Candy

Bars, brittle, chewing gum, chews, chocolate, confections, gumdrops, gummies, hard, licorice, marshmallows, panned, sugar-free, taffy and toffee.

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New Products: May 2014

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This month’s new food products include freekah, Iceade beverage, snacks, pies, white chocolate, lobster bisque, artichokes, ground coffee, breakfast sandwiches, bread, baby food, water, and cashews.


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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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New Products: February 2014

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This month’s new food products include chai tea, red and green tortilla chips, Colby Jack cheese cracker cuts, chicken breast tenders, spinach tortillas and Belgian chocolate cups.


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New Products: December 2013

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This month’s new non-food products include Regenerating Eye Lifting Serum, Sensitive Skin Soap Bars, Cheddar Pet Food, Freezer-Grade Rollstock, and Cardboard Bottles.


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New Products: November 2013

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This month’s new food products include all-natural fruit snacks, seafood cocktail sauce, organic chocolate, waters in glass bottles, pound cake, pretzel dogs, natural lollipops, “lite” caffeine coffee capsules, break & bake cookie dough, strawberry banana gelatin snacks, combo pack mini muffins, six cheese pizza and autumn roast ground coffee.


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Category Insights: Snacks & Candy

Craveable Store Brand Snacks and Candy

Private label chips, nuts, and candy offer boundless potential in terms of new flavors—and packaging design.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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There’s no doubt about it—snacking continues to grow in America. While some consumers seek out healthy snacks, others still rely on old standards like potato chips, looking for new flavors to spice things up.


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New Products: September 2013

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This month’s new food products include individual specialty chocolates, gourmet sauces and spices, French lemonades, organic grain and legume soups, ice-cream sandwiches, stuffed jalapeño peppers, multigrain instant hot cereal, marinara sauce, five-cheese garlic toast, jumbo gumballs, and British-style black tea.


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PRAIM Adds Private Label Division; Exhibiting At Sweets & Snacks Expo

By Jamie Grill-Goodman

The National Confectioners Association’s Sweets & Snacks Expo will take place May 21-23 at McCormick Place in Chicago. If you’re planning to check out the more than 3 acres of candy and snacks, make sure to stop by booth 1380 to try chocolate from PRAIM Group, a food licensing, marketing and distribution company.


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Cover Story: Private Label Candy

Private Label Chocolate, Candy Stands Up To Competition

Premium chocolates, better-tasting gums help retailers brand themselves and increase sales.
By Chris Freeman and Crystal Lindell -- Candy Industry
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In the past, private-label candy usually meant confections that didn’t have a national branded presence, such as orange slices, ball gums, starlight mints, gummi bears and circus peanuts.


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Cherry Flavored Giant Lollipop

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Savings With A Smile Cherry Flavored Giant Lollipop is artificially flavored.


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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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