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January 2013

The January 2013 Issue of Private Label Buyer includes the Retailer of the Year, as well as Category Updates on alcoholic beverages and butter, eggs, and dairy products. Check it out today!

Retailer of the Year

On Top Of Their Game

January 17, 2013

The second-largest private label retailer in North America is the 2013 PLBuyer Retailer of the Year, the second time in eight years that Kroger has won the award.

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Category Review: Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic Beverages Get Crafty

Craft beer and sweet varietals carve a new path in private label wine and beer.
January 15, 2013

Private label beer was on pace to achieve a second consecutive record sales year, according to data from Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group in a report titled “2012 Mid-Year Beer Category & Craft Segment Review.”

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Category Insights: Butter, Eggs, and More Dairy

Stalwarts Of Private Label Success

January 15, 2013

Eggs, butter and yogurt continuing to hold or gain in share and sales against national brands.

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Special Report PLMA Show: Sky Hall Debuts

PLMA Looks Skyward

PLBuyer hits the floor to get reactions on the new Sky Hall at PLMA's 2012 Private Label Trade Show.
January 15, 2013

Exhibitors and attendees of PLMA’s 2012 Private Label Trade Show may have found themselves looking upward for inspiration this year: Upstairs to the new Sky Hall exhibit area, that is.

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Meet The New 900-Pound Gorilla

January 17, 2013

ConAgra purchase of Ralcorp would create largest private label food manufacturer in North America.

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Consumer Survey

Shoppers Say Quality Better, Buying Habits Will Remain

January 17, 2013

Benchmark survey shows private label expected to hold share even if economy improves in 2013.

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Special Report PLMA Show: In Review

Eating Up New Views At PLMA Show

January 15, 2013

Healthy living was central theme on show floor.

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Total Store Expo - Focus on Chain Drug Stores

Expo to Start New Kinds of Conversations

January 15, 2013

NACDS launches new conference to expand reach to whole store effort.

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Private Eye - Bakery

What's Baking in the Bread Aisle

January 15, 2013

Our secret shoppers head to the bread section of their local grocers to find out what’s happening in bakery products.

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Following The Buzz

Creating Customer Engagement

January 15, 2013

As I write this the holidays are in full swing, which gets me thinking about cookies, holiday decorations, hot chocolate … and contests – specifically the contests retailers are running this holiday season. Not surprisingly, many are using social media.

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Thinking Inside the Box

January is Time for Regrets and Resolutions

January 15, 2013

So we all (or most of us) ate too much. We certainly celebrated too much if Christmas is a holiday we do celebrate.

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Catching Up With Chris

Showcase More Than Could Be Expected

January 15, 2013

So I got asked more than once during and after my first trip to the Private Label Manufacturers Association Trade Show what I thought of it.

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April 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food products include sunscreen bands, makeup remover, lip balm, jumbo cotton balls, healing ointment, and a shelf-management system for better merchandising.


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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April 2014

The April 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on Omnichannel, store brand sauces, and more. Check it out today!

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