OTC/Healthcare

Antacids, cold, cough, creams, medicine, ear care, first aid, homeopathic, incontinence, laxatives, nasal care, nutritional supplements, ointments, pain remedies and vitamins.

ARTICLES

International Store Brand Inspirations

Myriad retailers around the world merit study as U.S. companies seek creative approaches for growing their store brand businesses
June 30, 2014

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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Private Eye: OTC

Cold Season Approaches

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in the OTC aisles.
October 2, 2013

Private label cough syrup rose more than 16 percent to almost $127 million, with a 36 percent share of the category, according to SymphonyIRI Group data for the latest 52 weeks ending August 11, 2013.


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Following The Buzz

Cold Season Heats Up

October 2, 2013

The kids are back to school and the fall air has brought an end to summer. While we have the holidays to look forward to, another more dreaded thing is on the horizon—cold season.


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New Study Sheds Light On Private Label OTC Purchases

July 15, 2013

A new study by Market Strategies International, “CPG Qualitative Research: Exploring Private Label vs. Branded OTC” April 2013, finds consumers are strongly aware of specific national brands as well as private label brands in all OTC categories studied in the report.


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Guest Commentary

Plenty Of Opportunities For Retailers In VMS

Vitamins, minerals, supplements set for future growth.
July 3, 2013

We’re not yet out of the woods with a recovery from what is being called “The Great Recession.” Economists and other pundits watch all the indicators looking for any sign of good or bad news; the same set of data often elicits some of each.


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Special Report - The Hot List: Non-Food

The Hot List, May 2013

PLBuyer takes a look at the non-food categories that saw dollar sales increase by at least 10 percent in 2012.
May 10, 2013

PLBuyer’s 2013 Non-Food Hot List includes private label non-food 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 in 2012.


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BestSweet Rebrands As BestCo

May 6, 2013

BestSweet announced Monday that it would change its name and brand to BestCo to reflect its growth since its founding 37 years ago.


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Sleep Aid

April 18, 2013

Well at Walgreens Wal-Sleep Z Sleep Aid is used for the relief of occasional sleeplessness, and helps to reduces time to fall asleep.


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Cover Story: Chain Drugstore Report

Destination Drugstore

PLBuyer takes a deeper look at the top three drugstore retailers in the U.S.
April 9, 2013

Drugstore retailers have come a long way. Today's drugstore is a total shopping destination that includes an array of private label products from premium food and beauty care to environmentally friendly merchandise and pharmacy services backed by OTC products.


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Exclusives - Consumer Survey

Shoppers Say Quality Better, Buying Habits Will Remain

Benchmark survey shows private label expected to hold share even if economy improves in 2013.
April 8, 2013

 Drugstore retailers should be wary of the discounts they offer on over-the-counter pharmaceuticals in their private label products, according to a new survey conducted exclusively for PLBuyer by Consumer Science. 


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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.

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

PLB July 2014 cover

July 2014

The July 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on changing retail dynamics as well as category insights on store brand cosmetics and paper products. Check it out today!

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