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October 2013

The October 2013 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a cover story on the Top 35 Private Label Retailers, Category Insights on snacks and candy, and more. Check it out today!

Cover Story

Top 35 Private Label Retailers

U.S. retail giant Walmart again leads the private brand pack on our exclusive annual Top 35 list—one that saw some significant shifts.
October 2, 2013

The private label business in the United States continues to accelerate, growing in diversity and focus. While consolidation ever changes the look of the playing field, U.S. retailers clearly see the strength in promotion and development of their store brands.


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Category Insights: Snacks & Candy

Craveable Store Brand Snacks and Candy

Private label chips, nuts, and candy offer boundless potential in terms of new flavors—and packaging design.
October 2, 2013

There’s no doubt about it—snacking continues to grow in America. While some consumers seek out healthy snacks, others still rely on old standards like potato chips, looking for new flavors to spice things up.


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Private Eye: OTC

Cold Season Approaches

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in the OTC aisles.
October 2, 2013

Private label cough syrup rose more than 16 percent to almost $127 million, with a 36 percent share of the category, according to SymphonyIRI Group data for the latest 52 weeks ending August 11, 2013.


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New Products: October 2013

October 2, 2013

This month’s new non-food products include holographic label materials and reclosure film facestocks.


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PLBuyer Index

PLBuyer Index: Spotlight on Deli

Deli private label merchandise has been on a long upswing, culminating in this month’s very strong performance.
October 2, 2013

One of the key categories delivering positive results in the PLBuyer Index this month is Deli.


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Special Report: PLMA Preview

The 2013 PLMA Show Takes Shape

When 4,500-plus individuals from across the private label industry descend upon one location to interact, the future of the industry reveals itself.
October 2, 2013

PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Trade Show is expected to be the biggest yet, with more than 2,300 exhibit booths—surpassing last year’s record-breaking show—at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., from November 17–19.


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Focus on Digital

Store Brand Tactics for Social Media

Store brand manufacturers are at a disadvantage in reaching the consumer. What to do?
October 2, 2013

 In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Procter & Gamble CEO A. G. Lafley said his company is now spending upward of 35% of its marketing budget on social and digital media—a whopping $1.5 billion!  


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Thinking Inside the Box

A New Take on Innovation

October 2, 2013

"I" is for investigate. Pick a bunch of new thoughts and ideas about old and discontinued items that it might make sense to reintroduce.


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Exclusives: Consumer Survey

Consumer Attitudes Toward Online Grocery Shopping

This PLBuyer exclusive investigates current consumer perspectives on online grocery shopping with particular emphasis on private label.
October 2, 2013

Consumers are already accustomed to shopping online. But does that level of acceptance translate over to grocery items—and particularly store brand products?


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Following The Buzz

Cold Season Heats Up

October 2, 2013

The kids are back to school and the fall air has brought an end to summer. While we have the holidays to look forward to, another more dreaded thing is on the horizon—cold season.


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Thinking Inside the Box

A New Take on Innovation

October 2, 2013

"I" is for investigate. Pick a bunch of new thoughts and ideas about old and discontinued items that it might make sense to reintroduce.


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Doug's Drift

Success Through Simplicity

October 2, 2013

Diversity is often unintentionally associated with complexity in the execution of retail product development and/or branding.


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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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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July 2014

The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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