The PL Buyer Magazine Podcasts

Newsmakers and industry leaders discuss the hot topics of the day in the private label industry in the PLBuyer Podcast.

Nutrition Keys Press Conference - January 26, 2011

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Duration 35 minutes
Listen to officials from the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association as they discuss the new Nutrition Keys system of front-of-package labeling. PLBuyer was at this press conference at FMI's Midwinter Executive Conference to cover the latest developments in front-of-packaging labeling. PLBuyer will be reporting more on front-of-packaging labeling and private label in its March issue.

PLMA Show Preview: Frozen Specialties, Ricardo "Ric" Alvarez - November 9, 2010

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Duration 7 minutes
When it comes to frozen pizza and pizza bites, consumers are searching for convenience, quality and value, says Ricardo "Ric" Alvarez, president and CEO of Frozen Specialties. Look for new flavors, new ingredients and new packaging improvements from Frozen Specialties.

PLMA Show Preview: Cliffstar, Matt Walker - November 5, 2010

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Duration 10 minutes
Private label manufacturers will increasingly become strategic partners for retailers, providing them with valuable category analysis, predicts Matt Walker, director of marketing with private label beverage maker Cliffstar. Cliffstar, the nation's leading manufacturer of private label juices, was recently acquired by Cott Corp., the nation's leading manufacturer of private label carbonated soft drinks.

PLMA Show Preview: Cuisine Solutions, Brian Molegraaf - October 28, 2010

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Duration 7 minutes
Brian Molegraaf, national accounts manager for retail brands development, from cuisine solutions, talks about private label moving upscale as it spreads throughout the food store. Founded in 1990, Cuisine Solutions is the worldwide leader in the sous-vide cooking technique. The company prides itself in the expert development and manufacturing of premium, fully-cooked fresh and frozen food.

"Targeting the New Consumer": A Private Conversation with ... Thom Blischok, President, Strategy and Global Innovation, SymphonyIRI Group - July 6, 2010

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Duration 14 minutes
Listen to widely known private label expert Thom Blischok as he discusses what's ahead in the world of private label. Is there a new consumer out there? And what should private label retailers know about the consumer? Blischok tells you how the shopper has changed dramatically.

"Looking to the Future": A Private Conversation with ... Pat Walsh, Vice President of Industry Relations, Education and Research with the Food Marketing Institute - July 6, 2010

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Duration 19 minutes
What's the growth outlook for private label? And what should retailers do to continue capturing their piece of the private label pie? Walsh tells you as he looks ahead to the future of private brands. Listen as he shares his insights as well as insights from the recent FMI Private Brands Summit.

"A Discounter Discussion": A Private Conversation with ... Natalie Berg, Research Director, Planet Retail - June 15, 2010

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Duration 4 minutes
Natalie Berg, research director at London-based consultancy Planet Retail, discusses the European discount market and what North American discounters can learn from their European counterparts.

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