Snacks

Chips, cookies, crackers, dried fruit, fruit snacks, granola bars, gelatin, jerky, meat snacks, mixes, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, pudding, puffs, refrigerated, rice cakes, seeds, shelf stable, snack bars, and more.

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U.S. Private Label Excellence

The annually anticipated Top 35 Private Label Retailers list epitomizes U.S. private label strength through innovation and brand-building.

While private label business within the United States continues to moderate, with growth continuing in several key categories, we perennially see a selection of retailers who take private label to the next level.


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Drug Channel Update

Pivotal private label moves by the top three chain drug stores charts pathways for future growth.

Last year’s Top 35 Private Label Retailers list included the top three drug store chains in the United States: CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. CVS took the highest position at No. 4, with estimated 2012 private label sales of $21.4 billion.


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New Products: July 2014

This month’s featured new non-food product is specialty printed wooden stick cotton swabs.


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

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

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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Category Insights: Snacks

Store Brand Snack Culture

Store brand snacks like cookies and salty snacks are currently seeing growth through diversification.

While talk around better-for-you foods continues, a mix of healthy—and less-healthy—snacks is still popular in the snack category.


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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.

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: April 2014

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: February 2014

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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Private Eye: Store Brand Snack Attack

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening with snacks.

Private label nutritional snacks/trail mixes was up 16 percent to $425 million with a 32 percent share, according to SymphonyIRI Group data for the latest 52 weeks ending December 1, 2013.


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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.

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.

April 2014 New Food Products

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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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.

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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November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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