Latest from Aldi, Gelson’s, Kowalski’s and Lunds & Byerlys

Private labels continue to post record sales and share. New product introductions are a big reason why. In this video, hear about vegan pot stickers from Aldi; black truffle popcorn from Gelson’s; imported balsamic vinegar from Kowalski’s and jalapeno pepper jam from Lunds & Byerlys.

Latest from Topco, Wegmans, D&W, H-E-B

What’s the latest in private brands? In this video, you’ll hear about limited-time lemon cookies from Topco Associates; cave-aged cheese at Wegmans; free seasonings from D&W Fresh Market, and cosmetic supplies from H-E-B.

Store Brands Post Continued Sales Growth

Store brand dollar share rose to a record 18.8%, while unit share moved up to 20.5%, a new high for both. Plus, store brand dollar sales jumped 8.2% in the first half of this year. Maureen Donoghue shares these and other just-released sales results in a special report.

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.

Discover New and Innovative Products at PLMA Show

Get ready to be amazed: The New Product Expo at PLMA’s Private Label Trade Show features the latest innovations in food, beverages, household goods, health and beauty care, pet products, general merchandise and many other categories. You’ll see cutting-edge concepts and designs, new ingredients, flavors and much more. Located inside the Idea Supermarket, the New Product Expo is typically the first stop for attendees before they hit the show floor. PLMA Live’s Carol Angrisani explains why.

What’s Next for Plant-Based?

The plant-based category has been experiencing growing pains: falling sales and large manufacturers seeing downgrade of their stocks. But the key driving factor behind the trend – consumer demand – isn’t slowing down. Judith Kolenburg provides an update on the category. Plus, Pascal Kuipers outlines how companies like Carrefour, Tesco, Aldi, or the Schwarz Group want their suppliers to develop products with a lower footprint in order to reach net-zero targets.

What's Next in Beauty? Find out at Private Label Trade Show

The beauty business is evolving and presenting new opportunities for private brands. Laureen Schroeder, owner/founder of consulting firm Bespoke Beauty Partners, will outline “What’s Next in Beauty: Top Trends for Innovation” in a Nov. 12 presentation at PLMA’s 2023 Private Label Trade Show. Men’s grooming, clinical skin care, color cosmetics and other topics will be discussed in this pre-show interview. Plus, Schroeder summarizes the key points she will address

The Finest in Store Brands to Be Revealed at PLMA Show

The 2023 PLMA Salute to Excellence award winners will be announced at the upcoming Private Label Trade Show. The annual awards recognize outstanding food and nonfood products introduced within the last year. This year, close to 750 product entries were submitted by 53 North American retailers spanning over 65 product categories. Julie Hartigan attended the three-day judging event and shares some of the trends she found in food and nonfood submissions.

Impressive List of Retailers at the PLMA Show

Amazon, Aldi, Costco, Publix, Walmart and Whole Foods are among the major retailers that have registered to attend PLMA’s 2023 Private label Trade Show, Nov. 12-14 in Chicago. The show will provide access to a record number of 1,600 exhibiting companies, in about 2,700 booths. Retailers will discover the latest innovations in shelf-stable groceries, prepared foods, wine and spirits, baby care, plant-based foods, beverages; fresh, frozen and refrigerated products and much more. In nonfoods, the Home, Health and Wellness hall will have 40% more exhibitors this year compared to last year. Suzanne Caputo, PLMA’s director of retail trade relations, reveals what’s in store for retailers at this year’s show.