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Private Eye, Sauces: Store vs. National Brands

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover merchandising tactics related to private label sauces.
April 1, 2014

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.


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Store Brand Promotions for Easter

April 1, 2014
With Easter approaching, egg sales are likely on many retailers’ minds.
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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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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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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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Health and Value Through Private Label

March 1, 2014

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.


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Safeway May Sell; Private Brand Sales Reach All-Time High

February 20, 2014

Safeway Inc. is in discussions concerning a possible transaction involving the sale of the company; private brand sales reached an all-time high.
 


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Target Goes International with Peter Pilotto Launch

February 7, 2014

Target will launch its new exclusive fashion collaboration with Peter Pilotto February 9, offered internationally through Net-A-Porter.com.


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H-E-B to Launch Supplier Contest During Super Bowl; Adds Whatafries

January 31, 2014

H-E-B will run a Super Bowl commercial between the third and fourth quarter to launch its H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best Contest, a search for unique grocery items from local suppliers.
 


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The Future of Store Brand Paper Technology

January 21, 2014

Consumer acceptance has driven sales in the private label paper category up, while consumer expectations have set many retailers on a search to find high quality store brand products to add to shelves.


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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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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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