Grocery

Stores of varying formats with primary emphasis on a moderate to wide selection and range of traditional grocery categories, but can also offer prescription drugs, personal care, and more.

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Consumers Clamor for Multipurpose Private Label Cleaners

Convenient store brand cleaners that "do-it-all" may win over consumers.

Today’s consumer continues to seek out convenient cleaning products that not only multitask, but provide quick cleanups, such as disposable wipes—while they continue to move away from products designed for labor-intensive cleaning


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Category Insights: Pizza

Private Label Pizza Trends

According to the June 2014 “Pizza—U.S.” report from Mintel, the overall retail pizza market is expected to experience flat sales between 2014 and 2019 due to an anticipated resurgence of visits to pizzerias, as well as carry-out and delivery, in the wake of the slowly recovering U.S. economy.


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U.S. Private Label Excellence

The annually anticipated Top 35 Private Label Retailers list epitomizes U.S. private label strength through innovation and brand-building.

While private label business within the United States continues to moderate, with growth continuing in several key categories, we perennially see a selection of retailers who take private label to the next level.


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Doug's Drift

Opportunities for Store Brand Produce

Safeway went on record back in 2013 stating that over the ensuing decade they would transform into a wellness company that happens to sell food (and one with significantly more reach in the wake of the merger with Albertsons under the corporate umbrella of Cerberus Capital Management).


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The Editors' Table: October 2014

When I decided to go vegetarian in the mid-1990s, options were still pretty limited, and store brand meat and dairy substitutes were pretty much unheard of.


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Private Eye: Store Brand Household Sweep

Our secret shoppers compare Household Products at their local drug, mass merchandiser and grocery retailers.

Each month, PLBuyer sends its secret shoppers out to investigate the prices and promotions of several U.S. retailers and report how each store’s private label brands hold up.


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Category Insight: Pasta/Rice/Potatoes

With pasta and rice already in most pantries across America, the trick for private label is to develop sound strategies to make products stand out.

Stocked in cabinets and pantries across the country, dry goods, such as pasta and rice, are staple items in the American diet. Such high consumption leads consumers to seek out affordable options, which is where private label products step in and offer shoppers their desired savings.


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Private Eye: Freshly Baked Private Brands

Our secret shoppers seek to find if their local retailers' private label bakery products are a great value - or half-baked ideas.

Each month, we send our secret shoppers out to investigate the prices and promotions of several U.S. retailers and report how each store’s private label brands hold up. This month, PLBuyer sent three of its secret shoppers to check out trends in Bakery/Baked Goods.


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Category Insights: Frozen Store Brand Trend Synergies

Not keeping up with trends can lead to stagnation, and Frozen Foods segments like bread, dough and ice cream are facing their fair share of shifts.

A look at select subsets of private label Frozen Foods illustrates the ever-shifting dynamics of shopper preferences for specific types of generally the same foods.


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Category Insight: Healthful Quick Fixes

As health-and-wellness takes a foothold in beverages, the market shifts, spotlighting juice, smoothies and water.

We’ve come a long way from plain juice and water. With the current focus on anytime, anywhere meals, more consumers are looking for a nutritious quick fix in liquid form.


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November 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are Flours, crepes, lollipops, several candy items, pancakes, dip, fish, raisins, pizza, almond milk, peanut butter, and a breakfast bowl.

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 November 2014 cover

November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer - its last issue - includes articles about the retailer as manufacturer and OTC/healthcare items, as well as category insights on pizza and household goods. Check it out today!

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