- Baby Non-Food Products
- Baking/Cooking Staples
- Household Products
- Kitchen Products
- Paper Products
- Personal Care
- Pet Products
- RESEARCH & AWARDS
As private label struggles to gain traction in the cosmetics category, retailers are offering high-functioning and distinctive store brand products to remain competitive.
Private label paper products have performed well over the past year, according to IRI, with dollar sales increases from last year in all categories but one—disposable cups—greater than the national brands.
One of the tools retailers can use in their brand-building is by relating select details of the coffee product’s back story, aspects that make it unique and add value, helping quench shoppers’ thirst for farm-to-table product knowledge.
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.
In the last week of March, the USDA revised its forecast of consumer prices related to food, anticipating that the relatively low levels of price inflation seen in 2013 would end, and 2014 would see inflation return to more “historical“ levels (as longs as there are no unusual weather events during the major growing season).
Nearly 100 private label product subcategories spanning dozens of IRI categories made the cut for the 2013 iteration of the PLBuyer Hot List of foods, comprised of subcategories that saw 10 percent or more dollar sales growth over the course of the year across supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains the 52 weeks ending December 29, 2013.
Origin Food Group, based in Statesville, N.C., manufactures value-added dairy products for private-label and contract manufacturing accounts, as well as own branded cultured dairy foods and beverages.
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.
While private label foil and plastic wrap have suffered sales losses as of late, food and trash bags have all seen respectable gains.
Whether Easter excites you professionally over a spike in candy sales or you personally crave bunny-shaped sweets, April should be a good month for candy.