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The Advantages and Challenges of Private Labels In Convenience Stores

Convenience stores nationwide around America have been seeing huge success with private label products. Private label brands made $4.2 billion in convenience store sales in 2019, according to IRI data.
While the nation’s name brand products grew at $153.7 billion for the year, the gap for private label is beginning to close. Custom product labels are becoming more popular every day, as sitgm... Read more

Published: 12/23/19

Blockchain on Custom Product Labels Could Be The Future For Foods and Drinks

Product labels and private labels have many functions today.
To catch your eye, and tell you information about the food or drink product you are buying.
But according to a recent study from Label Insight says that Almost half (48%) of consumers feel they they do not know enough about a product, despite reading the label.  
So how can labeling consumer products and private labels be done bet... Read more

Published: 12/21/19

173rd Fighter Wing of US Military Warns Airmen To Avoid CBD Products

Officers with the 173rd Fighter Wing stationed at Kingsley Field warn service members to avoid cbd products. They say that these cbd products could return in positive drug tests and potential “separation from service”.
How is CBD Legal?
CBD derives from hemp, and hemp has been legalized nationwide recently. Because hemp comes from marijuana, it can still contain THC. THC has been lega... Read more

Published: 12/20/19

Three Food & Beverage Label Trend Predictions for 2020

9 years ago private labels, CBD products, and plant based foods were science fiction.
Today, these products are reality.  
In that time online orders were just becoming popular, and while private labels were around, they were a sideshow and not the main attraction.
As time and technology evolve, so do industry trends. Here are some trends to look at that have come to stay for 2020.
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Published: 12/19/19

The Global Label Printing Market Will Reach $49.9 Billion in 2024

The global market for label printing and private labels has been growing steady from 2014 to 2019.
The Future of label printing in 2024 will be valued at $41.02 billion, says a recent report by Smithers Pira’s.
In 2018 the label printing market was valued at $39.46 billion. They also predict the industry will grow at a rate of 4.0% to $49.90 billion in 2024.
The research predicts that:

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Published: 12/18/19

Private Label Brands Are Driving More Store Foot Traffic

Private labels have been around for decades now, but why are private labels and brands becoming a new popular trend all of a sudden?
Years ago, private labels were just an afterthought for retailers and chain stores. The word “generic” was often used on these custom labels with simple black text and white labeling.
Today, this method has been flipped on it’s head, because the pr... Read more

Published: 12/17/19

Singapore Researchers Urge Seafood Label Reform After Finding Pork DNA in Seafood Products

Professor Rudolf Meier, the principal investigator of the research has found that many seafood products contain DNA from other meats like chicken and pork. The seafood labels do not list the other meats like pork and chicken, which is a problem.
“It’s rare that mislabeled seafood is a health hazard. For example, none of the mislabeled items in our study would have caused any harm if th... Read more

Published: 12/17/19

Judge Sides With Plant Based Labels

Arkansas recently passed a law that would ban all plant based meat labels and products from claiming they are meat.
According to the law, Meat manufacturers of plant-based foods cannot put “burger”, “sausage”, “roast”, or “meat” on their custom labels.
'Act 501' Law Favors The Meat & Cattle Industry
The Law is called “Act 501” and ... Read more

Published: 12/16/19

New Food Labels With Exercise Information Could Reduce Obesity

How long would you need to exercise or run to burn off the calories of the candy bar you just ate?
A recent paper is currently studying to see if providing these answers on food packaging can reduce obesity. This new way of doing food labels could change the entire food industry.  A recent study reported that "Evidence shows that current front-of-pack nutrition information on food [and] drink... Read more

Published: 12/16/19

Tips On How To Read CBD Labels

CBD labels have been the buzz around the city recently. But how do you read these labels?
Nutritional labels and food labels are already super confusing to read, and now you can add CBD labels to the list.
CBD is more than popular than ever, but do customers know the product they are buying?
Unfortunately, Consumers need to be wise today to understand CBD product labels clearly. This includ... Read more

Published: 12/12/19