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Stores of varying formats and product categories with primary emphasis on value pricing.

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ALDI and Lidl Seek Private Label and National Brand Balance

By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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Every retail dynamic—dialed down to organization, channel, region, current and aspirational shopper demographics, etc.—has an inherently advantageous mix of private label and national brands in every category. But hitting that sweet spot is rarely a result of happenstance—and it rarely stands still.


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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

Store Brand Dairy Delights

Our secret shoppers head to their local retailers to discover new dairy details, pitting private label vs. national brands.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Private label dairy products like whole milk and natural shredded cheese remain behemoths of the industry, with options easily found in almost any store.


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In & Out of the Box

Beware the Race to the Bottom

By Tom Stephens
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The world is full of examples of cutting costs to try to maintain a competitive edge that do not work long-term.


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Evolution of the Discount Channel

Savings and successful private label programs at discount retailers have shown a worthwhile value to many—paving the way for expansion in the discount channel in 2014.
By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Unlike many retail stores, brick-and-mortar shops in the discount channel have been able to successfully evolve during hard economic times—so much so, in fact, to the point that many of the discount retailers are announcing expansion in 2014.


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Focus on Digital: Madness Can Be a Sane Choice For Engaging Promotions

By Jim Wisner
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As we escape the cold, wintery doldrums of February, March brings the promise of spring, warmer weather and the unshakable grip of one of America’s greatest pastimes: the office March Madness pool.


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Category Insights—Store Brand Breakfast Is Served

When it comes to breakfast, private label hasn’t been resting on its laurels—but innovation must continue in order to see more category penetration.
By Douglas J. Peckenpaugh
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The morning meal remains a hotly contested segment in food today, with restaurants and retailers continually battling for more share of stomach.


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Following The Buzz

Health and Value Through Private Label

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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By now, many of you may have forsaken your New Year’s resolutions or, if they involved proclamations of healthier living, perhaps put them off until spring when the weather reminds you of approaching beach trips and bathing suits.


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Family Dollar Stores Promote Reiser to CMO; President and COO Bloom Leaves

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Family Dollar Stores, Inc. today announced that it has promoted Jason Reiser to the position of executive vice president - chief merchandising officer.


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Dollar General Edges Out Walmart in Kantar Retail Price Point Survey

By Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Dollar General tops Kantar Retail’s opening price point survey, narrowly beating out Walmart Supercenter, with private labels having a more significant impact than before. 


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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.

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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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August 2014

The August 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes articles on non-food grocery items, as well as category insights on store brand spreads, healthcare, and personal care. Check it out today!

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