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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.
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.
The morning meal remains a hotly contested segment in food today, with restaurants and retailers continually battling for more share of stomach.
By now, many of you may have forsaken your New Year’s resolutions or, if they involved proclamations of healthier living, perhaps put them off until spring when the weather reminds you of approaching beach trips and bathing suits.
The PLBuyer Index for the 4 weeks ending December 1, 2013 hit 103.9, up from 102.2. Private label share of revenue was up slightly, to 17.4 percent. Revenue was up 1.8 percent for national brands, but was up 2.3 percent for private label.
The total store PLBuyer Index is at 102.2 for the 52 weeks ending November 3, 2013.
As 2014 unfolds, we will begin to see if predicted private label trends continue to gain ground as expected, or peter out over the year.
While many shoppers are looking for the old standards in the condiment aisles, there are some new items popping up, as well.