Personal Care

Bath, body, body wash, cologne, cotton, deodorant, eye care, eyeglasses, feminine hygiene, foot care, fragrance, hair care, lotion, nail care, oral care, perfume, shaving cream, skin care and soap.

ARTICLES

PLBuyer Index: Cautious Moves and More Rollercoaster Rides

HBC posts some incremental progress while private label faces questions about consistency.
By Nikki Baird
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Our most-recent 4-week period closed on June 15, providing our first hints into the summer season and private label’s opportunities.


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Natural & Organic Personal Care Branding

By Barbara T. Nessinger
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Natural products are here to stay, and Personal Care products have jumped firmly on that bandwagon.


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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: Private Label Personal Care

Analysis of private label Personal Care yields some noteworthy trends.
By Barbara T. Nessinger
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According to IRI, two areas show strong performance—and ongoing potential—for private label within the Personal Care category: male-specific Personal Care products like deodorant and hair color, as well as skin care products like lotions and liquid soaps/sanitizers.


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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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Private Eye: Personal Care Potential

Our secret shoppers demonstrate how encouraging product sampling might increase store brand Personal Care penetration
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Each month, we send out secret shoppers located in various parts of the country to investigate the real-world promotional and merchandising tactics employed by retailers across multiple channels.


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New Products: March 2014

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Check out the new non-food and food products for March.


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New Products: December 2013

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This month’s new non-food products include Regenerating Eye Lifting Serum, Sensitive Skin Soap Bars, Cheddar Pet Food, Freezer-Grade Rollstock, and Cardboard 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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IMAGE GALLERIES

August 2014 New Non-Food Products

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

July 2014 New Non-Food Products

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

June 2014 New Non-Food Products

This month’s new non-food products include no-rinse lotions, pouch packaging, and jars for household and personal care products.

EVENTS

Wabel Household & Personal Care Summit

10/16/14
Hilton Hotel Paris Charles de Gaulle
Paris
France

The Wabel Household & Personal care Summit, Europe’s leading event for private label suppliers and buyers, will open its doors on October 16th, at the Hilton Hotel Paris Charles de Gaulle.

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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

PLB September 2014 cover

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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