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.

  • Cookies Are Still Today's Superstars
    There is nothing like a delicious cookie to restore your faith in mankind and today's consumers, many of them millennials, are enjoying the taste while meeting their desires for nutrition, health and wellness, and innovation. Yes, the cookie: that quintessential icon of growing up has become the favorite of everyone from Gen Z to Baby Boomers and store brands are leading the way. Click here for video.
Soup's On...and Appetizers Too

Whether served as a snack, quick pick-me-up or a replacement meal, today’s soups and appetizers are hot with new products and tastes.

Sleep Aids

When counting sheep no longer works, consumers suffering from insomnia and other sleep deprivations are turning to OTC, natural, and wearable solutions.

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.

Consumers Driving Skin Care Sales Up

Skin care sales grew by nearly 10% last year. 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. Bob Vosburgh explains.

Food-on-the-Go

More and more young men and women are turning to food-on-the-go and meal kits to satisfy their eating habits. The trend has impacted center store.