Warehouse/Club

Stores with typically large formats often requiring annual membership fees with primary emphasis on limited selection of bulk/wholesale quantities in a wide range of product categories.

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Warehouse/Club Update

The top three warehouse/club stores in the United States show varying degrees of private label strength as overall growth continues.

While some consumers might write off household shopping as one more errand to squeeze into their busy day, warehouse club stores thrive on offering their shoppers “the thrill of the hunt,” turning otherwise-routine shopping trips into treasure hunts for bulk bargains.


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Focus on Digital

Digital Disconnect in Club Channel

More than any other channel, warehouse/club boils down to a clear “big 3” leaders. For each, their digital marketing strategies effectively handle the “blocking and tackling”—maintaining active social profiles with quality content and providing extras like mobile applications.


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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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Consumers Rate Costco, Publix, and Whole Foods Market Best for Store Brands

When compared to other retailers, 63 percent of store brand buyers were “very satisfied” with their purchase at Costco, putting the retailer in first place for satisfaction out of 25 retailers, according to a survey conducted by Consumer Edge Insight. 

 


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Cover Story

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.

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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Cover Story: Warehouse Club Report

Big Box Mania

PLBuyer takes a deeper look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the U.S.

A deep look at the three largest warehouse club stores in the United States: Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s.


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Focus on Retailers: Smart and Final

Smart And Final Revamps Value Tier Brand

Retailer taking advantage of expanded format stores to add private label products.

Smart and Final has been taking advantage of expanded-format stores to add private label products.


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PLMA Yearbook Shows Slower Growth In 2012

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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BJ’s Wholesale Club Launches Generation Earth

BJ’s Wholesale Club said last week it added a new private label line to its portfolio, an environmentally friendly line called Generation Earth.


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Costco CFO Says Private Label Share Increasing

In announcing earnings for the company’s fiscal third quarter, Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti was asked about the potential future growth of the company’s Kirkland Signature private label line.


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October 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products are seasonings, Greek yogurt dip, seaweed snack, mushrooms, candy, shredded cheese, chocolate, broth, ice cream bars, salad topper, and wine.

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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October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes new perspectives on produce, as well as category insights on pasta, rice, and potatoes. Check it out today!

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