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

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Food Lion Engages Shoppers with Contests

April 21, 2014

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

April 15, 2014

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.
April 1, 2014

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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Private Eye, Sauces: Store vs. National Brands

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover merchandising tactics related to private label sauces.
April 1, 2014

It seems private label sauce categories have plenty of room to grow. Meat sauce/marinade/glaze was up almost 15 percent to $41 million with only a 4 percent share, according to IRI data for the latest 52 weeks ending January 26, 2014.


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Exclusives: Merchandising Trends

Private Label Merchandising Today

As private label evolves, associated merchandising tactics must likewise change with the times.
April 1, 2014

 In order to gain current insight into the best merchandising practices for today’s private label retailers, Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, editor-in-chief of PLBuyer, sought perspective from Jeff Weidauer, vice president, marketing and strategy for Vestcom. 


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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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Walgreens Launches Private Brand Beauty Magazine

April 1, 2014

For $1.99, shoppers are now able to purchase a store brand beauty magazine, Discover Beauty Within, at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores.


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Wegmans Tops Consumer Reports Survey; Walmart Comes Last

March 28, 2014

What makes or breaks a supermarket for shoppers? Consumer Reports' latest survey reveals what shoppers hate.


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Walgreens Features Store Brands in Mom’s Cool Things

March 25, 2014

Walgreens has found an intriguing way to promote its store brands online with its new YouTube series. 


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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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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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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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