Articles by Chris Freeman

Target Preparing Threshold Launch

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

As Target announced recently that it posted its 11thconsecutive quarter of positive same-store sales, it prepared analysts for the launch of its latest private brand, Threshold.


Read More

Ralcorp Pasta President Departing

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. announced that American Italian Pasta Company President Walter George will leave the company June 30 after the pasta business is moved into a single center-store private brand food business as part of a companywide restructuring.


Read More

Analyst Expects Strong Showing From Walmart

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

Planet Retail's Global Research Director Natalie Berg said in a preview of Walmart's second-quarter earnings release Thursday that the world's largest retailer was expected to continue to show growth in sales and earnings.


Read More

Premium Private Label On Canada's Horizon

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

A Euromonitor International analysis last month of the private label landscape in Canada found that premium and super-premium lines are expanding rapidly in the country and are expected to continue to blossom for the next two to three years.


Read More

Walmart Launches Premium PL Pet Food

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart announced this week that it would roll out its first ultra premium dry dog food brand in stores, Pure Balance.


Read More

Retailers, Suppliers Surveyed For PLMA Preview

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

As part of its coverage of the PLMA annual show in Chicago this November, PLBuyer  is asking retailers and suppliers to tell the magazine what it expects and hopes to see at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.


Read More

Accenture Lays Out Playbook To Beat Private Label

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

In a report based on its 2012 Store Brand Survey, released earlier this summer, New York, N.Y.-based market research group Accenture details the ways that consumer packaged goods companies can win their battles against private label products, a battle that Accenture’s survey showed was tipping in favor of retailers’ brands.


Read More

Dean Foods To Spin Off WhiteWave

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

Dallas, Texas-based Dean Foods said Tuesday that it planned to spin off its WhiteWave Foods division with an IPO scheduled for the New York Stock Exchange by the end of the year.


Read More

Exclusive: Winn-Dixie, Food Lion See Significant Decreases In PL Promotions

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

This week, eight out of the 15 retailers tracked by Chicago-based research firm Market Track exclusively for PLBuyer’s eReport saw decreases in their private label advertising when compared with the corresponding week last year.


Read More

CVS Says PL Penetration Steady In Quarter

By Chris Freeman
No Comments

CVS Chief Financial Officer Dave Denton told analysts on a conference call Tuesday that the drug chain’s private label penetration remained steady during a strong second quarter for the company.


Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

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.

Podcasts

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.

More Podcasts

Private Label Buyer Magazine

PLB September 2014 cover

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!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Private Label Segments

Which segment of private label will see the biggest growth over the next year?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

PLB Marketplace

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40pxgoogle+ icon 40px