Articles by Lynn Celmer

Lynn's Lowdown

Well, Isn't That Convenient?

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The convenience store industry is a highly-competitive, multi-billion dollar industry. C-stores are competing against anyone that is a convenient retailer and that is to say everyone.
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Special Report

Cup of Convenience

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Private label is an opportunity area for convenience stores that are willing to make a commitment to executing the right strategy.
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The Hot List

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Made up of non-food categories that saw dollar sales across food, drug and mass merchandise outlets (excluding Walmart) expand 10 percent or more during the 52 weeks ending Jan. 22, 2012, PLBuyer’s Hot List includes fewer categories than last year’s version (38 vs. 51).


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Lynn’s Lowdown

Well, Isn't That Convenient?

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This issue, the cover story focuses on what’s happening with private label at convenience stores.
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Merchandising Report: Dairy

Like No Udder

By Lynn Celmer
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Each month, PLBuyer brings you a different Merchandising Report, which will give you a snapshot of private label ads and key facts for a particular category or product segment.
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Lynn's Lowdown: A little goes a long way

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On several occasions here at PLBuyer, including in the February 2011 issue, we have talked about retailers remodeling stores to keep shoppers coming back to buy their private label products. So I thought it was interesting that on a recent trip to Florida, I came across a very small and retro looking Winn-Dixie store.

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Design Excellence Awards

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After much deliberation, our panel of private label design stars have voted on the finalists for PLBuyer’s all-new Design Excellence Awards!

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C'est si Bon

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Consumers across Europe are shopping smarter when it comes to the products they buy. And retailers are responding with expanding private label programs that go beyond price to include innovative new products and greater value.

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Lynn's Lowdown: Bug me not

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As I was preparing to attend PLMA’s 2011 private label trade show in November in Chicago, something struck me as very interesting.

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Private Eye: Yesterday, private label was such an easy game to play

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Is the good, better, best approach passé? For years, retailers have followed the three-tier model for their private label programs, but Jonathan Sands, chairman of UK-based brand design consulting firm Elmwood, tells PLBuyer Managing Editor Lynn Celmer that it’s time for a change.

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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.

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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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