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.

Beauty Boom: Innovation Drives Sales Growth

Beauty and cosmetic products will be a main attraction at PLMA’s “The Store Brands Phenomenon 2024” Private Label Trade Show. There’s good reason: Sales of store brand beauty products jumped 11% to $3.9 billion in all outlets last year, according to PLMA's 2024 Private Label Report. Carol Angrisani reports on premium skincare and other key categories. Plus, hear directly from last year's PLMA Show exhibitors about what’s trending this year in clean beauty and value-added cosmetics.

TikTok's Impact: How the Platform is Benefiting Store Brands

At a time when 43% of Gen Z learn about grocery products by social media, TikTok is fueling brand creativity. Jodi Daley reports on how store brands are staying relevant in the short-video era. Hear how Walgreens, Target and Whole Foods are connecting with young audiences.



Emerging Opportunities for Retail Media Networks

Retail Media Networks are poised for growth in North America because they improve profits and cement customer loyalty, says Amber Roberts, Partnership Director at retail media agency Threefold. In the U.K., private brand manufacturers that invest in RMNs are seeing triple the return on investment than if they didn’t, Roberts says. She explains more about the advantages of RMNs in an interview with host Maureen Donoghue.

How Amazon Connects with Young Shoppers

How can private brands appeal to younger generations? Amazon Fresh Private Brand Senior Product Manager Chad Mallory - a 2024 Private Label Hall of Fame inductee and a Zoomer himself - explains how the online retail giant uses search data and other tools to develop products that meet consumer lifestyle and diet needs. Watch Maureen Donoghue’s interview with Mallory here.

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.