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Summertime Is Relaxation Time

Yes, summertime is time for relaxation and catching up on some of the things that you missed during those hectic days at the office or traveling. PLMA Live understands and suggests two newsdesk reports that will help you catch up. First, there's PLMALive's report on Nielsen's study about future store brands growth. Second is Costco and their strategy to deal with e-commerce. Click here for video.

Science and Research:
Real Ingredients Mean Real Sales

  • Science and Research: Real Ingredients Mean Real Sales
    As more consumers adopt healthy lifestyles, ingredients like sodium benzoate are being replaced by natural additives like raisin juice and vinegar. Dr. Kantha Shelke explains that it’s not just food. Dietary supplements, pet food and even skincare products are all getting a natural ingredients makeover. Click here for video.
Category Profile: Smile When You Say Cheese

Cheese is one of private label's biggest categories with more than 40% in unit share. There's more to smile about, too: NPD reports that cheese is the fastest growing savory snack between meals and multi-cultural America is increasingly turning to international and vegan varieties. Bob Vosburgh evaluates general trends and specific retailer programs to boost sales.

What Do Consumers Really Want?

Consumers are unpredictable, so it isn't easy to keep up with the latest product trends. Tim Simmons interviews Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData.  Vierhile says this year consumers are full of contradictions as they decide what new products they want to buy.

Top Retailers Bring Adventure to New Categories in Store Brands

The great outdoors is a land of store brands, led by chains like Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops. After their $5 billion merger last year, Christopher Durham explores how these retailers use their own brands of gear, clothing, and even boats to make this segment a powerful contributor to the world of private label.