Did Someone Say Chocolate?

Everyone loves chocolate, it seems. Private label chocolate is no exception either. Although market share is small compared to the behemoth national brands, the category is gaining fans as retailers find that their own brands can be popular and profitable. Chocolate has become part of the health and wellness trend, too, as researchers find that its antioxidant qualities can lower cholesterol levels, prevent cognitive decline and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. Click here for video.

  • 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. Click here for video.
Consumers Driving Skin Care Sales Up

After several years of lackluster performance, skin care sales grew by nearly 10% last year as consumers seek out products that feature natural ingredients and deliver health benefits. For store brands, skin care is offering a new category for expansion and innovation.

New Formulations Help Juice Sales Grow

Juice is king. Fruit juices. Vegetable juices. They are healthy and taste good. The category, however, has had to stay on top of changing tastes and eating habits.

Food-on-the-Go

While the image of mom preparing meals in the kitchen may still warm hearts and minds, more and more young men and women are turning to food-on-the-go and meal kits to satisfy their eating habits.

Haircare

While national brands have dominated the hair care category for decades, millennials apparently don’t share the loyalty of their parents to well-known brands.

Pizza Makes Consumers Happy

Pizza is now America's No. 1 favorite comfort food. It is a $45 billion business and store brands frozen pizza has become one of retailing's leading SKU's.

Fruit Is New Store Brands Opportunity

Everyone loves fruit and now fruit consumption is climbing even higher as shoppers search for healthier snacks and exotic tastes.