Non Food Reviews

Trends, sales growth, and data analysis of non-food categories within the private label industry.

ARTICLES

Category Insight: Store Brand Household Products

Private label trash bags and food storage bags see increased sales and a strong set of desired features.
April 1, 2014

While private label foil and plastic wrap have suffered sales losses as of late, food and trash bags have all seen respectable gains.


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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.
March 1, 2014

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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The Future of Store Brand Paper Technology

January 21, 2014

Consumer acceptance has driven sales in the private label paper category up, while consumer expectations have set many retailers on a search to find high quality store brand products to add to shelves.


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PLBuyer Index

Our Seasonal Non-Edible Rollercoaster

Insight into pricing strategies helps make sense of the seasonal swings we’re seeing in Non-Edible store brand products.
January 2, 2014

The total store PLBuyer Index is at 102.2 for the 52 weeks ending November 3, 2013.


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Category Insights: Baby Care

A Private Label Baby Care Products Update

Retailers continue to add baby care products to their private label lineups while updating existing lines.
December 2, 2013

In the past few years, retailers have had a chance to compete with national brands for baby business and prove their products are comparable to national brands—and sometimes are national brand better (NBB) options.


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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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Consumer Reports Tests Store Brand Dish Detergents

October 17, 2013

Consumerreports.org recently tested store-brand dishwasher detergents from Costco, Kmart, Target, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Whole Foods, and other retailers.


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Private Eye: OTC

Cold Season Approaches

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in the OTC aisles.
October 2, 2013

Private label cough syrup rose more than 16 percent to almost $127 million, with a 36 percent share of the category, according to SymphonyIRI Group data for the latest 52 weeks ending August 11, 2013.


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Following The Buzz

Cold Season Heats Up

October 2, 2013

The kids are back to school and the fall air has brought an end to summer. While we have the holidays to look forward to, another more dreaded thing is on the horizon—cold season.


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Category Insights: Diapers and More

Disposable Diapers

The private label disposable diapers category shows growth as quality improves and shoppers continue to seek out diaper deals.
August 14, 2013

Which diaper brands parents elect to buy might be more up to their babies, surmised after the trial and error of seeking out which brands work for each child, but the recession brought on parents’ search for affordable options first, which has benefited private label brands in the subsequent years since.


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September 2013 New Non-Food Products

This month’s new non-food products include soft chews for dogs, bottle labeling technology, skin-care products, eyebrow razors, and baby-safe laundry detergent.

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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THE MAGAZINE

Private Label Buyer Magazine

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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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