Who Owns Pets?

The Retail Race for the Bottom

Dollar stores, discounters, major supermarket chains and e-commerce are battling each other for sales to consumers at the bottom of the economic ladder. The prize is big profits and it is attracting Aldi, Lidl, Walmart and many others. Join news anchor Jodi Daley and PLMA president Brian Sharoff as they analyze the players, the market and the consumers. Click here for video.

Eighty-five million U.S. households own a dog or cat. Brad Edmondson reveals which demographic groups are driving growth in the $67 billion petcare category.

Research and Technology: Five Private Label Package Design Trends to Watch

  • Five Private Label Package Design Trends to Watch
    No longer bland and predictable, store brands packaging has entered a new era of creative, functional and colorful design that improves shelf visibility and sales. Christopher Durham surveys the recent Vertex Awards and the trends he sees driving design today: category specific, simple and beautiful, packaging as art, real stories, and uniquely holiday. Click here for video.
 Category Profile: Food-on-the-Go Impacting Supermarkets

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. The trend has impacted center store and is opening new avenues for retailers and their store brands. This month’s category profile looks at the products and the potential.

Trader Joe’s Recipe for Innovation

"Innovation is at the heart of our business," says Lori Latta, vice president of innovation for Trader Joe's and one of the new inductees in the Private Label Hall of Fame. Tim Simmons interviews her about the process of creating new products and relationships with suppliers.

Albertsons Adds Jim Donald to C-Suite

Jim Donald joins an expanding, increasingly diversified Albertsons, at a time when the retailer faces the integration of recently purchased Rite Aid drug stores and the possibility of an IPO. David Merrefield reports.