Cereal

Breakfast, cereal mix, granola, grits, hot cereal, instant, muesli, oatmeal, oats and ready-to-eat (RTE)

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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.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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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Market Force Study Says 96 Percent of Consumers Buy Private Label Groceries

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Nearly all consumers buy private label products when grocery shopping, according to a new study of 6,600 consumers conducted by Market Force Information.


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Post Set To Add Private Label Business

By Chris Freeman
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When Post Holdings conducted a call Monday to announce its quarterly earnings, it also was the company’s first public comment since announcing a deal to buy private label and branded businesses from Hearthside Food Solutions for $158 billion in cash.


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Post Moves Into Private Label Snacks After Hearthside Acquisition

By Chris Freeman
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Post Holdings announced Thursday that it would buy the private label and branded cereal, granola, and snacks businesses of Hearthside Food Solutions.


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Original Flavor Instant Oatmeal

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Simple Truth Organic Original Flavor Instant Oatmeal has been relaunched from the former brand Private Selection.


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Category Insights: Breakfast Foods

Rise and Shine

PLBuyer takes a look at the private label products that make up what a new Mintel report says is a 19 percent share of breakfast foods sales, with dollar sales up 4.3 percent from 2011.
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As National School Breakfast Week occurs this month (March 4-8), undoubtedly many parents will contemplate how important breakfast is for their children and themselves.


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H-E-B Cereal Box Design Contest

H-E-B will use kid-created design
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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H-E-B will will use a kid-created design for its H-E-B Toasted Oats and H-E-B Honey Nut Toasted Oats cereals.


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Cereal Weakness Hurts Ralcorp Earnings

By Chris Freeman
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St. Louis-based private label food maker Ralcorp Holdings Inc. said Wednesday that sales at its cereal products business fell 10 percent in the third quarter, leaving the company just shy of analysts’ expectations for the quarter.


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Ralcorp Announces Restructuring

By Chris Freeman
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St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings Inc. on Wednesday announced that it has begun a strategic restructuring program that will create a single center-store private label food company, providing pretax savings of $26 million to $31 million in fiscal 2013.


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June 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include salmon burgers, stuffed flatbreads, BBQ sauce, maple crunch spread, oatmeal, microwave-in-bag potatoes, flavored coffee, chicken tikka masala, and more.

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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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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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August 2014

The August 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on non-food grocery items, as well as category insights on store brand spreads, healthcare, and personal care. Check it out today!

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