco-friendly packaging when they shop for food and household products, yet no universally accepted definition exists for what sustainable means, although there are definitions out there (see table, page 61). Indeed, consumers themselves have fallen into a green gap of not knowing what’s recyclable and what’s not.

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Everyday Gourmet

By Anne-Marie Kennedy
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You might think the recession’s impact would dramatically affect a vulnerable category such as gourmet and specialty foods, complete with plummeting sales and disappearing consumers abandoning their favorite premium-positioned specialties. But the reality is quite different, actually.
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Pie In the Sky

By Anne-Marie Kennedy
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Compared to the gangbuster growth experienced by private label frozen and refrigerated pizza over the last couple of years, this year’s growth has slowed somewhat, but could still be described as “steady.” And in some cases, private label growth significantly outpaced the overall category.
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Special Report: Beyond National Brand Equivalent

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Retailers are capitalizing on their carefully built brand equity and customer loyalty to make their private label offerings the first choice for consumers.

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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.


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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