PLMA Announces Lunch and Learn Speaker Lineup

PLMA’s popular Lunch and Learn speaker series provides a platform for distinguished guests to address issues of importance to the store brand industry. The 2023 schedule includes IRI’s MaryEllen Lynch (Feb. 2); New England Consulting Group’s Gary Stibel (Feb. 23); and Kerry’s Elizabeth Horvath (April 27). Lunch and Learn is live online, interactive and conveniently scheduled for one hour beginning at 12:30 pm Eastern. Carol Angrisani explains what makes this professional development program unique and impactful. Click here for video.

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.

H-E-B Earns Top Spot in Retailer Ranking - Interview with dunnhumby

Dunnhumby’s annual Retailer Preference Index (RPI) ranks U.S grocery retailers based on financial performance and how they respond to customer needs.

Big news this year: H-E-B has replaced Amazon in the top spot. Hear more about the RPI and what it reveals about H-E-B’s strength and store brand. Watch Carol Angrisani's interview with Erich Kahner, Director of Strategy & Insights at dunnhumby. CLICK HERE FOR FULL INTERVIEW.

PLMA Live Scores Interview with dunnhumby

The latest edition of PLMA Live features an interview with Erich Kahner, Director of Strategy & Insights at dunnhumby and his thoughts on the company’s surprising results of its latest Retailer Preference Index (RPI) survey.

This year’s RPI was unanticipated as Texas retailer H-E-B took over first place from Amazon as U.S. grocery leader. H-E-B had finished second to Amazon in the previous two years. Overall, Amazon dropped to third place as Costco Wholesaler moved up the list to second place.

The other grocers in the top 10 were Wegmans, Sam’s Club, Market Basket and Amazon Fresh. Trader Joe’s finished in the 8th spot, while WinCo Foods was at No. 9 and BJ’s Wholesale Club in 10th place.

In PLMA Live’s interview with Kahner, Carol Angrisani takes a closer look at the report’s findings and what part store brands may have played in the results. You can watch it at www.plmalive.com

Winter Trends at Hy-Vee, Wegmans, CVS, Save A Lot, H-E-B

Retailers are ready for winter with cold-weather essentials like comfort foods, vitamins and OTC medicines. Find out what’s new at Hy-Vee, Wegmans, CVS, Save A Lot and H-E-B. Click here to view the video.

Step Inside PLMA’s Idea Supermarket

The Idea Supermarket is the first stop for many attendees at the Private Label Trade Show. It's a special showcase of trending store brand products from leading global retailers. Carol Angrisani reports on sustainable products she found there.

The Latest Holiday Happenings: Albertsons, Aldi, H-E-B, Target, Brookshire

Holiday-themed private brands are making spirits bright. Limited-edition gingerbread, peppermint and cranberry foods add holiday cheer to store shelves at Albertsons, Aldi, H-E-B, Target and Brookshire Grocery Co.  Click here to view.

Takeaways from Presenters at the Show

Inflation, consumer spending, the labor market, and global supply chain are among the informative topics that speakers addressed at the Private Label Trade Show. Maureen Donoghue provides a recap of the keynote presentation, panel discussions, breakfast sessions and more.

Trends Direct from the PLMA Trade Show

From breadcrumbs made from pea protein to hemp pet items, products that will shape the future of store brands filled the aisles of the Private Label Trade Show. Michael Sansolo reports on foods and nonfoods that caught his eye. Click here for video.

Store Brand Industry Unites at Record-Setting Private Label Trade Show

The in-person return of PLMA’s Private Label Trade Show was a tremendous success. Retailers, suppliers, wholesalers and other industry members connected and collaborated to advance the store brand industry. News anchor Jodi Daley reports on product trends from the show floor, ideas shared at the presentations and much more. Click here for video.