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Perfect Solutions for Imperfect Produce

We talk a lot about creating the perfect package in the private label industry, but when it comes to produce, the product itself often is the package.


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Discount Merger a Bargain?

The speculation is over. While talk of a takeover of discount retailer Family Dollar has been circulating for months, a merger has finally been revealed.


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Evolution of the Discount Channel

Savings and successful private label programs at discount retailers have shown a worthwhile value to many—paving the way for expansion in the discount channel in 2014.

Unlike many retail stores, brick-and-mortar shops in the discount channel have been able to successfully evolve during hard economic times—so much so, in fact, to the point that many of the discount retailers are announcing expansion in 2014.


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Family Dollar Executive Changes Keep DeBoer Leading Private Brands

As Family Dollar announced fiscal third quarter earnings this week, the company announced changes to its merchandising executive team as well.


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99 Cents Only Delays Filing, Announces Prelim Results

The fourth-largest dollar store chain in the U.S., 99 Cents Only, said last week that it would delay the filing of its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but did provide preliminary results for its fiscal 2013 campaign.


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PLMA Yearbook Shows Slower Growth In 2012

Private label growth slowed in 2012 but still outpaced national brands, according to Nielsen data compiled for the PLMA 2012 Private Label Yearbook.


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Family Dollar Talks Total Private Label Sales

Family Dollar ranked 30thon the PLB Top 35 list last year, with just shy of $1 billion in estimated private label sales in 2011.


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Dollar General To Alter Private Label SKU Count

Dollar General reported record sales for the first quarter of 2013, with same-store sales growing 2.6 percent and total sales up 8.5 percent to $4.2 billion. But CEO Rick Dreiling said a conscious shift by the dollar store chain to add national brand items in the end of 2012 and early in 2013 had an impact on margins. And it’s a trend that Dollar General will look to reverse the rest of the year.


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Dollar Tree Talks Front End Changes

After reporting another record first quarter, Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser discussed the changes the retailer has implemented in its front end and impulse sections after Easter.


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Family Dollar Private Label Consumables Sales Climb

Family Dollar Chief Financial Officer Mary Winston this week told an audience at the Barclay’s Americas Select Franchise Conference that private label and global sourcing were being used to drive gross margin at the dollar store chain.


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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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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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September 2014

The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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