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The Editors' Table: September 2014

By Jamie Grill-Goodman and Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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I am not a soda drinker—unless, of course, I’m out of the country.


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Following The Buzz

Discount Merger a Bargain?

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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The speculation is over. While talk of a takeover of discount retailer Family Dollar has been circulating for months, a merger has finally been revealed.


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New Products: September 2014

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This month's new non-food product include wipes, lip gloss, and lip balm.


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The Editors' Table: August 2014

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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When it comes to Personal Care, once I find a product I like, I stick with it—for a long time. For as long as I can remember, I bought one kind of national brand razor and cartridges.


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‘Buy Theirs, Get Ours Free’

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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In an interesting expansion on trialing tactics, Stop & Shop will again promote its store brands through a “Buy Theirs, Get Ours Free Challenge.” 


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New Products: June 2014

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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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AWG Updates Clearly Organic Private Brand

By Jamie Grill-Goodman

Associated Wholesale Grocers has updated the package design for its Clearly Organic private brand of food and plans to add new products to the line. 


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Food Lion Engages Shoppers with Contests

By Jamie Grill-Goodman

Food Lion runs several contests, including one to find new names for its store brand soda flavors. 


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Kroger Issues Recall on Private Label Sorbet

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Kroger has issued a recall on its Private Selection Sweet Strawberry Sorbet.


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Cover Story

Omnichannel: The New Path to Purchase

Omnichannel poses multiple challenges—and significant opportunities for private label.
By Jim Wisner and Jon Wisner
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Omnichannel is one of the hottest topics in retail today. Econsultancy describes it as “an integrated sales experience that melds the advantages of physical stores with the information-rich experience of online shopping.”


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September 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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September 2014

The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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