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The Editors' Table: September 2014

By Jamie Grill-Goodman and Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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I am not a soda drinker—unless, of course, I’m out of the country.


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The Editors' Table

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Years ago, the first time my wife offered me a peanut-butter-filled pretzel from Trader Joe’s, I initially hesitated… I love peanut butter, and I love pretzels, but together?


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Retailer of the Year: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods, the 2014 PLBuyer Retailer of the Year, continues to make unprecedented moves in its private labels and overall branding, fueling growth.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Whole Foods Market might only currently sit at No. 30 on the PLBuyer Top 35 Private Label Retailers list, but this landmark retailer continues to make moves that will add significant momentum to its business—most notably in the areas of private label and overall retailer branding.


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PLBuyer Names Whole Foods 2014 Retailer of the Year

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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PLBuyer, the authority on private label business, has named Whole Foods Market its 2014 Retailer of the Year.


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Whole Foods Market's Store Brand Giveaways

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Today, to celebrate the opening of its 365th store in Port Chester, New York, Whole Foods Market is giving away thousands of products from its award-winning 365 Everyday Value store brand line. 


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Whole Foods Barks About Whole Paws

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Whole Foods Market has shed some light on its new private label Whole Paws pet food brand on its Whole Story blog. 


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A Whole Foods Store Brand Cost Comparison

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The announcement that Whole Foods is planning a store for one of the poorest neighborhoods in Chicago catalyzed a cost-comparison exercise between store brand products at Whole Foods and other grocers.


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Private Eye: Deli

Differences in the Deli Aisle

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in deli foods.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Deli products were a $7.8 billion category in 2011, with private label holding a 28.2 percent dollar share, up 1.2 percent from a year earlier, according to Nielsen records compiled for the 2012 PLMA Private Label Yearbook.


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Whole Opens Midtown Store Featuring Detroit’s Own Brands

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Whole Foods Market opened an urban store in Detroit today, the first to open in city limits. Heavily centered around the community, the store features local design elements and a mix of local products and private labels.


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Cover Story: Private Label Deli

Expanding Our Deli Horizons

Retailers bring sophistication to private label offerings, making deli departments into a destination.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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For an increasing range of food-savvy consumers, the days of approaching the supermarket deli with a mindset of simply “1 pound of sliced ham, 1 pound of sliced turkey, half-pound of sliced American cheese, 1 pound of potato salad” have started drifting into mere memory.


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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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