Articles by Jim Wisner

Take Two and 'Like' Me in the Morning

By Jim Wisner
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For most shoppers, a lot of the products they buy are choices—no one needs a pint of ice cream. However, when it comes to health care, many products fall under the scope of “needs.”


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What Digital Looks Like Overseas

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Everyone wants to know “what’s next.” When it comes to private label, you can usually look overseas for answers. This is particularly true for social and digital marketing, as retailers in Europe and elsewhere have begun to create new and innovative digital experiences for their shoppers.


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Making Store Brands 'Special'

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Why not have the best of both worlds?


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Omnichannel: The New Path to Purchase

Omnichannel poses multiple challenges—and significant opportunities for private label.
By Jim Wisner and Jon Wisner
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Omnichannel is one of the hottest topics in retail today. Econsultancy describes it as “an integrated sales experience that melds the advantages of physical stores with the information-rich experience of online shopping.”


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Focus on Digital: Madness Can Be a Sane Choice For Engaging Promotions

By Jim Wisner
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As we escape the cold, wintery doldrums of February, March brings the promise of spring, warmer weather and the unshakable grip of one of America’s greatest pastimes: the office March Madness pool.


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Focus on Digital: Why Store Brand Retail Should Go Mobile

By Jim Wisner
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Just when we thought we were beginning to understand the online retail experience, it is evolving again.


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Dawn of the Virtually Unlimited Package

By Jim Wisner
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Until recently, product packaging hadn’t really changed much. Some visual branding and information that described what you were buying was all that was fit to print.


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Where Technology Is Leading Private Label

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Bill Gates once said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.”


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Will We Burst the Store Brand Bubble?

By Jim Wisner
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Store brands have seen breathtaking growth in recent years. In 2012, sales surpassed $108 billion and unit share climbed over 21 percent, according to PLMA and Nielsen.


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Store Brand Tactics for Social Media

Store brand manufacturers are at a disadvantage in reaching the consumer. What to do?
By Jim Wisner
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 In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Procter & Gamble CEO A. G. Lafley said his company is now spending upward of 35% of its marketing budget on social and digital media—a whopping $1.5 billion!  


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August 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products are organic coffee, hatch green chili tzatziki, cultured soy, kernel cooking oils, snack seasoning, thin Swiss cheese, tea and lemonade blend, crispy fish shapes, mole rojo braising sauce, sausage & cheese pita pocket, and chicken club pizza.

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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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August 2014

The August 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on non-food grocery items, as well as category insights on store brand spreads, healthcare, and personal care. Check it out today!

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