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April 2012

Volume: 26
Edition: 4
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Special Report

Cup of Convenience

By Lynn Celmer
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Private label is an opportunity area for convenience stores that are willing to make a commitment to executing the right strategy.
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Canned Fruit & Vegetables

Shelf Stable

By Jeff Banowetz
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While sales of fresh fruits and vegetables are on the rise, the canned varieties are relatively flat. The good news is that private label products have gained market share and found success by providing cost-conscious consumers with their pantry staples.
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Feminine Hygiene

Feminine Mystique

By Molly V. Strzelecki
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Private label has made inroads into the feminine hygiene category.
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Special Report

The Hot List

By Lynn Celmer
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Made up of non-food categories that saw dollar sales across food, drug and mass merchandise outlets (excluding Walmart) expand 10 percent or more during the 52 weeks ending Jan. 22, 2012, PLBuyer’s Hot List includes fewer categories than last year’s version (38 vs. 51).

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Tactics Watch - Pricing

Price Check

By Ed Finkel
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Here’s how to develop a pricing strategy for your private label products that reflects their value without leaving too much profit on the table.
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Merchandising Report: Dairy

Like No Udder

By Lynn Celmer
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Each month, PLBuyer brings you a different Merchandising Report, which will give you a snapshot of private label ads and key facts for a particular category or product segment.
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Lynn’s Lowdown

Well, Isn't That Convenient?

By Lynn Celmer
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This issue, the cover story focuses on what’s happening with private label at convenience stores.
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Thinking Inside the Box

The Time To Wow is Now

By Tom Stephens
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I was recently at the PLMA roundtable discussing new product development.

Not long ago, we had clients here in our home base of Toronto for a whole week doing workshops on NPD.
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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.


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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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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