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Store Brand Dairy Delights

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover new dairy details, pitting private label vs. national brands.
May 30, 2014

Private label dairy products like whole milk and natural shredded cheese remain behemoths of the industry, with options easily found in almost any store.


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Category Insight: Store Brand Coffee & Tea - Caffeinated Convenience

Single-cup coffee, refrigerated RTD drinks and instant tea are the buzz in caffeinated beverages.
May 29, 2014

If convenience is a primary theme of private label this year, coffee and tea could easily be main characters.


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Following The Buzz

Better Private Label Meal Planning

May 29, 2014

By the time you read this, I’ll be on maternity leave, a prospect that has left me looking for ways to expedite my shopping habits.


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Category Insights: Snacks

Store Brand Snack Culture

Store brand snacks like cookies and salty snacks are currently seeing growth through diversification.
May 1, 2014

While talk around better-for-you foods continues, a mix of healthy—and less-healthy—snacks is still popular in the snack category.


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Following The Buzz

Defaulting to National Brands

May 1, 2014

In the several years I’ve spent writing about store brand baby care products, I’ve gathered a stockpile of knowledge of the products available. I know what options exist from store to store, and I know that with a little bit of research and math I could easily find the cheapest diaper available.


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AWG Updates Clearly Organic Private Brand

April 29, 2014

Associated Wholesale Grocers has updated the package design for its Clearly Organic private brand of food and plans to add new products to the line. 


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TreeHouse Foods to Acquire Private Label Manufacturer Protenergy Natural Foods

April 21, 2014

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. will acquire Protenergy Natural Foods, a developer and manufacturer of private label broth, soups and gravies.


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Food Lion Engages Shoppers with Contests

April 21, 2014

Food Lion runs several contests, including one to find new names for its store brand soda flavors. 


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Kroger Issues Recall on Private Label Sorbet

April 15, 2014

Kroger has issued a recall on its Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet.


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Store Brands Growth Continues to Outpace National Brands

April 14, 2014

PLMA’s 2014 Annual Private Label Yearbook shows store brands have extended their multiyear period of growth, outpacing national brands in dollar and unit gains and setting new share records in all major U.S. retail channels. 


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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.

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.

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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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July 2014

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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