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June 2013

 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!

Cover Story

Turning Insights Into Action

PLBuyer brings the private label industry back to Chicago for its second annual live conference.
June 4, 2013

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.


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Category Insights: General Merchandise - Household

Channel Growth Helping Private Label Expand In GM

Household goods showing strength from small segments to large ones.
June 4, 2013

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.


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Category Insights: Frozen Foods - Meats

Frozen Food Heats Up

Retailers continue to raise the bar on frozen private label products and packaging.
June 4, 2013

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.


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Private Eye: Breakfast Foods

Breakfast Bonanza

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in breakfast foods.
June 4, 2013

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.


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Exclusives Retailer Roundtable

Private Label In Comfort Zone With Value Products

Buyers say in health, beauty and OTC categories, winning at value first is the priority, then finding subtle ways to bring value-added features home.
June 4, 2013

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.


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Following The Buzz

Food Labeling on the Forefront

June 4, 2013

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.


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Doug's Drift

Awaken To New Opportunities

June 4, 2013

Although the breakfast cereal market maintains a strong perennial presence, sales have remained flat for years, and consumption continues to decline.


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Thinking Inside the Box

Why Are They Coming Into My Store?

June 4, 2013

Big data. Consumer insights. Focus groups. Mall intercepts. Senior executives’ family observations in shopping with us and the competition.


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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.

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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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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