Category Review: Frozen Entrees

Entrée Sales Frozen In Time

After three years of decline, sales of frozen entrées are expected to remain flat this year. Although the category struggles to grow, niche companies and ethnic categories provide some optimism for private label.

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Category Review - Pasta

Pasta Perceptions

While a tough economy traditionally means good things for the affordable pasta category, that hasn’t been the case the past few years. But good things could be on the horizon.

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Category Review: Cookies & Crackers

Crunch Time

After making inroads during the recession, private label producers of cookies and crackers look to hold their position.

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Canned Fruit & Vegetables

Shelf Stable

While sales of fresh fruits and vegetables are on the rise, the canned varieties are relatively flat. The good news is that private label products have gained market share and found success by providing cost-conscious consumers with their pantry staples.
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Just desserts

Most of the economic news you hear is bad: Unemployment is high, the country’s debt continues to climb and the housing market struggles to recover. At least we’ve got our cheesecake.

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Category review: Rolling in dough

Calling something white bread has been an insult for decades. It became synonymous with something that’s bland and uncreative. America finally has taken the hint.
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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.


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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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