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November 2013

The November 2013 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a cover story on the Top 10 Trends in Private Label, Category Insights on frozen fruits and veggies and household products, and more. Check it out today!

Cover Story

The Top 10 Trends in Private Label

Several targeted approaches to product development—including natural, storytelling, nostalgia and more—will help feed private label’s growth across a diverse set of food and non-food categories over the next year and beyond.
November 6, 2013

What is your private brand’s story?


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Category Insights

Private Label Household Products

Private label household wipes and laundry products help time-starved shoppers keep their homes clean without cleaning out their wallets.
November 6, 2013

Regardless of the state of the economy, one thing holds true for most American consumers. We all could use more time in the day.


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Category Insights: Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Fancy Something Frozen?

Frozen private label fruits and vegetables offers shoppers nutrition and convenience.
November 6, 2013

Private Label frozen fruits and vegetables are some of the simplest products retailers can offer their shoppers, in a good way.


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PLBuyer Index

Private Label’s Coming Price Showdown

Will private label prices dip in November before taking their seasonal big rise in December, or will retailers again try to exercise some pricing muscle when it really counts?
November 6, 2013

For the four weeks ending September 8, 2013, the PLBuyer Index climbed to 101.6, up from last month’s rating of 99.7 (a score of 100.0 translates as a flat market). 


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PLMA Store Brand Products Spotlight

November 6, 2013

This image gallery provides a sneak peek at new products and services that will be highlighted at the PLMA 2013 Private Label Trade Show.


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New Products: November 2013

November 6, 2013

This month’s new food products include all-natural fruit snacks, seafood cocktail sauce, organic chocolate, waters in glass bottles, pound cake, pretzel dogs, natural lollipops, “lite” caffeine coffee capsules, break & bake cookie dough, strawberry banana gelatin snacks, combo pack mini muffins, six cheese pizza and autumn roast ground coffee.


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Special Report

2013 PLMA Show Guide

Prepared foods, convenience, non-food product diversity and pet care—along with increased international attention—will find the spotlight at PLMA 2013.
November 6, 2013

PLMA anticipates that its 2013 Private Label Trade Show will be its biggest yet, presenting more than 2,300 exhibit booths—surpassing last year’s record-breaking expo—across four halls at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., taking place from November 17–19.


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Private Eye

Store Brand Dairy Deals

November 6, 2013

Private label dairy is big business, perennially posing strong competition to national brands, with milk alone garnering over $8 billion in sales each year.


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Exclusives: Consumer Survey

Has Private Label’s Power Peaked?

How can retailers improve their private label business, positioning their store brands for renewed growth and consumer interest?
November 6, 2013

Does an improving economy mean a downturn in private label sales? Not necessarily. However, recent research from Perception Research Services (PRS) suggests some potential softening in select categories after years of steady growth.


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Focus on Digital

Will We Burst the Store Brand Bubble?

November 6, 2013

Store brands have seen breathtaking growth in recent years. In 2012, sales surpassed $108 billion and unit share climbed over 21 percent, according to PLMA and Nielsen.


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Thinking Inside the Box

Store Brand Guru Dave Nichol Remembered

November 6, 2013

Last month, many of us were mourning the loss of Dave Nichol, a pioneer and giant in our industry. So what has that got to do with Jimmy Fallon and Co.? I’ll get to that.


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Doug's Drift

Private Label's Big Show

November 6, 2013

The annual PLMA Show is taking place November 17–19 in the shadow of the great city of Chicago in Rosemont, Ill.


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Following the Buzz

The 2013 Private Label Show Arrives

November 6, 2013

This November 17–19, I will be making the journey from New Jersey to Chicago for PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Trade Show.


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Multimedia

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Image Galleries

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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