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Private Label Manufacturers Association

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

Industry mourns PLMA news director Bob Vosburgh

Industry mourns PLMA news director Bob Vosburgh

NEW YORK ― Robert Vosburgh, Jr., a veteran supermarket trade journalist and most recently a familiar spokesperson for the U.S. store brands industry through his online video work for the Private Label Manufacturers Association, died on July 15. A resident of New Milford, Conn., he was 54. Vosburgh joined PLMA in 2013 and served as

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

Amazon poses new threat to rivals as it ramps up PL

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. reportedly is set to begin rolling out a broadly expanded lineup of private label brands as the company aims to burnish its reputation as a lower-cost retailer and bolster its efforts to sell more perishable goods. Amazon’s private label offerings will be available only to Amazon Prime members, The Wall Street

Store-brand sales edge up at drug stores

Store-brand sales edge up at drug stores

NEW YORK — Store-brand dollar sales and share at drug stores rose to a new high in 2014, according to the Private Label Manufacturers Association. Private-brand dollar share grew to 16.5% at drug stores last year on total private-label sales of $8.3 billion, PLMA said Tuesday in releasing its 2015 Private Label Yearbook. Dollar volume