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Private Label Opportunities for Better-for-You and Affordable Indulgences

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Today’s food climate has shown strong shopper desires for both better-for-you products and affordable indulgences, and opportunities abound for private label.


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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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New Products: April 2014

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This month’s new food products include single-serve coffee, yogurt with toppings, gourmet lollipops, mini cheesecakes, crunchy cheese curls, red & white sour gummis, chocolate truffles, all-natural edamame, natural black tea, and dark chocolate-covered cranberries.


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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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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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The Top 10 Trends in Private Label

Several targeted approaches to product development—including natural, storytelling, nostalgia and more—will help feed private label’s growth across a diverse set of food and non-food categories over the next year and beyond.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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What is your private brand’s story?


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Convenience Ascendant

Today’s convenience store channel is a force to be reckoned with in our ever-competitive retail landscape, but private label still shows significant room for growth.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Store counts are up—approaching 150,000 U.S. units at the end of 2012, per NACS. And store formats are changing, often skewing in favor of larger footprints and clean, modern redesigns.


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PLBuyer Index

PLBuyer Index: Spotlight on Frozen

Frozen category private label merchandise has been doing extremely well on the PLBuyer Index—one of the best categories in terms of overall performance.
By Nikki Baird
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In the dog days of summer, it seems only fair to take a closer look at performance of private label merchandise in the Frozen category.


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Special Report - The Hot List: Food

The Hot List, March 2013

PLBuyer takes a look at the food and beverage categories that saw dollar sales increase by at least 10 percent in 2012.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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PLBuyer’s 2013 Food Hot List includes food and beverage categories that saw dollar sales across supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains increase at least 10 percent during the 52 weeks ending Dec. 30, 2012.


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Category Insights: Bakery

Private Label Helping Find Fresh Choices In Bakeries

Breads, rolls, desserts gaining share at retail bakeries in past year.
By Chris Freeman
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Private label foods have made steady inroads around the perimeters of stores, in areas from deli counters to seafood.


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July 2014 New Food Products

This month’s new food products include coffee, energy bars, healthy pizza for kids, specialty sauces, Greek yogurt dip, gelato, puffed grain snacks, snack seasonings, and much 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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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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