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PLMA’s Chicago trade show rescheduled

PLMA’s Chicago trade show rescheduled

NEW YORK  — The Private Label Manufacturers Association has postponed its annual Private Label Trade Show because of concerns about the Delta variant. Now set for January 30 through February 1, the rescheduled show will be held in-person at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago. The show was originally planned for November 14

PLMA: Functional ingredients provide a competitive advantage

PLMA: Functional ingredients provide a competitive advantage

NEW YORK  – It’s what’s inside that counts. That’s an increasingly popular consumer mantra when it comes to choosing groceries. From probiotics and Omega-3 fatty acids to hemp and blueberries, ingredients that offer added benefits to support immunity, gut and brain health, energy levels, and stress management are in high demand. In response, the Private

PLMA study looks at food shopping habits of consumers who receive SNAP benefits

PLMA study looks at food shopping habits of consumers who receive SNAP benefits

NEW YORK — The Private Label Manufacturers Association has released a study about SNAP recipients’ food shopping attitudes and behaviors. “The findings produce a marketing and merchandising roadmap that retailers can use to encourage SNAP customers to spend more of their monthly benefits on store brands, thereby stretching their food dollars,” said Peggy Davies, president of

PLMA 2021 Show: Boom in cooking at home spurs demand for kitchenware

PLMA 2021 Show: Boom in cooking at home spurs demand for kitchenware

NEW YORK  — Increasingly, home is where the hearth is. And PLMA’s 2021 Private Label Trade Show has taken notice. Spurred initially by the pandemic, U.S. consumers are spending more time at home cooking and dining with family and friends. As a result, demand for more stylish, functional kitchen tools, gadgets and appliances has grown.

PLMA announces board members for 2021

PLMA announces board members for 2021

NEW YORK —On March 18, during the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s annual meeting for 2021, Clay Dockery, vice president Corporate Brands, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, was re-elected to the position of chairman of the board of directors of PLMA. In addition, Doug Bausch, vice president sales and marketing, LNK International, Inc., was elected to the

PLMALive! presents a week of top speakers, video programming for Private Label Week

PLMALive! presents a week of top speakers, video programming for Private Label Week

NEW YORK – Leading retailers and industry executives are among dozens of speakers announced recently  for February 1-5, when PLMA unveils its first major online event for store brands in the U.S., presented and hosted by PLMA Live! the video news and information service of PLMA. Coinciding with five days of back-to-back category events on

Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon to speak at PLMA Virtual Washington Conference

Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon to speak at PLMA Virtual Washington Conference

NEW YORK —PLMA has announced that Bill Simon, former Walmart president and CEO will be a featured speaker at the Association’s first Virtual Washington Conference, to be held October 6-7. Simon’s presentation will focus on Retailing and Economy, looking at the unprecedented challenges and opportunities facing retailers and their suppliers as they make their business

PLMA president Brian Sharoff dies

PLMA president Brian Sharoff dies

NEW YORK – Private Label Manufacturers Association president Brian Sharoff died on Saturday after a brief illness, according to Tim Simmons, the trade group’s vice president of communications. Sharoff was named president of PLMA in 1981, shortly after the association was founded. During his tenure the PLMA’s membership grew from two hundred manufacturers, suppliers, and

Scott Gottlieb to keynote PLMA opening breakfast

Scott Gottlieb to keynote PLMA opening breakfast

ROSEMONT, Ill. —  Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who served as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration from 2017-2019, will deliver the keynote for the opening breakfast at the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s 2019 Private Label Trade Show at the Rosemont Convention Center on Monday, November 18. Gottlieb, who drew plaudits from Democrats and Republicans alike for his

Store-brand sales surge in mass retail arena

Store-brand sales surge in mass retail arena

NEW YORK — Store-brand sales growth in the mass retail channel approached 10% last year, according to new Nielsen data reported by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA). In 2017, private-label dollar sales at mass merchant, warehouse club and dollar stores totaled $54.9 billion, up 9.3% from $50.2 billion for 2016, while unit sales rose