Articles by Anne-Marie Kennedy

Eco-friendly Packaging: What does Green really mean?

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

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

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

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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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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