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March 2014

The March 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on our Retailer of the Year (Whole Foods), store brand breakfast items, and more. Check it out today!

Evolution of the Discount Channel

Savings and successful private label programs at discount retailers have shown a worthwhile value to many—paving the way for expansion in the discount channel in 2014.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Unlike many retail stores, brick-and-mortar shops in the discount channel have been able to successfully evolve during hard economic times—so much so, in fact, to the point that many of the discount retailers are announcing expansion in 2014.


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Category Insights—Store Brand Breakfast Is Served

When it comes to breakfast, private label hasn’t been resting on its laurels—but innovation must continue in order to see more category penetration.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The morning meal remains a hotly contested segment in food today, with restaurants and retailers continually battling for more share of stomach.


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Retailer of the Year: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods, the 2014 PLBuyer Retailer of the Year, continues to make unprecedented moves in its private labels and overall branding, fueling growth.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Whole Foods Market might only currently sit at No. 30 on the PLBuyer Top 35 Private Label Retailers list, but this landmark retailer continues to make moves that will add significant momentum to its business—most notably in the areas of private label and overall retailer branding.


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New Products: March 2014

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Check out the new non-food and food products for March.


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Holiday Brand Massacre or Private Label’s Big Price Move?

Private label excelled in 2013, but ends the year with a whimper.
By Nikki Baird
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Overall, private label had an excellent year. Over the 52-week rolling period, private label share of revenue is up over the prior period, and most of that was achieved by raising prices without losing substantial share in unit sales.


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Inside Store Brand Paper and Plastic Products

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover details on paper and plastic goods.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Private label paper and plastic products boast remarkable shares, showing broad consumer acceptance, further backed by sales increases in each category our shoppers explored.


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Following The Buzz

Health and Value Through Private Label

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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By now, many of you may have forsaken your New Year’s resolutions or, if they involved proclamations of healthier living, perhaps put them off until spring when the weather reminds you of approaching beach trips and bathing suits.


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Focus on Digital: Madness Can Be a Sane Choice For Engaging Promotions

By Jim Wisner
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As we escape the cold, wintery doldrums of February, March brings the promise of spring, warmer weather and the unshakable grip of one of America’s greatest pastimes: the office March Madness pool.


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Thinking Inside the Box: Cross Channel Time

By Tom Stephens
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Say “cross channel” to anyone in Europe, and their first thought always used to be someone is going to either swim from France to England, or vice versa.


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Doug's Drift

Big-Picture Branding

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Retailers are quickly evolving into more than just a means to an end—well beyond simple transaction—and the captivating aspect of that picture is lifestyle branding.


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September 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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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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September 2014

The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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