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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!

The Retailer as Manufacturer

Retailers gain more control as they get more involved in the private label manufacturing process.

Retailers know a thing or two about control. While every product has a long and storied path from concept to creation, it all boils down to that “final moment of truth,” sitting on a retail shelf eagerly awaiting purchase.


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Consumers Clamor for Multipurpose Private Label Cleaners

Convenient store brand cleaners that "do-it-all" may win over consumers.

Today’s consumer continues to seek out convenient cleaning products that not only multitask, but provide quick cleanups, such as disposable wipes—while they continue to move away from products designed for labor-intensive cleaning


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Category Insights: Pizza

Private Label Pizza Trends

According to the June 2014 “Pizza—U.S.” report from Mintel, the overall retail pizza market is expected to experience flat sales between 2014 and 2019 due to an anticipated resurgence of visits to pizzerias, as well as carry-out and delivery, in the wake of the slowly recovering U.S. economy.


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PLMA 2014: Private Label's Big Show

PLMA's 2014 Show features Martha Stewart and more than 2,400 exhibit booths.

PLMA’s 2014 Store Brands Reality Trade Show, held November 16–18 at the Rosemont Convention Center outside of Chicago, is expected to boast more than 2,400 exhibit booths, over 5,000 buyers and visitors, and nearly 20,000 different private label products.


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New Products: November 2014

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.
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PLBuyer Index: Private Label Climbs

The Index makes positive moves, with Edible up—but Dairy and General Merchandise see a dip.

August’s 2014 4-week period closed on August 10, right as summer effectively ended for many families as their thoughts turned back to school.


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Private Eye: OTC/Healthcare

Our secret shoppers review OTC /Healthcare products at drug and mass merchandiser retailers and find significant savings.

Each month, PLBuyer sends its secret shoppers out to investigate the prices and promotions of several U.S. retailers and report back on how each store’s private label brands hold up.


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Following The Buzz

An Ode to Store Brands

As an editor, your career can sweep you from writing about one subject to the next in an instant’s notice.


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Focus on Digital

Will Online Ordering Finally Be a Big Deal?

If you read the trade news to see what’s trending in retailing around the world, “drive stores” have been all the rage, growing rapidly throughout Europe.


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In & Out of the Box

Trade Shows Coming to a City Near You

PLMA Chicago is this month. Shanghai is next month, and Amsterdam not far away, in May 2015.


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Take the Plunge: Fully Commit to Private Brands and Reap the Benefits

Commitment can be a sticking point when it comes to retailers and their private label brands.


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A Note from the Publisher

PLBuyer to Close at Year's End

BNP Media, the owner of PLBuyer, is discontinuing the operation of this brand and its monthly magazine, website and weekly eNewsletter at the end of this year.


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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.

Podcasts

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

PLB November 2014 cover

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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