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The July 2013 Issue of Private Label Buyer includes a cover story on Walgreens, as well as Category Insights on condiments, personal care, and paper and plastic products. Check it out today!
Walgreens, based in Deerfield, Ill., is the largest drug retailer in the United States. And once the company completes the second step of its transaction with multinational health and beauty group Alliance Boots, it will become the largest drug retailer in the world.
Although personal care is a vast amalgamation of categories, most have seen sales increase, and almost all of the private label segments have seen increases.
The household paper products market rose 9 percent between 2007 and 2012, to $16.9 billion, according to Mintel’s report “Household Paper Products - US - February 2013.” Mintel expects the category to continue to make slow, steady gains, rising eight percent between 2012 and 2017 to $18.3 billion.
Condiment sales have grown steadily over the past five years, and private label suppliers say the continued success of sales will be in expanded flavor profiles and healthier ingredients.
Spring sales of private label deli and frozen items were up this year from the same time in 2012. According to the most recent data from IRI, sales in both categories showed strong private label gains as share rose between 2 percent and 5 percent in each category from the previous year.
Shopping apps are likely to have a more significant effect on private label purchasing habits than national brands, with respondents wanting to understand quality and nutritional comparisons as well as price, according to a new survey conducted exclusively for PLBuyer by Consumer Science.
After a period of economic struggles and social upheaval, the landscape for private label in the Middle East has not changed much according to analysts in and around the region.
During several presentations this past year I have asked everyone in the audience under age 45 to raise their hands in response to two questions. First, “Do you subscribe to a daily newspaper?” And next, “Do you read the food ads and coupon inserts to choose where to shop and what to buy?”
Deli products were a $7.8 billion category in 2011, with private label holding a 28.2 percent dollar share, up 1.2 percent from a year earlier, according to Nielsen records compiled for the 2012 PLMA Private Label Yearbook.
There are those of us who live in fear of these dreaded words – We are going to audit you!
Two layovers and 15 hours after leaving Omaha, Neb., I arrived in Amsterdam for my first taste of the Private Label Manufacturer’s annual “World of Private Label,” the world’s largest private brand trade show.
We’re not yet out of the woods with a recovery from what is being called “The Great Recession.” Economists and other pundits watch all the indicators looking for any sign of good or bad news; the same set of data often elicits some of each.
The history of food fascinates me – and, quite often, these culinary tales are continually written as retailers, suppliers, chefs, product developers, the media, and other influencers play with foods in new ways on any given day.
The other day I took an online quiz from the Pew Research Center: “How Millennial Are You?” After taking the quiz, you can see how others have answered. One result showed that 31 percent of Millennials have received 50 or more text messages in the last 24 hours, showcasing why mobile coupons are important.