Category Colonels

The annual PLBuyer award program honoring the best private label suppliers in the industry.

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The 2014 Category Colonel Awards—New & Improved!

February 3, 2014

Those of us who make the retail world our home are more than familiar with the product tagline, “New & Improved!” The eye-catching phrase quickly grabs shopper attention as an indicator of change. But the degree of difference between old and new can land anywhere on the reformulation spectrum, from minor tweaks to a complete product overhaul.


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2014 Category Colonel Awards Nominations Open

January 27, 2014

 Nominations for the all new Category Colonel Awards are now open. We’ve given this hallmark award an overhaul for 2014, focusing now on new products within a condensed number of key private label product categories.  


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Special Report: 2013 Category Colonel Awards

Stability The Hallmark of Category Colonels

July 3, 2013

When the beginning of the year rolls around, and voting opens for the next installment of PLBuyer’s Category Colonels awards, there are a few things you know you can count on.


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Stability The Hallmark of Category Colonels

June 13, 2013

When the beginning of the year rolls around, and voting opens for the next installment of PLBuyer’s Category Colonels awards, there are a few things you know you can count on.


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Special Report - 2012 Catergory Colonel Awards

Readers At The Heart Of Category Colonels' Success

July 18, 2012

It’s difficult to get a real sense of how important a flagship contest like the Category Colonels is until you see the reaction of winners in person.


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Vote Today-The Colonel Commands You!

March 26, 2012
For the last 12 years, PLBuyer’s Category Colonel Awards have presented private label suppliers with deserved recognition for being the “VERY BEST” at what they do. 
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2011 Category Colonel Awards

August 16, 2011
  Retailers Salute Private Label Colonels   There is no stronger endorsement than to be formally recognized by your customers and the industry you serve. That alone makes the PLBuyer
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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.

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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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