General Information

Founded in 1979, PLMA is a non-profit organisation representing more than 3,000 member companies around the globe. Membership ranges from multinational corporations to small family-owned companies. Their products include food, beverages, snacks, health and beauty, household and kitchen, DIY, and personal and leisure products. Some manufacturers only do private label. Others are well-known brand makers who also have private label operations.

To help member companies meet retailers throughout the world, PLMA organises the "World of Private Label" International Trade Show in Amsterdam each May and the annual U.S. Private Label Trade Show in Chicago each November. Conferences include PLMA’s Roundtable Conference that is held in different cities in Europe annually and PLMA’s Leadership Conference that is held in the U.S.

As a member of PLMA, your company has access to exclusive market research data prepared by The Nielsen Company for PLMA’s International Private Label Yearbook. The Yearbook contains market share data on more than 7,000 product categories in 18 countries. To understand consumer buying trends, PLMA publishes reports on shopping attitudes in Europe’s leading markets. Other services available to member companies include PLMA’s monthly industry newsletter e-Scanner and PLMA’s monthly news video service PLMALive.

To help members train and educate their management personnel, PLMA organises Executive Education Programmes in conjunction with Nyenrode Business Universiteit in The Netherlands, with St. Joseph's University in the U.S. and with other well-known institutions around the world. Classes combine interactive teaching with traditional lectures and case studies. PLMA member companies are eligible for special tuition rates to participate in the programmes.

Through these services, PLMA helps member companies become more competitive. Membership is open to all manufacturers whose products are available for private label distribution. To request a membership application, please fill out the form below.