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Convenience Channel Update

According to NACS (the National Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing), the U.S. convenience store industry currently consists of over 150,000 stores that account for nearly $700 billion in sales.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Apart from 7-Eleven—which maintains a strong national (and international) presence—the C-store channel today is highly regionalized.


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International Store Brand Inspirations

Myriad retailers around the world merit study as U.S. companies seek creative approaches for growing their store brand businesses
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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As any cultural anthropologist worth their salt will tell you, the highly nuanced historical relationship between human societies and their surrounding environments factors greatly into evolutionary progress. In much the same way, the catalysts driving private label retail growth within key retail organizations in various countries around the world has created playing fields with distinctions—and category penetration—not yet seen in the United States.


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New Products: July 2014

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


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Defining Specialty Foods

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Mike Post, director of retail sales for Trailblazer Foods, dishes on what differentiates "traditional" from "specialty" with an eye toward private label interest.


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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: 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: Refrigerated

Hot Trends from the Cold Case

Prepared entrées, soups and sandwiches help retailers compete with restaurants, while refrigerated sides, sauces and more offer points of differentiation from their shelf-stable counterparts.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The prepared foods segment promises great things for retail in the coming years.


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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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New Products: October 2013

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This month’s new non-food products include holographic label materials and reclosure film facestocks.


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Category Insights: Condiments, Spreads and Sauces

Expanded Flavors, Healthier Versions To Drive Future Sales

Condiments, sauces and spreads expected to gain share slowly as consumers seek new and different tastes.
By Chris Freeman
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Condiment sales have grown steadily over the past five years, and private label suppliers say the continued success of sales will be in expanded flavor profiles and healthier ingredients.


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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.

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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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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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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