Latest from Topco, Wegmans, D&W, H-E-B

What’s the latest in private brands? In this video, you’ll hear about limited-time lemon cookies from Topco Associates; cave-aged cheese at Wegmans; free seasonings from D&W Fresh Market, and cosmetic supplies from H-E-B.

Store Brands Post Continued Sales Growth

Store brand dollar share rose to a record 18.8%, while unit share moved up to 20.5%, a new high for both. Plus, store brand dollar sales jumped 8.2% in the first half of this year. Maureen Donoghue shares these and other just-released sales results in a special report.

Analyst Robert Moskow Shares Grocery Forecast

SNAP cuts, higher interest rates and other factors will affect grocery consumer demand this year, says Robert Moskow, a long-time Wall Street analyst in the grocery space. Moskow says 2023 represents an unprecedented opportunity for store brands, predicting continued double-digit sales growth.  He also shares his forecast for the CPI for food and much more.

New Categories Added to this Year's Nominations

PLMA is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Private Label Hall of Fame. Presented by PLMA and Store Brands magazine, the Hall of Fame recognizes retailers, manufacturers, and many others who have made significant contributions to the store brand industry. Hear from PLMA President Peggy Davies and Greg Sleter, Executive Editor at Store Brands magazine, as they reveal new categories that have been added to this year’s nomination form. The deadline to nominate has been extended to January 31. Click here to view video.

Albertsons' SVP Shares Vision for Private Brand Success

Brandon Brown, SVP, Own Brands at Albertsons Cos., provides an insider perspective on private brands. Hear his insights on how store brands should lead instead of follow. Plus, learn the secret ingredient in connecting to customers while developing new products. Brown discusses Albertsons’ new Signature Select Mix + Max frozen meal solution – and reveals his favorite item in the supermarket. Watch Maureen Donoghue’s interview with Brown here.

Navigating Private Brands in Today’s Economy

Despite significant improvements in the economy, there have been challenges reaching the 2% inflation rate target. What does this mean for the economy? Arjun Chakravarti, Managing Partner at Cogknition Analytics, explains this and more. Chakravarti shares his expertise on navigating sticky prices and cautious consumer confidence. Find out who is spending and on what and how - and what's coming in the next few years.

Top Takeaways and Highlights from Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference

An impressive crowd of retailers, manufacturers and industry experts convened in San Antonio for PLMA’s 2024 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference. Presenters provided leadership strategies and visionary ideas for the evolving retail landscape. Jodi Daley shares all the details, including the highly anticipated keynote from Brandon Brown of Albertsons. Plus, hear from Kristal Sevcik, newly elected chair of the PLMA board of directors, as well as former chair Doug Bausch, and see the 2024 inductees to the Private Label Hall of Fame.

Private Label Sales Hit New Record in 2023

Private label accounted for 54% of the total grocery market growth in 2023, with sales reaching €340 billion in Europe, an all-time record. Judith Kolenburg shares the highlights of NielsenIQ’s latest data compiled in PLMA’s International Private Label Yearbook. Meanwhile, one category of the grocery sector – organics – is under pressure. Pascal Kuipers explains how farmers are finding themselves caught between strict European environmental legislation and shoppers’ tight budgets.

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The Changing Needs of the Consumer: 4 Trends to Know About

Tastes. Technology. Discounts. Diets. All of these are going in new directions in 2024. PLMA Live! reporter Maureen Donoghue reveals details about these and other developing areas.