Analyst Robert Moskow Shares Grocery Forecast

SNAP cuts, higher interest rates and other factors will affect grocery consumer demand this year, says Robert Moskow, a long-time Wall Street analyst in the grocery space. Moskow says 2023 represents an unprecedented opportunity for store brands, predicting continued double-digit sales growth.  He also shares his forecast for the CPI for food and much more.

New Categories Added to this Year's Nominations

PLMA is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Private Label Hall of Fame. Presented by PLMA and Store Brands magazine, the Hall of Fame recognizes retailers, manufacturers, and many others who have made significant contributions to the store brand industry. Hear from PLMA President Peggy Davies and Greg Sleter, Executive Editor at Store Brands magazine, as they reveal new categories that have been added to this year’s nomination form. The deadline to nominate has been extended to January 31. Click here to view video.

PLMA Introduces Enhanced Sales Data Portal

PLMA’s store brand sales data portal has been relaunched with exciting new features and additions. Unify+, a data visualization tool from Circana that’s available for PLMA members at, provides monthly statistics and updates of dollar and unit sales for all outlets in hundreds of categories and subcategories. Non-members can join PLMA to access this and all exclusive benefits. 

Maureen Donoghue explains how the platform can be used to get customized market data and gain a deeper understanding of industry trends.

Beverages Are Big at Private Label Trade Show / C-Stores Expand Juices, Waters, Teas

Along with grabbing an item from the roller grill or refueling their cars, convenience store shoppers can quench their thirst with cold-pressed juices, flavored teas, premium water and other specialty beverages. Maureen Donoghue shares examples from 7-Eleven, Wawa, Love’s Travel Stops and Stewart’s Shops. The growth of c-store specialty drinks comes at a time when beverages will be in the spotlight at PLMA's Private Label Trade Show.  Beverage suppliers will be among the more than 1,500 exhibitors at the show.

Unique Opportunities at the 2023 Private Label Trade Show

More than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 5,000 visitors make PLMA’s 2023 Private Label Trade Show - November 12-14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago - the largest event for store brands in the U.S. The theme of this year’s show is “The Store Brands Phenomenon.” This is especially fitting at a time when store brand sales have soared to $230 billion a year. The show will reflect that growth with new products and innovations found in all categories throughout the store. Jodi Daley shares key details about the show in a special report

Latest from Whole Foods, SE Grocers, Central Market and Dorothy Lane

In this video, hear about Dorothy Lane’s anniversary chocolates; gluten-free cake mix from Whole Foods; flavored olive oil from Southeastern Grocers and specialty honey from Central Market.

Tech Connects with Produce Shoppers

Judy Clark, Chief Executive Officer of produce supplier Fresh From Texas, explains how the produce industry is using technology to comply with the FDA’s Traceability Rule and build shopper loyalty. Clark also discusses other industry trends, including in-school produce education and exotic selections like dragon fruit.

Perrigo’s Self-Care Product Innovations

PLMA Live! speaks with Jim Dillard, President CSCA, Executive Vice President at Perrigo Company plc. Among the topics discussed with Dillard: Perrigo’s FDA application for the first-ever OTC birth control pill in the U.S.; and the FDA approval of its dual action acetaminophen/ibuprofen tablets.

Latest from Albertsons, Sprouts, Sam’s Club, Stew Leonard’s, Lowes Foods

In this edition, hear about Stew Leonard’s Shirley Temple soda; Sam’s Club’s ready-to-drink smoothies; online customer reviews at Albertsons and Sprouts; and “Brown Bag” foods at Lowes Foods.

Highlights from PLMA’s Successful Conference; Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

PLMA’s Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, March 22-24 in Orlando, was a huge success! Congratulations to the Private Label Hall of Fame Class of 2023. These 16 remarkable industry leaders were inducted at the event. Jodi Daley reveals the winners, plus shares other highlights of the conference.