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June 2014

The June 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on specialty grocery branding and new private label products, as well as category insights on store brand coffees and teas and bakery items. Check it out today!

Specialty Grocery Branding

The specialty grocery channel grows increasingly competitive as sales skyrocket.

Specialty grocery stores operating in gourmet, natural and organic product areas—and typically a tactical combination of all three—continue to capture more retail market share.


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Category Insight: Private Label Bakery Rising

Baked goods are alive and well in retail, but distinct factors are driving individual segments.


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Category Insight: Store Brand Coffee & Tea - Caffeinated Convenience

Single-cup coffee, refrigerated RTD drinks and instant tea are the buzz in caffeinated beverages.

If convenience is a primary theme of private label this year, coffee and tea could easily be main characters.


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New Products: June 2014

This month’s new food products include salmon burgers, stuffed flatbreads, BBQ sauce, maple crunch spread, oatmeal, microwave-in-bag potatoes, flavored coffee, chicken tikka masala, and more.


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The Editors' Table

Years ago, the first time my wife offered me a peanut-butter-filled pretzel from Trader Joe’s, I initially hesitated… I love peanut butter, and I love pretzels, but together?


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Category Colonel Awards

The Best New Private Label Products

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards are leaders in their respective categories, setting the pace for the future of the industry.

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards—which now focuses exclusively on new products, both those newly available to retailers and products that are on the shelf—read like a “best of” list of today’s industry trends. Natural. Wholesome. Nutritious. Gourmet. Indulgent. Ethnic. Convenient.


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Private Eye

Store Brand Dairy Delights

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover new dairy details, pitting private label vs. national brands.

Private label dairy products like whole milk and natural shredded cheese remain behemoths of the industry, with options easily found in almost any store.


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Private Label Bakery and Deli Shine

We see a strong start for the first quarter of 2014 - particularly for Bakery and Deli.

The first quarter 2014 has come to a close, and the results are in for private label: a strong start to the year.


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Following The Buzz

Better Private Label Meal Planning

By the time you read this, I’ll be on maternity leave, a prospect that has left me looking for ways to expedite my shopping habits.


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In & Out of the Box

Yesterday Salt Was a Drug, Today Sugar Is the New Tobacco

Times are certainly changing. Many of us have been spending a lot of time reducing sodium levels in products. If we weren’t, we certainly should have been.


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Making Store Brands 'Special'

Why not have the best of both worlds?


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Doug's Drift

Strategic Investments in Private Label

You’ve likely already noticed that we’ve been busy here at PLBuyer—as I’m sure you’ve also been busy, since the private label industry continues to mature and folks across the board are continually sharpening their private label tactical approaches.


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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.

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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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