Articles by Chris Freeman

Family Dollar Executive Changes Keep DeBoer Leading Private Brands

July 11, 2013

As Family Dollar announced fiscal third quarter earnings this week, the company announced changes to its merchandising executive team as well.


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Topco Names Greenwald CIO

July 11, 2013

Topco Associates said Thursday that it named Shawn Greenwald the senior vice president and chief information officer for the company.


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Publix Pushes Private Label For Holidays

July 10, 2013

Publix did an about face in private label promotions for the Fourth of July holiday this year, according to an exclusive study for PLBuyer’s eReport from Chicago-based Market Track Inc.


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PLBuyer Index Continues Climb

July 10, 2013

Private label sales for the four weeks ending June 16 continued their steady progression up, even as they remain behind sales a year earlier, according to the PLBuyer Index, presented by IRI and Retail Systems Research.


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De Paoli Takes Reins At Ahold USA

July 9, 2013

If Ahold USA is to forge a path to 40 percent private label penetration by 2016, it will do so with a new leader involved.


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Update: Kroger Buys Harris Teeter, Touts Private Label Lessons To Learn

July 9, 2013

Kroger announced Tuesday that it would buy Harris Teeter in an all-cash deal for about $2.5 billion and immediately said that it planned to keep the Harris Teeter banner and learn from its strong private label program.


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PLBuyer Index

PLBuyer Unveils First Monthly Industry Index

Inaugural report shows sales down from last year, but growing through first part of 2013.
July 3, 2013

Last summer, the publisher of PLBuyer, Todd Tamcsin, and I were kicking around ideas for ways we could push the industry forward. We knew we were the home for the best insights and news in private label, but we thought there might be something more we could do.


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Category Insights: Condiments, Spreads and Sauces

Expanded Flavors, Healthier Versions To Drive Future Sales

Condiments, sauces and spreads expected to gain share slowly as consumers seek new and different tastes.
July 3, 2013

Condiment sales have grown steadily over the past five years, and private label suppliers say the continued success of sales will be in expanded flavor profiles and healthier ingredients.


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Focus on Merchandising: ECRM Insights

Price Savings Help, But Quality Also Drives Spring Sales

July 3, 2013

Spring sales of private label deli and frozen items were up this year from the same time in 2012. According to the most recent data from IRI, sales in both categories showed strong private label gains as share rose between 2 percent and 5 percent in each category from the previous year.


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Focus On International - Middle East

Private Label Growing In Sales, Stature In Middle East

On the heels of the global recession, retailers make investments in private label quality that are beginning to pay off in the region.
July 3, 2013

After a period of economic struggles and social upheaval, the landscape for private label in the Middle East has not changed much according to analysts in and around the region.


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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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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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The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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