Articles by Chris Freeman

Walmart Promotions Up In 2013

Heading into the holiday weekend, a majority of retailers studied by Chicago-based research firm Market Track exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport cut back on private label promotions from the same time a year ago.


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Exclusive: OfficeMax Details Latest Private Brand Plans

This week, OfficeMax announced it would expand its private label line of writing products by 75 percent. The changes come nine months after a refresh to its premium brands, TUL and DiVOGA.


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NACS Report Shows Industry Growth In 2012

The latest annual report from the National Association of Convenience Stores shows record sales again in 2012, driven by increases in fuel and in-store sales.


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99 Cents Only Delays Filing, Announces Prelim Results

The fourth-largest dollar store chain in the U.S., 99 Cents Only, said last week that it would delay the filing of its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but did provide preliminary results for its fiscal 2013 campaign.


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Nutri-Force Earns Chamber Award

Nutri-Force Nutrition, a manufacturer of nutraceuticals, vitamins, and nutritional supplements in the private label industry has received the 2013 Good to Great Award in the Healthcare category from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.


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OfficeMax Adds To Private Brand Line

OfficeMax announced Monday that it would expand its private label writing products line by 75 percent, adding new pens, highlighters, mechanical pencils and markers.


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ConAgra Gets Private Brands Leader After Ralcorp Integration

As part of its continuing integration of Ralcorp, ConAgra said Thursday that it would move to three financial reporting segments in fiscal 2014 – Private Brands, Foodservice and Consumer Foods.


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PLMA Yearbook Shows Slower Growth In 2012

Private label growth slowed in 2012 but still outpaced national brands, according to Nielsen data compiled for the PLMA 2012 Private Label Yearbook.


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7-Eleven Brings Dollar Deals On Iced Coffee

Chillers Iced Coffee drinks at 7-Eleven will be featured in weekly promotions this summer, the retailer announced, with medium sized drinks $1 every Wednesday until Labor Day.


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More Retailers Push Private Label Promotions

Two-thirds of retailers followed by Chicago-based market research firm Market Track increased private label promotions last week from a year earlier, according to an exclusive report for PLBuyer’s eReport.


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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.

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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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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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