UK company Hames Chocolates has announced it is set to invest a quarter of a million pounds in new equipment to boost its private label offering, which includes branded chocolate boxes, chocolate bars, advent calendars, Easter eggs, as well as hot chocolate...
There was a 16% fall in new product launches among retailers and brands last year as retailers showed a strong Q4 2022 market performance despite raising the prices of private labels higher than national brands.
Traditionally, the idea of buying ‘private label’ products in supermarket retailers – products branded by the supermarket itself rather than a more widely available brand, or ‘national brand’ – has been considered the cheap option. Now, due to a range...
Raising prices while simultaneously shrinking products to offset higher inflation could cost brands more in the long term, suggests a new survey from YouGov that found consumers turned off by shrinkflation are turning to private label.
The market researcher’s latest ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ has revealed that private labels now make up 36% of total FMCG value sales in Europe (€216bn) – up from 34% earlier this year, illustrating the extent retailers are trying to manage the impact of rising...
As Americans continue to adjust to post-pandemic life and mounting economic uncertainty, consumer research from Mintel shows that many believe there is no going ‘back to normal’ and as such are changing the way they think about, budget and shop for, and...
Retailers and suppliers need to collaborate more closely if they are to be successful in providing private label products that consumers really want, according to a private label management firm, TraceOne.
Former Nestlé chef, Kaj Knudsen is celebrating his fifth anniversary with Tetra Recart this year and will be cooking up some recipes of his own at the PLMA show in Amsterdam, May 19-20, organized by the Private Label Manufacturers Association.
Confectionery brands must ensure the packaging for new products is as innovative as the flavors, particularly to stave off competition from private label imitators, says packaging specialists Smithers Pira.
The premium private label chocolate industry is becoming increasing interested in the subtleties of cocoa and is willing to sacrifice single origins for a flavorsome blend, according to French chocolatier Cémoi.
France’s leading private label chocolate maker Cémoi sees little growth in the European chocolate market and hopes instead to promote its branded goods in Asia and in the developing US private label market.
Convenience stores and value supermarkets are the fastest growing channels for confectionery in the US as cash strapped consumers down-trade and stores expand, according to the National Confectioners Association (NCA) and market analysts Nielsen.
Private label chocolate is no longer a cheap replica of branded products and regular audits from supermarkets are helping quality grow, according to the CEO of UK private label chocolatier Ashbury Chocolates.
Consumers in Portugal are turning their backs on branded chocolates in favor of supermarket brands as the domestic economy bites, according to the CEO of Portuguese confectioner Imperial-Produtos Alimentares.
Australian manufacturers of branded foods could face strong competition over the next five years, suggests a new report, which predicts the share of private label products in supermarkets to increase rapidly over this period.
Branded food manufacturers should start preparing now to win back customers from store brands when the economy improves, advises a new report from market researchers The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research.
As private label sales rise amid the economic downturn, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut joins forces with Spanish food group Natra in a move that sees the Swiss group integrating Stollwerck, its European consumer chocolate business, into Natra.
Squarely targeting the growing demand from confectioners and retailers for health-promoting products, chocolate maker Natra has rolled out a range of functional chocolate bars specifically directed at private label brands.
At a time when consumer perceptions of famous brand names are at an
all time low - and private label goods are taking an ever
increasing market share - retailers must start acting more like
brand managers to improve their bargaining...