Steve Pankow

Steve Pankow is executive vice president of sales and marketing at Associated Hygienic Products, Duluth, Ga.


Guest Column

Guest columnist Steve Pankow discusses the benefits of participating in industry share groups.

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Guest Column

With the economy in a state of serious uncertainty, more consumers are searching for ways to stretch every dollar. This has created corporate brand opportunities not seen in times of greater prosperity and confidence.

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Tribute To A Merchant

Vern Brunner, former EVP of marketing for Walgreens drugstores, was a great leader, a tough negotiator, a good listener, a creative thinker and a skilled merchant -- and much more to Steve Pankow and his company.

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Back Page

A Good Idea: Have a PointNot a day goes by when we don’t need to communicate with someone about something. Communication is an extremely important skill, but it is seldom
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Balancing Your Wheels

In life and career, a balanced approach is the key to success.

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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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