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IDDBA Trend Takeaways—Retailer Branding Through Value

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Building value-driven attributes into store brand perishables lines can boost variety and selection, doing much to build shopper loyalty and repeat purchase.


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PLBuyer Index: Days of Moderation and Balance

Rapid growth slows somewhat possibly indicating the beginning of a period of moderation
By Nikki Baird
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April’s 2014 4-week period that closed on April 20 give a fairly complete glimpse of how private label faired during the Easter holiday shopping period.


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Specialty Grocery Branding

The specialty grocery channel grows increasingly competitive as sales skyrocket.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Specialty grocery stores operating in gourmet, natural and organic product areas—and typically a tactical combination of all three—continue to capture more retail market share.


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Store Brand Dairy Delights

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover new dairy details, pitting private label vs. national brands.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Private label dairy products like whole milk and natural shredded cheese remain behemoths of the industry, with options easily found in almost any store.


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Private Label Cheese Makes its Mark

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Select aspects of product positioning can help private label continue to slice into a greater share of the cheese market, including highlighting state of origin and quality metrics.


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PLBuyer Index: Private Label and Looming Food Price Increases

Retailers are poised to make higher price increases than national brands, but will inflation hamper or help?
By Nikki Baird
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In the last week of March, the USDA revised its forecast of consumer prices related to food, anticipating that the relatively low levels of price inflation seen in 2013 would end, and 2014 would see inflation return to more “historical“ levels (as longs as there are no unusual weather events during the major growing season).


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Origin Food Group Offers Private Label Dairy

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 Origin Food Group, based in Statesville, N.C., manufactures value-added dairy products for private-label and contract manufacturing accounts, as well as own branded cultured dairy foods and beverages.


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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: January 2014

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This month’s new non-food products include a Pet Latch, Cheddar Blasts pet food and narrow neck PET bottles.


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Category Insights: Dairy

Daring Private Label Dairy

High shares and new trends make the case for private label expansion in the dairy case.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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"In the private label world, dairy has always been the leader,” said Alan Hiebert, senior education coordinator for the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA).


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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.

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.

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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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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