Industry News

Updated news and analysis of topics and issues concerning the private label industry.

ARTICLES

Store Brands Growth Continues to Outpace National Brands

April 14, 2014

PLMA’s 2014 Annual Private Label Yearbook shows store brands have extended their multiyear period of growth, outpacing national brands in dollar and unit gains and setting new share records in all major U.S. retail channels. 


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Doug's Drift

Private Label & National Brands - Can't We All Just Get Along?

April 1, 2014

Retail has seen significant change in the emphasis placed by retailers and consumers on private label.


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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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Durham's New Book Showcases Best Private Brands

March 10, 2014

 Christopher Durham’s new book spotlighting the best private brands is a must-have reference for anyone in the private label business. 


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Safeway and Albertsons Merge

March 7, 2014

Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to buy Safeway Inc. for over $9 billion, merging it Albertson’s.


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Evolution of the Discount Channel

Savings and successful private label programs at discount retailers have shown a worthwhile value to many—paving the way for expansion in the discount channel in 2014.
March 1, 2014

Unlike many retail stores, brick-and-mortar shops in the discount channel have been able to successfully evolve during hard economic times—so much so, in fact, to the point that many of the discount retailers are announcing expansion in 2014.


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Thinking Inside the Box: Cross Channel Time

March 1, 2014

Say “cross channel” to anyone in Europe, and their first thought always used to be someone is going to either swim from France to England, or vice versa.


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PLBuyer Index

Holiday Brand Massacre or Private Label’s Big Price Move?

Private label excelled in 2013, but ends the year with a whimper.
March 1, 2014

Overall, private label had an excellent year. Over the 52-week rolling period, private label share of revenue is up over the prior period, and most of that was achieved by raising prices without losing substantial share in unit sales.


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My Private Brand Founder Joins Theory House

February 10, 2014

Christopher Durham, creator of the private label website My Private Brand, has joined the branding and retail marketing agency, Theory House, as vice president of Retail Brands.


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Consumer Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Store Brands

A new exclusive survey shows price point can sway consumer purchase decisions toward either national brands or private label in several product categories.
February 3, 2014

This survey investigating attitudes to private label was sent to members of Consumer Science’s online U.S. panel with responses collected during December 2013.


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EVENTS

PLMA's World of Private Label

5/20/14
Amsterdam RAI International Exhibition Centre
Europaplein 22
Amsterdam
Netherlands

PLMA’s 2014 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show will present more than 3,800 exhibit stands including 50 national and regional pavilions.

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National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention

10/11/14
Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, FL
United States

A “working” convention that connects over 1,300 top executives for the purpose of conducting one-on-one business meetings with their trading partners.

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Multimedia

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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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THE MAGAZINE

Private Label Buyer Magazine

PLB April 2014 cover

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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