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Doug's Drift

Private Label and National Brands - A Group Effort

June 30, 2014

As retailers seek to grow their private label portfolios, gaining a stronger footing in existing categories and breaking new ground with fresh penetration into categories that previously didn’t have any private label representation, they inevitably face ongoing competition with national brands.


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Category Colonel Awards

The Best New Private Label Products

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards are leaders in their respective categories, setting the pace for the future of the industry.
June 12, 2014

The winners of the 2014 Category Colonel Awards—which now focuses exclusively on new products, both those newly available to retailers and products that are on the shelf—read like a “best of” list of today’s industry trends. Natural. Wholesome. Nutritious. Gourmet. Indulgent. Ethnic. Convenient.


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New Products: June 2014

May 30, 2014

This month’s new food products include salmon burgers, stuffed flatbreads, BBQ sauce, maple crunch spread, oatmeal, microwave-in-bag potatoes, flavored coffee, chicken tikka masala, and more.


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Doug's Drift

Strategic Investments in Private Label

May 29, 2014

You’ve likely already noticed that we’ve been busy here at PLBuyer—as I’m sure you’ve also been busy, since the private label industry continues to mature and folks across the board are continually sharpening their private label tactical approaches.


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Store Brands Growth Continues to Outpace National Brands

April 14, 2014

PLMA’s 2014 Annual Private Label Yearbook shows store brands have extended their multiyear period of growth, outpacing national brands in dollar and unit gains and setting new share records in all major U.S. retail channels. 


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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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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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Durham's New Book Showcases Best Private Brands

March 10, 2014

 Christopher Durham’s new book spotlighting the best private brands is a must-have reference for anyone in the private label business. 


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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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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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EVENTS

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention

10/11/14
Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, FL
United States

A “working” convention that connects over 1,300 top executives for the purpose of conducting one-on-one business meetings with their trading partners.

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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

PLB July 2014 cover

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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