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Private Eye - Beverages

Private Label Pick-me-ups

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening with beverages in both ready-to-drink and ready-to-brew products.

Both ready-to-brew and ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages are popular among consumers.

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TreeHouse Foods to Acquire Associated Brands

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. announced Friday it has entered into an agreement with TorQuest Partners LLC and other shareholders to acquire Associated Brands GP Corporation (Associated Brands), a leading private label manufacturer of powdered drinks, specialty teas and sweeteners. 

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7-Eleven Brings Dollar Deals On Iced Coffee

Chillers Iced Coffee drinks at 7-Eleven will be featured in weekly promotions this summer, the retailer announced, with medium sized drinks $1 every Wednesday until Labor Day.

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Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

Kroger Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer is lactose free and has a rich holiday flavor.

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Convenience Store Wawa Launches Single Cup Coffee

Wawa Inc. is bringing private label single-serve coffee to its 604 convenience stores in the East.

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Kroger Extends Private Label To Single-Serve Coffee

In announcing the company’s second-quarter earnings Friday, Kroger President and Chief Operating Officer Rodney McMullen said the grocer would launch a line of Private Selection single-serve coffee pods beginning next week.

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Hazelnut Cream Decaffeinated Coffee

The Fresh Market Tastes Of Temptation Hazelnut Cream Decaffeinated Coffee is said to be buttery and sweet with a rich hazelnut flavor.

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Category Review: Coffee & Tea

Beans or Leaves

U.S. coffee and tea drinkers continue to look for convenience, variety and varying jolts of caffeine.

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Single-Cup Coffee To Get Private Label Treatment

A spokesman for Cincinnati-based Kroger told Reuters that it planned to launch private label single-serve coffee pods later this year for the Keurig brewers, setting off a firestorm of talk about private label entry into the single-cup coffee market.

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Prices are Perking Up

Coffee prices are rising but the good news is that consumers still seem willing to pay for their cup o’ Joe.
The good news for coffee is that despite a turbulent economy and fragile personal budgets, coffee consumption has remained steady in recent years. A report from Mintel International Group, Ltd., Chicago, Coffee – U.S. – September 2010 notes that the resiliency of the market and its ability to endure tough recessionary pressures has allowed many brands to drive sales growth with moderate price premiums. Mintel’s report forecasts the coffee market to grow steadily at a 4 to 4.5 percent pace over the next five years.

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May 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include freekah, Iceade beverage, snacks, pies, white chocolate, lobster bisque, artichokes, ground coffee, breakfast sandwiches, bread, baby food, water, and cashews.



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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.


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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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