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.

Private Label Reach New Highs in Market Share

Store brands reached all-time highs in both unit and dollar share during the first six months of 2024, compared to the same period a year ago, according to new sales data from Circana. Unit market share was 22.9% and dollar market share, 20.4%. In a special report, PLMA Live! reporter Maureen Donoghue shares more details on the new data and how private label products continue to outperform national brands. Plus, she reveals fast-growing store departments.

Food Industry Tackles Food Waste

Reducing food waste is a rising environmental priority. Several federal regulatory agencies are now considering interventions. Recognizing this issue, retailers are making changes to their brands and practices. Maureen Donoghue provides an update on new initiatives and product developments.

2024 Gardening Tools from Lidl, Target, Price Chopper

Gardening supplies are a blooming business. Hear about Lidl’s Parkside planters and hand rakes; Target’s Sun Squad children’s garden tools; and Price Chopper’s Market 32-brand vegetable seeds.

The 2024 PLMA Show: Empowering the Retail Industry

PLMA’s “The Store Brands Phenomenon 2024” Private Label Trade Show - Empowering the Retail Industry - will be held November 17-19 in Chicago. The show is the premier event for store brands, featuring more than 1,700 exhibitors, 2,800 booths and thousands of retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and other visitors. Hear directly from last year’s exhibitors about their show experiences.

Food Safety Solutions on the Agenda for Lunch and Learn, June 20

Gerry Galloway of FoodReady, a software company that helps automate and streamline food safety compliance, will be the guest of PLMA’s Lunch and Learn presentation on June 20. Galloway will discuss best practices to implement Rule 204 of the Food Safety Modernization Act. In a pre-event interview, Galloway outlines the key points of his upcoming discussion and benefits of attending. Watch Maureen Donoghue’s interview with Galloway here. Register here.

How AI is Transforming Grocery

Retailers are deploying artificial intelligence in new and innovative ways. PLMA Live! reporter Maureen Donoghue outlines how it’s being used throughout the grocery industry and the potential for store brands. Her report includes comments from Tom Bailey of Rabobank on how this cutting-edge technology could optimize food supply and the decision-making process.