OTC/Healthcare

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

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Top Cosmetics and OTC/Healthcare Trends

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Cosmetics and OTC/Healthcare trend insight for future private label product development ideas.


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Drug Channel Update

Pivotal private label moves by the top three chain drug stores charts pathways for future growth.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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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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The Editors' Table: August 2014

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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When it comes to Personal Care, once I find a product I like, I stick with it—for a long time. For as long as I can remember, I bought one kind of national brand razor and cartridges.


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Category Insight: Challenges and Champions of Store Brand Healthcare

Private label shows strong performances—and significant promise in several OTC/Healthcare segments.
By Barbara T. Nessinger
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The OTC/Healthcare category includes a tremendous range of products—and shoppers often have a strong preference for private label in these product areas.


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The Hot List: Non-Food

Forward-trending store brand products to watch
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Over 80 segments made the cut for this year’s Hot List for non-food products, with some new items of interest surfacing, and others jockeying up and down through the ranks.


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DIY Empowerment Through Store Brands

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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DIY (“do it yourself”) as an ethic and movement has a long and storied history, perhaps tracing roots back to ancient Greek-Italian cultures in southern Italy who constructed elaborate, high-end IKEA-like buildings complete with coded symbols on the end of the mass-produced, interconnecting parts illustrating assembly details—groundwork and inspiration for private label long before A&P began pivotal branding its own baking powder in the late 19th century.


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Take Two and 'Like' Me in the Morning

By Jim Wisner
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For most shoppers, a lot of the products they buy are choices—no one needs a pint of ice cream. However, when it comes to health care, many products fall under the scope of “needs.”


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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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Private Eye: OTC

Cold Season Approaches

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to find out what’s happening in the OTC aisles.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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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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August 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month’s featured new non-food products are congestion relief tablets, foaming hand soap and nail polish.

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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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Private Label Buyer Magazine

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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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