Articles by Jamie Grill-Goodman

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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Target's Simply Balanced Store Brand in Made to Matter Collection

April 10, 2014

Target's Simply Balanced store brand is included in its “Made to Matter – Handpicked by Target” collection. 


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Rockline Industries Undergoes Expansion

April 8, 2014

Rockline Industries has acquired a nearly 240,000 square foot facility, on a 30-acre site, in Russellville, Ark. 


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Private Eye, Sauces: Store vs. National Brands

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover merchandising tactics related to private label sauces.
April 1, 2014

It seems private label sauce categories have plenty of room to grow. Meat sauce/marinade/glaze was up almost 15 percent to $41 million with only a 4 percent share, according to IRI data for the latest 52 weeks ending January 26, 2014.


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Category Insight: Store Brand Household Products

Private label trash bags and food storage bags see increased sales and a strong set of desired features.
April 1, 2014

While private label foil and plastic wrap have suffered sales losses as of late, food and trash bags have all seen respectable gains.


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Category Insight: Store Brand Candy Cravings

Private label candy and gum sales are up, offering opportunities for store branding in the checkout aisle.
April 1, 2014

Whether Easter excites you professionally over a spike in candy sales or you personally crave bunny-shaped sweets, April should be a good month for candy.


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Following The Buzz

Store Brand Promotions for Easter

April 1, 2014
With Easter approaching, egg sales are likely on many retailers’ minds.
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Walgreens Launches Private Brand Beauty Magazine

April 1, 2014

For $1.99, shoppers are now able to purchase a store brand beauty magazine, Discover Beauty Within, at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores.


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Wegmans Tops Consumer Reports Survey; Walmart Comes Last

March 28, 2014

What makes or breaks a supermarket for shoppers? Consumer Reports' latest survey reveals what shoppers hate.


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April 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food products include sunscreen bands, makeup remover, lip balm, jumbo cotton balls, healing ointment, and a shelf-management system for better merchandising.

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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April 2014

The April 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on Omnichannel, store brand sauces, and more. Check it out today!

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