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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.
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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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Retailer of the Year: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods, the 2014 PLBuyer Retailer of the Year, continues to make unprecedented moves in its private labels and overall branding, fueling growth.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Whole Foods Market might only currently sit at No. 30 on the PLBuyer Top 35 Private Label Retailers list, but this landmark retailer continues to make moves that will add significant momentum to its business—most notably in the areas of private label and overall retailer branding.


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Following The Buzz

Health and Value Through Private Label

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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By now, many of you may have forsaken your New Year’s resolutions or, if they involved proclamations of healthier living, perhaps put them off until spring when the weather reminds you of approaching beach trips and bathing suits.


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Store Brand Packaging Strategies

The right packaging choice is integral to galvanizing private label product success - and branding.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Never underestimate the importance of packaging in private label. It’s often the first point of communication with shoppers, relaying a vital brand identity—a valid point regardless of the respective tier of private label, from value to national brand equivalent (NBE) and national brand better (NBB).


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PLMA Review - Exclusives

PLMA 2013 - Reflecting Our Culture of Convenience

PLMA offered insight into the many initiatives driving store brand business forward, including cultural influences, convenience and the ongoing balance of value and premium.
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PLMA’s 2014 Private Label Trade Show has come and gone, effectively energizing this industry through myriad conversations centered on strategies for the future, sampling and discussion of the scores of interesting new products profiled on the expo floor, and the insight conveyed by educational sessions and other speakers.


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Arylessence Predicts Nine Private Label Fragrance Styles for 2014

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Arylessence predicts nine fragrance styles that will stimulate consumer interest in ‘sensory-driven’ brands in private label in 2014.


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Walmart Expands Private Label Portfolio with Great Value Naturals

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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On Friday, Walmart announced the introduction of Great Value Naturals, a new private label line of all-natural cleaning products. 


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Category Insights: Baking Products

Home Bakers Choosing Private Label

As recession-strapped shoppers made more baked goods at home, they found quality and value in private label products.
By Chris Freeman
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When shoppers are looking to bake at home, private label is one of the first places they appear to turn.


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Private Eye: Laundry & Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in cleaning and laundry products.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Detergents are a $7 billion category, with private label holding a 4.4 percent dollar share and a 6.7 percent unit share (1.4 billion units), according to Nielsen records compiled for the 2012 PLMA Private Label Yearbook.


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Category Review: Oils, Vinegars & Dressings

Trimming the Fat

By Delia Flores
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Better for you benefits expected to be at the heart of growth in private label oils, vinegars and dressings.


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August 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products are organic coffee, hatch green chili tzatziki, cultured soy, kernel cooking oils, snack seasoning, thin Swiss cheese, tea and lemonade blend, crispy fish shapes, mole rojo braising sauce, sausage & cheese pita pocket, and chicken club pizza.

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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.

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

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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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