Articles by Rich Mitchell - Perishables Buyer

Future Bright In Private Label Perishables

By Rich Mitchell - Perishables Buyer
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The private label perishables arena is not so private anymore. With more retailers leveraging store brands as they seek to increase margins and differentiate their offerings from those of competitors, private label selections are becoming increasingly prominent in an expanding number of outlets.


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Retailer Profiles

A Local Connection

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Harris Teeter’s strategy for standing out centers on merchandising quality perishables from nearby suppliers. 


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Not Your Common Joe

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Trader Joe’s is seeking to standout in a crowded perishables landscape by merchandising a wide mix of high-quality selections. 


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Perishables Spotlight

Pizza Persists

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Despite sales declines, retailers are keeping pizza in the merchandising spotlight.


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A Big Impact

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Giant Food is a popular perishables destination, but the chain faces challenges in competing against the increasingly prominent specialty and price-oriented operators.
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An Attractive Alternative

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Costco Wholesale Corp. is enhancing its perishables to further spur grocery activity.
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A Texas Two-Step

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H.E. Butt Grocery Co. is leveraging price and freshness to lure shoppers to its H-E-B outlets.
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A Fresh Food Fanatic

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Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is mastering the merchandising of prepared foods.
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On Target

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Target Corp. is becoming a more active marketer of fresh foods. Analysts say the mass-merchandiser is headed in the right direction, but challenges to success remain.
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To Your Health

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Wellness-oriented shoppers are becoming a more potent buying power.  Experts describe how to best attract, and merchandise to, the sector.


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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.

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