Articles by Jim Wisner

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Digital Disconnect in Club Channel

More than any other channel, warehouse/club boils down to a clear “big 3” leaders. For each, their digital marketing strategies effectively handle the “blocking and tackling”—maintaining active social profiles with quality content and providing extras like mobile applications.


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Focus on Digital: Connecting With Convenience

In comparison to other retailers, C-stores have a unique set of challenges. Although the channel has grown over the last few years, it faces pressure from the low prices of dollar stores and the wider assortments of drug chains.


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Take Two and 'Like' Me in the Morning

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

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'

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.

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

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

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

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

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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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.

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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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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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