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PLMA’s 2017 International Salute to Excellence Winners Honored at “World of Private Label” Seminars

Posted on 03 May 2017

Which retailers are leading the way with innovative private label products? Find out at PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show to be held in Amsterdam RAI 15-17 May.

The winners of PLMA’s 2017 International Salute to Excellence Awards honoring retailers for innovation in private label products and packaging will be announced at the Awards presentation which leads off the pre-show seminar program on Monday 15 May at the RAI Exhibition Centre.

The second seminar presentation will be “The Future of Private Label”, by Alexander Kottke, a research analyst at Euromonitor International. He will examine the key trends, such as e-commerce, retail consolidation and discounting, that will have a significant impact on retailer brands in the years ahead.

“Understanding the Millennial Generation” will be the final presentation at the pre-show seminar programme. Richard Cope, senior consultant at Mintel, will analyse how retailers and suppliers can successfully appeal to this new generation of shoppers. Admission to the seminars is complimentary to all registered visitors and exhibitors. Presentations are translated into English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The 2017 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show will be the largest ever, featuring over 4,300 exhibit stands, including nearly 60 national and regional pavilions on the trade show floor. The theme for this year’s show is “Helping Consumers,” focusing on how retailer brands bring value and innovation to shoppers across Europe and beyond.

PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show Highlights >>

Venue: RAI Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pre-show Seminars: Monday 15 May from 14.00 to 16.00 hrs.

Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 May 2017

Exhibition Opening hours: from 09.00 to 18.30 hrs (Wednesday until 16.30 hrs)

Exhibitor Profile: Manufacturers and suppliers of FMCG food and non-food products from more than 70 countries.

Halls: The exhibition area covers 13 exhibit halls in the RAI, divided over two main complexes. The Europa Complex is devoted to food products, while the Holland Complex has exhibitors displaying non-food products. Parkhal accommodates both food and non-food exhibitors.

Pavilions: 60 national and regional pavilion organisers from 40 countries. New pavilions from: Canada, Pakistan, Russia, Hungary, Ukraine

Number of exhibiting companies: More than 2.500

Number of exhibit stands: More than 4.450

Visitor Profile: More than 12,000 trade professionals from 115 countries, including retailers representing supermarkets, hypermarkets, discounters, drugstores and department stores, as well as importers and exporters, manufacturers, consultants, sales agents and packaging & design experts.

Special Features Location Elicium, Includes >>

PLMA’s Idea Supermarket a special area that displays private label ranges of more than 60 retailers in Europe, United States, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Theme of Idea Supermarket: Trends in Private Label. Walk the “aisles” and make a world tour along the retailers and witness new developments en introductions from retailers.

PLMA’s New Product Expo, showcases more than 700 products of the latest innovations in private label industry in various production fields from product to marketing to packaging.

PLMA’s 2017 International Salute to Excellence Awards including Wine Awards. The Award-winning products will be displayed in PLMA’s Idea Supermarket area. The Awards give recognition to outstanding food and non-food private label products that have been introduced by supermarkets, hypermarkets, discounters, drugstores, and specialty stores in the past year. All Awards-wining private label wines for Best Quality and Best Value are on display.

Next year’s show dates: 29 – 30 May 2018

PLMA Salute to Excellence Wine Awards Tasting and Evaluating nearly 300 Store Brand Wines

My grandfather would have laughed if I told him I spent 2 days tasting more than one hundred Store Brand wines. Although he drank wine every day for his entire 89 years, he never spent a dime buying it. He simply made his own. And for more than 20 years, I helped out, every October in a small garage in Jersey City, New Jersey.

So what I lack in professional experience, I more than make up for in emotional attachment. Wine continues to play an extremely important role in my life, so my gratitude to PLMA for including me in the 2nd Salute to Excellence Wine Tasting is very real.

20 wine professionals, journalists and enthusiats gathered at the Hilton Amsterdam April 4-6 to taste nearly 300 private label wines from 40 retailers in 16 countries around the world. Red, White, Rosé and Sparkling were grouped into 22 categories based on either grape variety of terrior.

Wines were blind tasted for quality, taking into consideration appearance, color smell and taste and awarded scores of up to 20 points. After that, each group was judged based on packaging and labeling.

The winners of PLMA’s 2017 International Salute to Excellence Wine Awards will be announced at the Awards presentation which leads off the pre-show seminar program on Monday 15 May at the RAI Exhibition Center, during World of Private Label in Amsterdam.

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