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Private label continues to gain traction

In 2016, Nielsen reported that private label outperformed national brands in the mass merchandising segment, which includes such retailers as Walmart, Target, warehouse clubs and dollar store chains. 

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Innovation hits the snack business

The rumors of the death of the snack market are greatly exaggerated. Consumers still want their favorite pretzels, popcorn or potato chips, with a little less fat and calories.


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NRF predicts holiday sales spike

Officials at the Global Marketing Development Center said retailers can capitalize on the expected uptick in sales with smart, innovative products and merchandising.