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PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label’ Trade Show opens today at RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — 16 May – The world’s biggest private label trade show, PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label”, opens at the RAI Exhibition Centre here today. The event will be the largest ever, reflecting the growth of retailer brands across Europe and beyond.

The theme for this year’s trade show is “Helping Consumers”, emphasising the value and quality that retailers offer with their private label products. The latest Nielsen market share statistics show that consumers recognise this and are putting more retailer brand products in their shopping baskets. Private label market share has climbed to all-time highs in 10 European countries: Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

More than 13,000 buyers and visitors from more than 110 countries are gathering here to attend the 2017 “World of Private Label”. On the Trade Show floor, attendees have the opportunity to visit more than 2,400 exhibiting companies, manufacturers and suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods from more than 70 countries. The exhibition area covers 14 exhibit halls in the RAI, divided over three complexes. The Europa Complex is devoted to food products, the Holland Complex has exhibitors displaying non-food products, Park Complex accommodates both food and non-food exhibitors.

Products on display include fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods, dry grocery, and beverages as well as non-food categories, including cosmetics, health and beauty, household and kitchen, auto aftercare, garden, and housewares and DIY. Featured on the trade show floor are around 60 national and regional pavilions, promoting their countries and spotlighting the products they make.

A special attraction PLMA’s Idea Supermarket, where visitors can see displays of the products which won PLMA’s 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards for innovation and quality in private label food, non-food and wine products. Thirty nine retailers from 19 countries won Awards and were recognised at ceremonies during the pre-show seminars held yesterday at the RAI.

Trade show visitors can see private label ranges from more than 60 retailers around the world displayed on gondolas at the Idea Supermarket. It also features a special information area that focuses on the latest developments in product ingredients and shows creative television commercials that retailers are using to promote their own brands.

For more information about PLMA’s 2017 World of Private Label” Trade Show,” or to arrange an interview with Brian Sharoff, President of PLMA, contact Leonique White, Manager Trade Show Development, PLMA International Council, at telephone: +31 20 5753032 or email: press@plma.nl.

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Founded in 1979, PLMA includes members that range from multinational corporations to small and medium sized companies. With executive offices in New York, a special International Council satellite office in Amsterdam and representatives across the globe, PLMA provides services to more than 4.000 member manufacturers from over 70 countries. PLMA presented its first trade show in the United States in 1980, its first trade show in Europe in 1986 and its first trade show in Asia in 1994.

PLMA’s 2017 “Salute to Excellence” Awards honour retailers for private label innovation

AMSTERDAM — May 2017– Innovation by retailers with their brands, whether it be chipolata sausages from France, sand-resistant children’s sunscreen from Germany, or pinot noir wine from the USA, takes the spotlight at PLMA’s 2017 International Salute to Excellence Awards. The Award winning products were announced and on display at the association’s “World of Private Label” International Trade Show here this month.

Award-winning products from 39 retailers in 19 countries were selected by panels of judges consisting of industry experts, including chefs, masters of wine, former retailers, academics, nutritionists, journalists and packaging specialists. Nearly 700 food and non-food products by 83 retailers from 27 countries were considered for the Awards. Entries were evaluated for taste, appearance, packaging, presentation, product concept, and value for money.

The most Awards were taken by the Spanish retailer Eroski, which was recognised for 11 products, five foods, three non-foods and three wines. Aldi UK won seven Awards, including five for its wines. Aldi and Lidl in Germany each won five Awards, as did the French retailer Intermarché.

The food Award winners featured unusual flavour combinations, such as coconut-chia yoghurt with muesli from Spar Austria, or roasted poultry in pate with figs from Intermarché. In non-foods, Award winners included beauty items such as a silicon makeup brush cleaner pad from Dirk Rossmann in Germany and household products like the 2-in-1foil and backing paper from Edeka in Germany. The wine winners included a Pinot Grigio from Albert Heijn in the Netherlands and a Cotes du Rhone from Carrefour. 

Brian Sharoff, President of PLMA, said: “The innovation and quality of this year’s International Salute to Excellence Award winners demonstrate again that today’s retailers are committed to understanding consumer trends and responding with products that meet the changing needs of their shoppers.”

There was more innovation at PLMA’s “World of Private Label”. More than 13,000 buyers and visitors from 110 countries had the opportunity to visit more than 2,500 exhibiting companies, manufacturers and suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods from around 70 countries.

Products on display included fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods, dry grocery, and beverages as well as non-food categories, including cosmetics, health and beauty, household and kitchen, auto aftercare, garden, and housewares and DIY. Featured on the trade show floor are nearly 60 national and regional pavilions, promoting their countries and spotlighting the products they make.

For more information about PLMA’s 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards or arrange an interview with Brian Sharoff, President of PLMA, contact Leonique White, Manager Trade Show Development, PLMA International Council, at telephone: +31 20 5753032 or email: press@plma.nl.

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Founded in 1979, PLMA includes members that range from multinational corporations to small and medium sized companies. With executive offices in New York, a special International Council satellite office in Amsterdam and representatives across the globe, PLMA provides services to more than 4.000 member manufacturers from over 70 countries. PLMA presented its first trade show in the United States in 1980, its first trade show in Europe in 1986 and its first trade show in Asia in 1994.

PLMA’s 2017 International Salute to Excellence winners honoured at “World of Private Label”

AMSTERDAM – Which retailers are leading the way with innovative private label products? You can find out next month at PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show to be held here 16-17 May.

It’s there that the winners of PLMA’s 2017 International Salute to Excellence Awards honouring retailers for innovation in private label products and packaging will be announced. The Awards presentation will lead off the pre-show seminar programme held 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 nearly 2,500 exhibiting companies, 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.

For more information about PLMA’s 2017 World of Private Label” International Trade Show,” or to arrange an interview with Brian Sharoff, President of PLMA, contact Leonique White, Manager Trade Show Development, PLMA International Council, at telephone: +31 20 5753032 or email: press@plma.nl.

“Helping Consumers” is theme of PLMA’s “World of Private Label’ to be held 16-17 May

AMSTERDAM – “Helping Consumers” is the theme for PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show, to be held 16-17 May at the RAI Exhibition Centre here. The theme puts the spotlight on the value and variety that private label products offer today’s shoppers. 

This year’s Trade Show will be the largest ever, with nearly 2,500 exhibiting companies from more than 70 countries. It is expected that more than 13,000 buyers and visitors from more than 110 countries will attend the event.

The exhibitors are manufacturers and suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods, covering both food and non-food categories. The exhibition area covers 14 exhibit halls in the RAI, divided over three complexes. The Europa Complex is devoted to food products, the Holland Complex has exhibitors displaying non-food products, Park Complex accommodates both food and non-food exhibitors.

Products on display include fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods, dry grocery, and beverages as well as non-food categories, including cosmetics, health and beauty, household and kitchen, auto aftercare, garden, and housewares and DIY. Featured on the trade show floor are nearly 60 national and regional pavilions, promoting their countries and spotlighting the products they make.

A special attraction is PLMA’s Idea Supermarket, where visitors can see displays of the products that won PLMA’s 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards for innovation in private label. Visitors can also see private label ranges from more than 60 retailers around the world displayed on gondolas.

PLMA offers a special pre-show seminar programme covering current industry issues and trends prior to the show. Admission to the seminars is complimentary to all registered visitors and exhibitors. The seminars will be presented at the RAI Forumzaal on Monday, 15 May.

For more information about PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label” Trade Show, or to arrange an interview with Brian Sharoff, President of PLMA, contact Leonique White, Manager Trade Show Development, PLMA International Council, at telephone: +31 20 5753032 or email: press@plma.nl.