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PLBuyer's new blog will bring you the news, insights, and opinions about the private label industry that only the editors of PLBuyer can bring. Follow along and stay abreast of all the important moves in private label.

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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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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Walgreens Features Store Brands in Mom’s Cool Things

March 25, 2014

Walgreens has found an intriguing way to promote its store brands online with its new YouTube series. 


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Durham's New Book Showcases Best Private Brands

March 10, 2014

 Christopher Durham’s new book spotlighting the best private brands is a must-have reference for anyone in the private label business. 


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Loblaw's Joe Fresh to Expand Globally

February 21, 2014

The affordable fashion brand,Joe Fresh, owned by Canadian grocer Loblaw Cos., has announced its plans for global expansion. 

 


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Three Tips for Storm Stock-Up Madness

February 12, 2014

Three tips for retailers to prep for the snow and promote their store brands.


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Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale—King of Private Label Beer

December 17, 2013

I love winter for many reasons, but as a devoted follower of the “better beer” scene, a key highlight is the annual release of Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale. This is private label done extremely well.


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PLMA's Private Label Show Comes to a Close

November 20, 2013

PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Trade Show was the biggest yet, buzzing with visitors and exhibitors reinforcing a lot of the trends we’ve all heard about throughout the year.

 


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PLMA 2013—A Private Label Powerhouse

November 19, 2013

 I’ve been gathering copious amounts of information, refining my takes on trends and soaking up as much as I can from the collective powerhouse of private label during PLMA 2013. 


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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.

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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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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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