Articles by Jeff Banowetz

Category Review: Frozen Entrees

Entrée Sales Frozen In Time

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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

By Jeff Banowetz
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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

By Jeff Banowetz
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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

By Jeff Banowetz
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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

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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

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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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August 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products are organic coffee, hatch green chili tzatziki, cultured soy, kernel cooking oils, snack seasoning, thin Swiss cheese, tea and lemonade blend, crispy fish shapes, mole rojo braising sauce, sausage & cheese pita pocket, and chicken club pizza.

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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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August 2014

The August 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on non-food grocery items, as well as category insights on store brand spreads, healthcare, and personal care. Check it out today!

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