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May 2014

The May 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on food price increases and private versus national brands, as well as category insights on snacks and baby wipes. Check it out today!

Retail Branding Through Foodservice

In-store foodservice provides a distinct opportunity to bolster retailer branding - and drive revenue growth.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Retailers today have begun to morph into lifestyle-based extensions of their shoppers—they aspire to become regular destinations, meeting myriad needs, and are evolving into brands themselves.


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Category Insights: Snacks

Store Brand Snack Culture

Store brand snacks like cookies and salty snacks are currently seeing growth through diversification.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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While talk around better-for-you foods continues, a mix of healthy—and less-healthy—snacks is still popular in the snack category.


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New Products: May 2014

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This month’s new food products include freekah, Iceade beverage, snacks, pies, white chocolate, lobster bisque, artichokes, ground coffee, breakfast sandwiches, bread, baby food, water, and cashews.


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Private Label Products Hot List - Food

Snacks, meal replacements, sugar-free, coffee and convenience all factored into the top dollar sales gains for private label in 2013.
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Nearly 100 private label product subcategories spanning dozens of IRI categories made the cut for the 2013 iteration of the PLBuyer Hot List of foods, comprised of subcategories that saw 10 percent or more dollar sales growth over the course of the year across supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains the 52 weeks ending December 29, 2013. 


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PLBuyer Index: Private Label and Looming Food Price Increases

Retailers are poised to make higher price increases than national brands, but will inflation hamper or help?
By Nikki Baird
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In the last week of March, the USDA revised its forecast of consumer prices related to food, anticipating that the relatively low levels of price inflation seen in 2013 would end, and 2014 would see inflation return to more “historical“ levels (as longs as there are no unusual weather events during the major growing season).


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Following The Buzz

Defaulting to National Brands

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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In the several years I’ve spent writing about store brand baby care products, I’ve gathered a stockpile of knowledge of the products available. I know what options exist from store to store, and I know that with a little bit of research and math I could easily find the cheapest diaper available.


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In & Out of the Box

Beware the Race to the Bottom

By Tom Stephens
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The world is full of examples of cutting costs to try to maintain a competitive edge that do not work long-term.


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Doug's Drift

Keeping Private Label Ahead of the Curve

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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An instrumental factor in continually driving private label business forward is maintaining the current base of store brand shoppers cultivated through the years, while expanding that base as economic conditions improve.


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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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