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The Retailer as Manufacturer

Retailers gain more control as they get more involved in the private label manufacturing process.

Retailers know a thing or two about control. While every product has a long and storied path from concept to creation, it all boils down to that “final moment of truth,” sitting on a retail shelf eagerly awaiting purchase.


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Consumers Clamor for Multipurpose Private Label Cleaners

Convenient store brand cleaners that "do-it-all" may win over consumers.

Today’s consumer continues to seek out convenient cleaning products that not only multitask, but provide quick cleanups, such as disposable wipes—while they continue to move away from products designed for labor-intensive cleaning


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Private Label Isn't Just About Price Anymore

Consumer perception of private label products has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past decade.


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Take the Plunge: Fully Commit to Private Brands and Reap the Benefits

Commitment can be a sticking point when it comes to retailers and their private label brands.


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Following The Buzz

An Ode to Store Brands

As an editor, your career can sweep you from writing about one subject to the next in an instant’s notice.


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A Note from the Publisher

PLBuyer to Close at Year's End

BNP Media, the owner of PLBuyer, is discontinuing the operation of this brand and its monthly magazine, website and weekly eNewsletter at the end of this year.


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PLMA's Store Brands Reality Trade Show Preview

PLMA's Store Brands Reality Trade Show will take place November 16–18 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

It’s that time of year again. No, not Thanksgiving—although the private label industry has much to give thanks for this year per Nielsen Company, which reports U.S. supermarket store brand unit market share has hit 23.4 percent, with dollar share now at 19.4 percent and total U.S. store brands sales surpassing $112 billion.


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Doug's Drift

Private Label and National Brands - A Group Effort

As retailers seek to grow their private label portfolios, gaining a stronger footing in existing categories and breaking new ground with fresh penetration into categories that previously didn’t have any private label representation, they inevitably face ongoing competition with national brands.


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Category Colonel Awards

The Best New Private Label Products

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards are leaders in their respective categories, setting the pace for the future of the industry.

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards—which now focuses exclusively on new products, both those newly available to retailers and products that are on the shelf—read like a “best of” list of today’s industry trends. Natural. Wholesome. Nutritious. Gourmet. Indulgent. Ethnic. Convenient.


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New Products: June 2014

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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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.

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

PLB November 2014 cover

November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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