News & Media

August 14, 2017
A report from the Food Marketing Institute and market research firm Nielsen in January this year estimated online grocery spending during 2016-2025 to grow from 4.3 percent of the total U.S. food and beverage sales to as much as 20 percent, or more than $100 billion.
Source: Reuters, FMI daily Lead
August 8, 2017
“So Long, Hamburger Helper: America’s Venerable Food Brands Are Struggling.” That was the headline in a major feature article in The Wall Street Journal.
Source: PLMA e-Scanner
August 8, 2017
Albertsons is stepping up its online investments, The retailer plans to overhaul the e-commerce systems of its 2,300 supermarkets and stores in fiscal 2018.
Source: PLMA e-Scanner
August 8, 2017
It looks like Amazon is about to become a serious private label grocery retailer. That’s the judgment of two Wall Street analysts evaluating the online giant’s bid to acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion.
Source: PLMA e-Scanner
July 15, 2017
The latest Nielsen data shows that market share for retailer brands has climbed to all-time highs in 9 European countries and for the first time stands at 30% or above in 17 of the 20 countries tracked for PLMA’s International Private Label Yearbook.
July 15, 2017
The latest Nielsen data shows that market share for retailer brands has climbed to all-time highs in 9 European countries and for the first time stands at 30% or above in 17 of the 20 countries tracked for PLMA’s International Private Label Yearbook.
July 15, 2017
Supermarkets are looking for more growth along the store perimeter. Close to three-quarters of retailers project there will be an increase in perimeter sales in the coming year, with the average projection of a 5% increase, according to a SN-Supermarket News survey.
July 15, 2017
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.
Source: Can Amazon beat Wal-Mart?
July 15, 2017
Lidl has finally landed in the U.S. and grocery retailers are gearing up to meet the challenge. Europe’s largest grocery retailer, with its powerful store brands program, is opening its first nine stores this month in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Source: Boomers and Millennials
March 12, 2015

Howard Popoola of Topco Associates says the growing sales of both food and non-food products from overseas as well as new government regulations make it more important than ever for manufacturers to increase investments in their quality assurance and food safety programs.

Source: PLMA Live! - March 2015

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