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TreeHouse Foods to Acquire Private Label Manufacturer Protenergy Natural Foods

April 21, 2014

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

April 8, 2014

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

April 1, 2014

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

March 28, 2014

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

March 27, 2014

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

March 14, 2014

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

March 5, 2014

Tetra Pak has acquired Switzerland-based Miteco. 


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

February 5, 2014

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!

February 3, 2014

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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FDA Proposes Ban on Antibacterial Soaps

December 20, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule to require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate that their products are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections. 


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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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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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The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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