How Popular Are Private Label Brands?

by Broad Street | Published 02/12/2016 | Licensing News, Private Label

The recently-concluded Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) show in Chicago saw an uptick in private label/store brands/own brands products in categories like deli, dairy and fresh bakery, a change that will pose challenges, both for national and licensed food & beverage brands. A study of 800 consumers by Surveylab (paid for by PLMA) concluded that […]

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Is Private Label Waning?

by Broad Street | Published 02/08/2016 | Consumer Trends and Habits, Opinion, Private Label

If the new study results released by The Integer Group are any guide, Americans’ flirtation with Private Label that spiked during the Great Recession may be over. While European consumers generally prefer store brands to national ones, Americans have had a love affair with national brands going back to when manufacturers started “branding” to make […]

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The End of the A&P Brand?

by Broad Street | Published 12/02/2015 | Acquisitions, Grocery Stores, Private Label

Hilco Streambank sells off other folks’ assets. They’re taking bids for the A&P brand, including the Pathmark and Waldbaum’s banners and private label brands that include America’s Choice and Live Better. It’s a sad end to a great store that was the pioneer in the grocery business in America with over 15,000 stores, something we […]

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Private Label’s Dirty Little Secret

by Broad Street | Published 07/20/2015 | Government Regulation, Grocery Stores, Private Label

Another food recall for pathogens has shed some light on Private Label’s dirty little secret: you don’t really know who’s making it. Nearly 2 million pounds of Aspen Foods frozen chicken products that possibly are contaminated with salmonella are being recalled by the USDA‘s Food Safety & Inspection Service. Salmonella enteritidis is a very common food […]

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