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The June 2013 Issue of Private Label Buyer includes a cover story on the PLBuyer PLB 360 conference, as well as Category Insights on frozen food and meats and general merchandise. Check it out today!
For the second year in a row, the private label industry will gather in June in Chicago to talk, listen, and learn about the world they live in and the role private label is playing in a variety of ways.
From batteries to cleaning tools and soap dishes, private label household products continue to make inroads in the general merchandise sections of retailers across the country.
When you think of frozen private label food, images of a rushed dinner for a busy family or a single woman working late nights on a pinched budget might spring to mind. But this perception no longer holds true, as today’s private label frozen foods offer not just inspired culinary convenience, but upscale ingredients and packaging.
Breakfast foods are a $3.7 billion category with a 10.1 percent private label revenue share in 2011, up 0.1 percent from a year earlier, according to Nielsen records compiled for the 2012 PLMA Private Label Yearbook.
Over the course of a surprisingly rainy and overcast day in Henderson, Nev., a small group of retail buyers gathered in a room during the ECRM Private Brand Health and Beauty Care trade show to talk about their business.
In April, a new bill, known as the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, was introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). If the new federal bill is signed into law, suppliers and retailers would need to label when genetically modified ingredients are included in food products sold in America.
Although the breakfast cereal market maintains a strong perennial presence, sales have remained flat for years, and consumption continues to decline.
This month’s new food products include mini cheesecakes and pastries, microwavable rice, couscous, pickled garlic, barbecue sauces and rubs, salsa, jerky, and English toffee.
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