Category Colonels Awards

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

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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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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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The 2014 Category Colonel Awards—New & Improved!

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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

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 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

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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

By Chris Freeman
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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

By Chris Freeman
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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!

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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

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  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 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

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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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September 2014

The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

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