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5 Trends from the Private Label Trade Show
The exhibit hall of North America’s largest event for store brands opens with 2,300+ booths
CHICAGO (Nov. 15, 2022) - The exhibit floor of PLMA's sold-out 2022 Private Label Trade Show opened here yesterday with more than 1,400 exhibitors and 2,300 booths.
Attendees filled the aisles to discover the hottest new foods, beverages, nonfoods, personal care, household goods and much more. Themed “Consumers Are Back in Charge,” the show kicked off Nov. 13 with educational sessions and a panel discussion. The show floor is open again today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"PLMA’s Annual Private Label Trade Show is back!” said PLMA President Peggy Davies. “We have enthusiastically welcomed visitors and exhibitors from around the globe to this one-of-a-kind event. Attendees sampled, discovered, and examined thousands of edible and non-edible products, all in the pursuit of expanding innovation for store brand shoppers.”
Among the trends on the show floor:
Plant-Based - Plant-based has expanded far beyond the burger. Many new options are available across multiple categories. Among the products on display: plant-based sausage, pepperoni and deli slices; alternative fish sticks; and chocolate bars made with oat milk.
Hemp & CBD - From oils to lotions, a variety of hemp-derived CBD products are being showcased. Additionally, there are products made from hemp seed and protein ingredients.
Wine & Spirits - Cheers! The Private Label Trade Show has a dedicated area to wine and spirits. Products in the spotlight include oak barrel-aged Spanish wine; single-serve Chilean reserve wine in a can; and natural wine with no added sulfites.
Kitchenware - More consumers are cooking from home and seeking new kitchenware to meet their needs. In response, exhibitors are highlighting such products as pressure cookers, water purifiers and 3-in-1 kitchen gadgets for multifunctional use.
Sustainable Products and Packaging - At a time when consumers are making more eco-friendly choices, exhibitors are showcasing better-for-the-planet products and packaging. These include compostable trash bags; eco-conscious shampoo bars; and bamboo paper cups, plates and wipes.
For additional show information, visit plma.com
The Private Label Manufacturers Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 to promote the store brands industry. It is the only trade group of its kind, representing 3,800 member companies in more than 75 countries. In addition to annual, industry-defining trade shows in Chicago and Amsterdam, PLMA offers its members the annual Leadership conference, executive education and professional development programs, original consumer and market research, as well as digital media platforms, including exclusive news coverage from PLMA Live! and the e-scanner industry newsletter. Follow PLMA on plma.com, Twitter and LinkedIn.