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The September 2012 Issue of Private Label Buyer
Cover Story - Dollar Store Report

Ringing Up The Sales

Consumables, Private Label Drive Dollar Channel Growth
By Chris Freeman
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As the U.S. economy plunged into recession in 2008 and consumers began looking for value offerings in different retail areas, a renaissance in the dollar store channel already was under way.

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Category Review - Antibacterial Products

Nothing to Sneeze At

Seasonal Opportunities Available For Antibacterial Private Label Products
By Delia Flores
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It once seemed unlikely that anything would stop the antibacterial household products juggernaut.
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Category Review - Packaged Meat

Where's The Beef?

By Ed Finkel
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Packaged meats need fresher ideas to thrive.
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A Walk Down the Aisle - Breakfast

Breakfast of Champions

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The breakfast aisle seems to offer consumers quite a bit of choices when it comes to private label these days. Read what else our secret shoppers found that can help you sell more PL breakfast items.
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Private Eye

Corner Office Perspective

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Longo's Koss says differentiation is imperative today.
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Special Report - Supervalu

Can Essential Everyday Carry The Torch For Supervalu?

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The flagship private brand for Supervalu will double in product size by the end of fiscal 2013. Will it be enough for the struggling retailer?
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Merchandising Report - Pet Products

Taking Care Of The Family Pets

By Chris Freeman
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This issue looks at what is happening in pet products.
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Lynn's Lowdown

Quality Time

By Lynn Celmer
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How many times have we seen articles or sat through presentations about how important it is for retailers to work with private label suppliers to ensure product quality? More than a few.
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Thinking Inside the Box

Change In Season Means Change In Merchandising

By Tom Stephens
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Fall/winter is coming in the Northern Hemisphere and spring/summer in the Southern Hemisphere. This means a change in season and a change in merchandising.
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Catching Up With Chris

Time Running Out On Future Of Supervalu

By Chris Freeman
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It’s an interesting coincidence that there will be plenty of ink in this month’s magazine devoted to the success of dollar stores and their private label programs and the struggles of Supervalu.
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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.


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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