Drug

Stores with typically small to medium formats with primary emphasis on prescription drugs and OTC/healthcare, personal care and cosmetics, but can also offer a range of grocery products and/or foodservice.

ARTICLES

Private Eye: Personal Care Potential

Our secret shoppers demonstrate how encouraging product sampling might increase store brand Personal Care penetration
June 30, 2014

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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Retail Branding Through Foodservice

In-store foodservice provides a distinct opportunity to bolster retailer branding - and drive revenue growth.
May 1, 2014

Retailers today have begun to morph into lifestyle-based extensions of their shoppers—they aspire to become regular destinations, meeting myriad needs, and are evolving into brands themselves.


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Doug's Drift

Big-Picture Branding

March 1, 2014

Retailers are quickly evolving into more than just a means to an end—well beyond simple transaction—and the captivating aspect of that picture is lifestyle branding.


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Top 35 Private Label Retailers

U.S. retail giant Walmart again leads the private brand pack on our exclusive annual Top 35 list—one that saw some significant shifts.
October 2, 2013

The private label business in the United States continues to accelerate, growing in diversity and focus. While consolidation ever changes the look of the playing field, U.S. retailers clearly see the strength in promotion and development of their store brands.


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Hillary Clinton Talks at NACDS Total Store Expo

August 12, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed attendees at the 2013 NACDS Total Store Expo. 


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Loblaw To Buy Shoppers Drug Mart

July 15, 2013

Loblaw announced Monday morning that it would buy Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4 billion in cash and stock, uniting the largest grocery chain in Canada with the largest drugstore chain.


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New Private Label Nonprofit To Launch At NACDS

July 10, 2013

A new nonprofit group, Marketing Opportunities Roundtable Events (MORE) for Private Brand, hopes to help promote cross-channel marketing opportunities in today’s private label industry.


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Destination Walgreens

Through its new and revitalized private label lines – and its combined Well Experience and flagship store concepts – Walgreens is smartly positioned to cater to the multifaceted needs of today’s consumer.
July 3, 2013

Walgreens, based in Deerfield, Ill., is the largest drug retailer in the United States. And once the company completes the second step of its transaction with multinational health and beauty group Alliance Boots, it will become the largest drug retailer in the world.


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PLMA Yearbook Shows Slower Growth In 2012

June 27, 2013

Private label growth slowed in 2012 but still outpaced national brands, according to Nielsen data compiled for the PLMA 2012 Private Label Yearbook.


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Kroger Dives Into Whole Store Private Label

June 20, 2013

For the first time, Kroger discussed private label share of its whole store during remarks Thursday after the release of fiscal 2013 first quarter results.


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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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