Retailer Features

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

ARTICLES

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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Retailer of the Year: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods, the 2014 PLBuyer Retailer of the Year, continues to make unprecedented moves in its private labels and overall branding, fueling growth.
March 1, 2014

Whole Foods Market might only currently sit at No. 30 on the PLBuyer Top 35 Private Label Retailers list, but this landmark retailer continues to make moves that will add significant momentum to its business—most notably in the areas of private label and overall retailer branding.


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Doug's Drift

Big-Picture Branding

March 1, 2014

Retailers are quickly evolving into more than just a means to an end—well beyond simple transaction—and the captivating aspect of that picture is lifestyle branding.


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PLBuyer Names Whole Foods 2014 Retailer of the Year

January 8, 2014

PLBuyer, the authority on private label business, has named Whole Foods Market its 2014 Retailer of the Year.


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Focus on Digital

Dawn of the Virtually Unlimited Package

January 2, 2014

Until recently, product packaging hadn’t really changed much. Some visual branding and information that described what you were buying was all that was fit to print.


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Category Insights: Dairy

Daring Private Label Dairy

High shares and new trends make the case for private label expansion in the dairy case.
January 2, 2014

"In the private label world, dairy has always been the leader,” said Alan Hiebert, senior education coordinator for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA).


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Wegmans Lowers Prices on Store Brand Baking Goods

December 4, 2013

Wegmans is offering lower prices on store brand baking products this holiday season.

 


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Cover Story

Top 35 Private Label Retailers

U.S. retail giant Walmart again leads the private brand pack on our exclusive annual Top 35 list—one that saw some significant shifts.
October 2, 2013

The private label business in the United States continues to accelerate, growing in diversity and focus. While consolidation ever changes the look of the playing field, U.S. retailers clearly see the strength in promotion and development of their store brands.


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Multimedia

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Image Galleries

April 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food products include sunscreen bands, makeup remover, lip balm, jumbo cotton balls, healing ointment, and a shelf-management system for better merchandising.

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

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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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