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Updated news and analysis of topics and issues concerning the private label industry.

Retailer News

Updated news and analysis affecting retailers in the private label industry.

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Updated news and analysis affecting suppliers in the private label industry.

New Products: Food

Information on the latest food products being created in the private label industry.

New Products: Non-Food

Information on the latest non-food products being created in the private label industry.


The statistics and information you need to understand current growth trends in the private label industry.

Merchandising Features

Trends, strategies, tactics, and analysis of merchandising practices within the private label industry.


Aseptic, boxboard, cans, closures, design, flexible, glass, labels, plastic, pouches and tubes.

Private Label vs. National Brands

Read about private label products in comparison to their national brand competitors.

Retailer Features

Trends, strategies, tactics, and analysis of retailers within the private label industry.

Trend Features

A look at the creation and execution of practices and trends within the private label industry.

Category Colonels Awards

The annual PLBuyer award program honoring the best private label suppliers in the industry.

Baby Products

Baby, dairy, food, formula, frozen, fruit, grain, ingredients, meat, mixes, pasta, poultry, powdered, shelf stable, refrigerated, toddlers and vegetables.

Bakery/Baked Goods

Bagels, bread, brownies, buns, cakes, cookies, frozen, in-store bakery, muffins, pies, refrigerated, rolls and shelf stable.


Bars, brittle, chewing gum, chews, chocolate, confections, gumdrops, gummies, hard, licorice, marshmallows, panned, sugar-free, taffy and toffee.


Breakfast, cereal mix, granola, grits, hot cereal, instant, muesli, oatmeal, oats and ready-to-eat (RTE)


Barbecue sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, malt vinegar, mustard, olives, pickles, refrigerated, salsa, shelf stable, syrups and more.


Cheese, cheese sauces, cottage cheese, cream, cream cheese, creamer, eggs, Greek yogurt, kefir, milk, natural, processed, organic, refrigerated, shelf stable, sour cream, specialty and yogurt.


Cheese, dips, foodservice, lunch meat, meals, meat, natural, prepared foods, refrigerated, retail meal solutions (RMS), salads, soups and spreads.


Cake, cookies, frozen, ice cream, ice cream cones, novelties, pie, refrigerated, shelf stable, snack cakes and toppings.

Ethnic Foods

Asian, halal, Hispanic, Indian, Italian, kosher, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, Polish.

Frozen Foods

Appetizers, breakfast, breakfast meats, bread, dough, entrée, fruit, meat, meals, pancakes, pizza, potatoes, poultry, prepared meals, sandwiches, seafood, soup, vegetables and waffles.


Canned, refrigerated, frozen, organic, packaged lettuce and tomato products.


Breakfast meats, canned, frozen, hot dogs, jerky, lunch meat, meat snacks, refrigerated, sausages.


Dry, dinner mixes, frozen, mac-and-cheese, noodles, prepared foods, refrigerated, shelf stable.

Product Development

Advertising, brokers, consultants, design, labels, licensing, marketing services, product testing, research, sales and testing labs.


Chips, cookies, crackers, dried fruit, fruit snacks, granola bars, gelatin, jerky, meat snacks, mixes, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, pudding, puffs, refrigerated, rice cakes, seeds, shelf stable, snack bars, and more.


Canned, cheese sauces, frozen, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, refrigerated, salad dressing, salsa and shelf stable.


Almond butter, cashew butter, fruit spread, hazelnut spread, hummus, jam, jelly, nut butter, peanut butter, refrigerated, shelf stable and sunflower butter.

Baby Non-Food Products

Diapers, wipes and accessories.

Baking/Cooking Staples

Baking powder, baking chocolate, baking soda, brown sugar, canola oil, cocoa, cooking oil, corn oil, cooking wine, extracts, food coloring, flour, gelatin, gravy mixes, and more.


Alcoholic, alternative, carbonated, coffee, concentrates, energy, enhanced, fortified, ionized, isotonic, juice, K-cup, mixes, organic, powdered, ready-to-drink (RTD), refrigerated, shelf stable, single-serve, and more.


Cotton, eyeliner, eye shadow, hair care, lip gloss, lipstick, make-up, mascara, nail polish and wipes.

Household Products

Aromatherapy, automotive, batteries, bleach, cameras, charcoal, chemicals, cleaning products, dishwasher detergent, dishwashing detergent, dryer sheets, fabric softener, fragrances, gloves, and more.

Kitchen Products

Aluminum foil, bags, containers, cups, food storage bags, ovenable, paper plates, plastic bowls, plastic wrap, plastic cups, plastic utensils, plates, trash bags, plastic wrap, plastic storage and zipper bags.


Antacids, cold, cough, creams, medicine, ear care, first aid, homeopathic, incontinence, laxatives, nasal care, nutritional supplements, ointments, pain remedies and vitamins.

Paper Products

Napkins, paper towels, tissues and toilet paper.

Personal Care

Bath, body, body wash, cologne, cotton, deodorant, eye care, eyeglasses, feminine hygiene, foot care, fragrance, hair care, lotion, nail care, oral care, perfume, shaving cream, skin care and soap.

Pet Products

Cat food, cat litter, cat treats, dog food, dog treats, kitty litter, oral care, organic, premium, supplies and toys.


Stores with typically small to medium formats and typically limited product categories and ranges, foodservice, and gasoline.


Stores of varying formats and product categories with primary emphasis on value pricing.


Stores with typically small to medium formats with primary emphasis on prescription drugs and OTC/healthcare, personal care and cosmetics, but can also offer a range of grocery products and/or foodservice.


Stores of varying formats with primary emphasis on a moderate to wide selection and range of traditional grocery categories, but can also offer prescription drugs, personal care, and more.

Mass Merchandisers

Stores with typically large formats typically offering a wide range of product categories.


Integration of retailing across all possible sales platforms including online, print media, television, radio, direct mail and/or brick-and-mortar stores.

Specialty Grocery

Stores with typically small to medium formats with primary emphasis on limited to moderate selection of specialty grocery categories including ethnic, gourmet, local, natural and/or organic.


Stores with typically large formats often requiring annual membership fees with primary emphasis on limited selection of bulk/wholesale quantities in a wide range of product categories.

White Papers

Studies and ideas, brought to you in their full form, that provide insight and expectations of the private label industry going forward.

Featured Products

A quick glimpse at the latest products coming through the private label pipeline, or available today in stores.

Retailer of the Year

The flagship award handed out by PLBuyer annually to the top retail company within the private label industry.

Top 35 Retailers

An annual look by PLBuyer at the top 35 private label retailers by sales in North America.



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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.


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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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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