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We’re in the midst of the winter holidays, so it’s that time of year to start looking back at the year behind us in anticipation of what the next year will bring.
Does an improving economy mean a downturn in private label sales? Not necessarily. However, recent research from Perception Research Services (PRS) suggests some potential softening in select categories after years of steady growth.
For the four weeks ending September 8, 2013, the PLBuyer Index climbed to 101.6, up from last month’s rating of 99.7 (a score of 100.0 translates as a flat market).
The private label business in the United States continues to accelerate, growing in diversity and focus. While consolidation ever changes the look of the playing field, U.S. retailers clearly see the strength in promotion and development of their store brands.
Consumers are already accustomed to shopping online. But does that level of acceptance translate over to grocery items—and particularly store brand products?
One of the key categories delivering positive results in the PLBuyer Index this month is Deli.
Soap was a more than $4 billion category for the latest 52 weeks ending July 14, 2013, up 2 percent, according to IRI data.
Today, customer experiences are vital to bringing shoppers into physical stores—and to keep them coming back.
Last year I bought a juicer. I’d been hearing about juicing everywhere and decided it was time to see for myself if this was truly the magic path to a healthier life.
In the dog days of summer, it seems only fair to take a closer look at performance of private label merchandise in the Frozen category.