|Title:||United States annual retail sales of private-label products in dollars and percent change for 1999 to 2009|
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US Private Label Industry *
retail dollar sales in billions of dollars, 1999-2009
1999 $XX.X +X.X% 2000 $XX.X +X.X% 2001 $XX.X +X.X% 2002 $XX.X +X.X% 2003 $XX.X +X.X% 2004 $XX.X +X.X% 2005 $XX.X +X.X% 2006 $XX.X +X.X% 2007 $XX.X +X.X% 2008 $XX.X +XX.X% 2009 $XX.X +X.X%
* ALL CHANNELS AND ALL CONSUMER PRODUCTS
SOURCE: BEVERAGE MARKETING CORPORATION; PRIVATE LABEL MANUFACTURERS
Note: Table made from bar graph.
The world of contract packed beverages is a growing and changing one. According to Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC), about XX percent of all US beverage production is contract packed, excluding dairy and energy drinks. Total volume for contract-packed beverages in 2009 reached X.X billion cases including chilled, ready-to-drink and shelf-stable products. While some beverage categories are contract packed more than others--XX percent of all fruit juice beverages are produced at a contract packing facility versus only X percent of beer, for instance--it seems all beverage categories make use of it.
One segment of the beverage market that makes a lot of use of contract packers are private label or store brands. The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) reported that while overall sales for the nation's retail chains reflected the sluggishness of the economy in general, private label scored strong gains across all major US retail channels in 2009. Consumers increasingly switched from national brands and drove store brands to all-time highs in both volume and total revenue, as well as market share. Food and beverage store brands added $X.X billion in value to reach $XX.X billion in total sales last year, up X.X percent, the PLMA reported.
Within the carbonated soft drink market, a category that has seen declining sales and volume, private label remained one bright spot of growth. While the overall CSD category declined X.X percent last year, private label CSD volume was up X.X percent. And private label manufacturers are increasing their share of the CSD market, up now to X.X percent of total CSD volume, says BMC. So the outlook appears bright for contract packers and their private label brand customers.
* A. LASSONDE INC.
Rougemont, Quebec, Canada, Tel: XXX.XXX.XXXX, alassonde.com
* SVP Business Development: Yves LaBelte
* EVP of Operations: Syivain Mayrand
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ADVANCED FOOD PRODUCTS LLC
New Holland, PA, USA Tel: XXX.XXX.XXXX, afpllc.com
* VP Sales and CoPack: Rich Kern
BAY PAC BEVERAGES INC.
Walnut Creek, CA, USA, Tel: XXX.XXX.XXXX
* President: Jackson D. Bays
* Sales Manager: Alan Wirsig
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BEVERAGE CAPITAL CORP.
Baltimore, MD, USA, Tel: XXX.XXX.XXXX, beveragecapital.com
* GM &VP Sales: Richard Smith
* Brands: vitaminwater, Function Drinks, O Beverage
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BOWMAN APPLE PRODUCTS CO.
Mt. Jackson, VA, USA, Tel: XXX.XXX.XXXX, bowmanappleproducts.com
* CEO: Timothy Proctor
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BROOKLYN BOTTLING CO.
Milton, NY, USA, Tel: XXX.XXX.XXXX, brooklynbottling.com
* Owner: Eric/Miller
* CFO: William Schneible
* Brands: Tropical Fantasy, Best House, Nature's Own
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CANADIAN GOLD BEVERAGES, INC.
Marchand, Manitoba, Canada, Tel: XXX.XXX.XXXX
* Vice President of Sales: Gabi McCulloch
* Brands: Arctic Glacier Spring Water, BV Select, Canadian Gold
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