To help member companies meet retailers from the U.S. and Canada, PLMA organises its U.S. Private Label Trade Show in Chicago each November. Buyers from all major supermarkets, supercenters, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience stores, online retailers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, discounters, and even military exchanges participate.
At the 2019 show, more than 1,300 companies from over 55 countries will exhibit their products, including 30 international pavilions. For more than 35 years, PLMA’s annual U.S. Private Label Trade Show has been the industry event of the year giving access to the growing private label market in the U.S. and Canada, where retailers and wholesalers source for their private label programmes. From food, snacks and beverages to household and kitchen products, from health and beauty to general merchandise. Exhibitors range from small and medium-size companies to well-known national brand makers who also supply store brands.
To maximize efficiency, the show floor is divided into three halls. The North Hall and Sky Hall are devoted to food, snacks and beverages while the South Hall presents health and beauty, household and general merchandise. Whichever hall they call home, PLMA helps exhibitors before, during and after the show to get the most out of their exhibits.