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New Products: August 2014

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This month’s new food products are organic coffee, hatch green chili tzatziki, cultured soy, kernel cooking oils, snack seasoning, thin Swiss cheese, tea and lemonade blend, crispy fish shapes, mole rojo braising sauce, sausage & cheese pita pocket, and chicken club pizza.


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TreeHouse Foods to Acquire Private Label Manufacturer Protenergy Natural Foods

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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TreeHouse Foods, Inc. will acquire Protenergy Natural Foods, a developer and manufacturer of private label broth, soups and gravies.


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Rockline Industries Undergoes Expansion

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Rockline Industries has acquired a nearly 240,000 square foot facility, on a 30-acre site, in Russellville, Ark. 


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In & Out of the Box: Time to Freshen Up Your Passport

By Tom Stephens
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While Stephens has long said that thinking “inside the box” is often appropriate, since answers to 90 percent of retail problems can be found inside the four walls of the store, the new title for his regular column includes that remaining 10 percent. In today’s retail world, we all live “In & Out of the Box.” —DJP


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Fremont Company’s Gibson Receives Mid America Food Processors Person of the Year Award

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Plant manager Jim Gibson, of private brand ketchup manufacturer Fremont Company, was awarded the prestigious H.D. Brown Person of the Year Food Processing award. 


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Little Lady Foods Management Transition

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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After 30 years of leading Little Lady Foods, a private label contract manufacturer,  John and Dan Geocaris will step down from management of the company.  


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Exclusive Look at Private Label: Great Value Naturals

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Last November Walmart entered the “green” cleaning space with the introduction of Great Value Naturals (GVN), a private brand of all-natural household cleaners. 


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Tetra Pak Acquires Miteco

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Tetra Pak has acquired Switzerland-based Miteco. 


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Diamond Wipes International Celebrates 20 Years as a U.S. Manufacturer

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Diamond Wipes International, a leading Western U.S. manufacturer of wet wipes, is celebrating their 20th year in business in 2014.


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The 2014 Category Colonel Awards—New & Improved!

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Those of us who make the retail world our home are more than familiar with the product tagline, “New & Improved!” The eye-catching phrase quickly grabs shopper attention as an indicator of change. But the degree of difference between old and new can land anywhere on the reformulation spectrum, from minor tweaks to a complete product overhaul.


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August 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products are organic coffee, hatch green chili tzatziki, cultured soy, kernel cooking oils, snack seasoning, thin Swiss cheese, tea and lemonade blend, crispy fish shapes, mole rojo braising sauce, sausage & cheese pita pocket, and chicken club pizza.

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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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August 2014

The August 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on non-food grocery items, as well as category insights on store brand spreads, healthcare, and personal care. Check it out today!

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