Staying Put

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.

Americans are moving less, but they still love the regional and local foods they grew up with. Brad Edmondson explains how store brands can appeal to homesick consumers.

Fermentation Adds Fizz - and Buzz ‑ to Products

  • Fermentation Adds Fizz - and Buzz ‑ to Products
    Kombucha, Korean-inspired kimchi and even beauty care products are rising to the top of the food industry headlines. It’s all about fermentation, which adds good gut bacteria inside and absorption efficacy outside. Dr. Kantha Shelke explains how fermentation appeals to health-minded consumers, and the way it can help store brands manufacturers.  Click here for video
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.

What's the Future of Online Shopping?

Take a look at Great Britain, where online grocery retailing has been growing for two decades. Justin King, former CEO at Sainsbury's, one of Britain's largest supermarket retailers, says that while most shoppers there use online to buy groceries, they aren't abandoning brick and mortar stores.

Category Profile: 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. This month's category profile looks at the products and the potential as host Bob Vosburgh analyzes today's market.