Retailer Features

Trends, strategies, tactics, and analysis of retailers within the private label industry.

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International Store Brand Inspirations

Myriad retailers around the world merit study as U.S. companies seek creative approaches for growing their store brand businesses
June 30, 2014

As any cultural anthropologist worth their salt will tell you, the highly nuanced historical relationship between human societies and their surrounding environments factors greatly into evolutionary progress. In much the same way, the catalysts driving private label retail growth within key retail organizations in various countries around the world has created playing fields with distinctions—and category penetration—not yet seen in the United States.


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Focus on Digital

What Digital Looks Like Overseas

June 30, 2014

Everyone wants to know “what’s next.” When it comes to private label, you can usually look overseas for answers. This is particularly true for social and digital marketing, as retailers in Europe and elsewhere have begun to create new and innovative digital experiences for their shoppers.


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Private Label and National Brands - Today's Changing Retail Dynamics

Selected highlights from a recent PLBuyer panel discussion at FMI Connect as part of the Private Brands Summit
June 30, 2014

The playing field for nationally branded and private label retail grocery products has seen a considerable shift in recent years as retailers put more effort into their private label lines, diversifying the types of products offered, getting more involved in the manufacturing process, and sometimes investing in marketing and advertising of private label to varying degrees.


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In & Out of the Box

Brands or Products? What Are We Building?

June 30, 2014

Are we brands or a series of comparative products with some unmemorable names on them?


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Specialty Grocery Branding

The specialty grocery channel grows increasingly competitive as sales skyrocket.
May 30, 2014

Specialty grocery stores operating in gourmet, natural and organic product areas—and typically a tactical combination of all three—continue to capture more retail market share.


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In & Out of the Box

Yesterday Salt Was a Drug, Today Sugar Is the New Tobacco

May 30, 2014

Times are certainly changing. Many of us have been spending a lot of time reducing sodium levels in products. If we weren’t, we certainly should have been.


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Making Store Brands 'Special'

May 30, 2014

Why not have the best of both worlds?


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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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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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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much more.

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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July 2014

The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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