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Bright Spots in Store Brand Cosmetics

Points of struggle and strength avail themselves in cosmetics
June 30, 2014

As private label struggles to gain traction in the cosmetics category, retailers are offering high-functioning and distinctive store brand products to remain competitive.


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PLBuyer Index: Days of Moderation and Balance

Rapid growth slows somewhat possibly indicating the beginning of a period of moderation
June 30, 2014

April’s 2014 4-week period that closed on April 20 give a fairly complete glimpse of how private label faired during the Easter holiday shopping period.


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Category Insights: Paper Products

Category Insight: Unique Private Label Paper

A focus on quality, innovative designs and national-brand-better performance helps private label paper products soar
June 30, 2014

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.


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Category Insight: Private Label Bakery Rising

May 29, 2014

Baked goods are alive and well in retail, but distinct factors are driving individual segments.


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Category Insight: Store Brand Coffee & Tea - Caffeinated Convenience

Single-cup coffee, refrigerated RTD drinks and instant tea are the buzz in caffeinated beverages.
May 29, 2014

If convenience is a primary theme of private label this year, coffee and tea could easily be main characters.


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Category Insights: Snacks

Store Brand Snack Culture

Store brand snacks like cookies and salty snacks are currently seeing growth through diversification.
May 1, 2014

While talk around better-for-you foods continues, a mix of healthy—and less-healthy—snacks is still popular in the snack category.


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Private Label Products Hot List - Food

Snacks, meal replacements, sugar-free, coffee and convenience all factored into the top dollar sales gains for private label in 2013.
May 1, 2014

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. 


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PLBuyer Index

2014's Private Label Early Winners and Losers

Private label and national brands raised prices, with private label showing a greater relative increase - and share of units did not fall.
April 1, 2014
As we settle into 2014, we turn the corner on the first complete year of the PLBuyer Index; our first reported period ended back in February 24, 2013.  

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Category Insights—Store Brand Breakfast Is Served

When it comes to breakfast, private label hasn’t been resting on its laurels—but innovation must continue in order to see more category penetration.
March 1, 2014

The morning meal remains a hotly contested segment in food today, with restaurants and retailers continually battling for more share of stomach.


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PLBuyer Index

Holiday Brand Massacre or Private Label’s Big Price Move?

Private label excelled in 2013, but ends the year with a whimper.
March 1, 2014

Overall, private label had an excellent year. Over the 52-week rolling period, private label share of revenue is up over the prior period, and most of that was achieved by raising prices without losing substantial share in unit sales.


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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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