Tactics

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ARTICLES

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Omnichannel: The New Path to Purchase

Omnichannel poses multiple challenges—and significant opportunities for private label.
April 1, 2014

Omnichannel is one of the hottest topics in retail today. Econsultancy describes it as “an integrated sales experience that melds the advantages of physical stores with the information-rich experience of online shopping.”


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Thinking Inside the Box: Cross Channel Time

March 1, 2014

Say “cross channel” to anyone in Europe, and their first thought always used to be someone is going to either swim from France to England, or vice versa.


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Focus on Digital: Why Store Brand Retail Should Go Mobile

February 3, 2014

Just when we thought we were beginning to understand the online retail experience, it is evolving again.


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Thinking Inside the Box

Private Label vs. Store Brand?

January 2, 2014

I have taught two of my university courses (on two different continents) in “PL Marketing, Product Development and Strategy” and was challenged from several different sources (manufacturer, retailer, marketer, publisher, analyst) about the use of the term “label,” as in “private label.”


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Thinking Inside the Box

Strategic Seasonal Store Brand Sales

December 2, 2013

Many of us are over Christmas trading already. What many retailers had in the stores is already gone. Is that a good place to be in?


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Focus on Digital

Where Technology Is Leading Private Label

December 2, 2013

Bill Gates once said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.”


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Following the Buzz

Private Brands Contest Roundup

December 2, 2013

Last December, I took a look at some of the contests retailers were running. With this issue arriving on the heels of PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Trade Show, it seems like a good idea to take another look, while the buzz and excitement for promoting private label products is still in high gear.


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Exclusives: Consumer Survey

Has Private Label’s Power Peaked?

How can retailers improve their private label business, positioning their store brands for renewed growth and consumer interest?
November 6, 2013

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.


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Thinking Inside the Box

Store Brand Guru Dave Nichol Remembered

November 6, 2013

Last month, many of us were mourning the loss of Dave Nichol, a pioneer and giant in our industry. So what has that got to do with Jimmy Fallon and Co.? I’ll get to that.


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Focus on Digital

Will We Burst the Store Brand Bubble?

November 6, 2013

Store brands have seen breathtaking growth in recent years. In 2012, sales surpassed $108 billion and unit share climbed over 21 percent, according to PLMA and Nielsen.


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Multimedia

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April 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month's new non-food products include sunscreen bands, makeup remover, lip balm, jumbo cotton balls, healing ointment, and a shelf-management system for better merchandising.

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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THE MAGAZINE

Private Label Buyer Magazine

PLB April 2014 cover

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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