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PLMA 2014: Private Label's Big Show

PLMA's 2014 Show features Martha Stewart and more than 2,400 exhibit booths.

PLMA’s 2014 Store Brands Reality Trade Show, held November 16–18 at the Rosemont Convention Center outside of Chicago, is expected to boast more than 2,400 exhibit booths, over 5,000 buyers and visitors, and nearly 20,000 different private label products.


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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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Category Insights: Pizza

Private Label Pizza Trends

According to the June 2014 “Pizza—U.S.” report from Mintel, the overall retail pizza market is expected to experience flat sales between 2014 and 2019 due to an anticipated resurgence of visits to pizzerias, as well as carry-out and delivery, in the wake of the slowly recovering U.S. economy.


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In & Out of the Box

Trade Shows Coming to a City Near You

PLMA Chicago is this month. Shanghai is next month, and Amsterdam not far away, in May 2015.


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Focus on Digital

Digital Disconnect in Club Channel

More than any other channel, warehouse/club boils down to a clear “big 3” leaders. For each, their digital marketing strategies effectively handle the “blocking and tackling”—maintaining active social profiles with quality content and providing extras like mobile applications.


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In & Out of the Box

Building Omnichannel Loyalty

Recently I read a Washington Post article on food purchasing habits that quoted data from an FMI research piece that clearly stated that business as usual is on the way out, and millennials shop differently from everyone before them.


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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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Category Insight: Pasta/Rice/Potatoes

With pasta and rice already in most pantries across America, the trick for private label is to develop sound strategies to make products stand out.

Stocked in cabinets and pantries across the country, dry goods, such as pasta and rice, are staple items in the American diet. Such high consumption leads consumers to seek out affordable options, which is where private label products step in and offer shoppers their desired savings.


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Category Insights: Frozen Store Brand Trend Synergies

Not keeping up with trends can lead to stagnation, and Frozen Foods segments like bread, dough and ice cream are facing their fair share of shifts.

A look at select subsets of private label Frozen Foods illustrates the ever-shifting dynamics of shopper preferences for specific types of generally the same foods.


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Category Insight: Healthful Quick Fixes

As health-and-wellness takes a foothold in beverages, the market shifts, spotlighting juice, smoothies and water.

We’ve come a long way from plain juice and water. With the current focus on anytime, anywhere meals, more consumers are looking for a nutritious quick fix in liquid form.


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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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