Articles by John N. Frank

Consumers increasingly shop for specific retailer private labels

May 31, 2012
U.S. shoppers increasingly are likely to visit a food retailer specifically for its private label products, according to results of a new survey done in November, 2011, exclusively for PLBuyer by Consumer Science, a Dallas/Fort Worth-based research firm.
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What to expect at 2011 PLMA show

March 30, 2012
Douglas Merrill, a former chief information officer and vice president with search giant Google, and Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst with food research firm NPD Group, will deliver keynote addresses at this year’s Private Label Manufacturers Association show in Chicago Nov. 13 through Nov. 15.

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Consumers are noticing more ethnic PL items on shelf

March 30, 2012
Younger consumers are more likely to be buyers of ethnic private label foods than are those over 34 years of age, according to exclusive research done for PLBuyer by research firm Consumer Science.

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Frankly Speaking: New awards, expanded PLMA preview, new top 35

March 30, 2012
As we were finishing this issue for you, we at PLBuyer also were preparing to host our all-new PLBuyer Design Excellence Awards for private label packaging.

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Walk Down the Aisle: It's in the bag

March 29, 2012
PLBuyer secret shoppers sent to four stores across the country in late summer found more private label produce offerings than they did branded produce.

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The package is the message

March 29, 2012
PLBuyer this year assembled an all-star panel of private label designers to judge its Design Excellence Awards for private label packaging. While judging, our panelists spent some time discussing significant developments in private label packaging.

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South of the border

March 29, 2012
Ask the experts about the state of private label in Latin America and what you’ll hear will sound much like what you might have heard in the United States 30 years ago.

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PLMA show preview

March 29, 2012
Here's what PLMA speakers will be sayingPLBuyer contacted speakers scheduled to appear at this year’s PLMA Trade Show Nov. 13-15 to bring you previews of what they’ll be discussing. Here’s
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Winn-Dixie comes out fighting

March 29, 2012
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. has been knocked down, business-wise, more times than a punch-drunk club fighter.

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Frankly Speaking: Let the (PLMA) show begin! And party with us!

March 29, 2012
This issue of PLBuyer is being distributed at the annual PLMA trade show Nov. 13-15, so it’s likely many of you will be reading this at the show. Welcome to Chicago, our magazine’s home base.

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