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Warehouse/Club Update

The top three warehouse/club stores in the United States show varying degrees of private label strength as overall growth continues.

While some consumers might write off household shopping as one more errand to squeeze into their busy day, warehouse club stores thrive on offering their shoppers “the thrill of the hunt,” turning otherwise-routine shopping trips into treasure hunts for bulk bargains.


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PLMA's Store Brands Reality Trade Show Preview

PLMA's Store Brands Reality Trade Show will take place November 16–18 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

It’s that time of year again. No, not Thanksgiving—although the private label industry has much to give thanks for this year per Nielsen Company, which reports U.S. supermarket store brand unit market share has hit 23.4 percent, with dollar share now at 19.4 percent and total U.S. store brands sales surpassing $112 billion.


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Private Eye: Store Brand Household Sweep

Our secret shoppers compare Household Products at their local drug, mass merchandiser and grocery retailers.

Each month, PLBuyer sends its secret shoppers out to investigate the prices and promotions of several U.S. retailers and report how each store’s private label brands hold up.


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Category Insight: Pasta/Rice/Potatoes

With pasta and rice already in most pantries across America, the trick for private label is to develop sound strategies to make products stand out.

Stocked in cabinets and pantries across the country, dry goods, such as pasta and rice, are staple items in the American diet. Such high consumption leads consumers to seek out affordable options, which is where private label products step in and offer shoppers their desired savings.


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Spotlight Store Brands with Retail-Ready Packaging

PLBuyer interviewed Sergio Morales, director brand development, Georgia-Pacific Corrugated to explain how retail-ready packaging can help store brand products stand out. 


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Following The Buzz

Perfect Solutions for Imperfect Produce

We talk a lot about creating the perfect package in the private label industry, but when it comes to produce, the product itself often is the package.


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Nielsen Q&A: Increasing Store Brand Penetration Among Hispanics

Hispanics display the most positive attitudes toward store brands among U.S. ethnic groups. Nielsen shares insights on the Hispanic consumer with PLBuyer.


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Cosmopack Presents Italian Cosmetics Solutions

The COSMOPACK New York Symposium, organized by Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, presented Italian personal care and cosmetic supply chain solutions.


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Cosmopack Symposium Brings Italy’s Cosmetic Trends to the U.S.

A range of private label Italian beauty solutions, from packaging to cosmetics, will make their way to the U.S. next week when the “Cosmopack New York Symposium” debuts September 22-23 at the Trump Soho Hotel. 


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The Editors' Table: September 2014

I am not a soda drinker—unless, of course, I’m out of the country.


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November 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food product are bottles and hair care.

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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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