PLMA’s Chicago Trade Show Moved to Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2022

January Trade Show

Citing continued concerns about the Delta variant, the Private Label Manufacturers Association has postponed its annual Private Label Trade Show.

Originally planned for November 14-16, the rescheduled show, which is North America’s largest private label event, will be held in-person at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago from January 30 to February 1, 2022. 

PLMA President Peggy Davies is optimistic that between now and the end of January there will be significant nationwide progress on vaccinations – including shots available for children.

“Beginning in the new year, more companies will return to the office, corporate travel restrictions increasingly will be lifted, and people will become more comfortable gathering in large groups. And international borders will be reopened, an important factor for the large contingent of national pavilions that attend our Chicago Show,” Davies added.   

Despite the change of date, the show itself will be, as it has been in the past, filled with the latest innovations in food, beverages, nonfood, HBC, home goods and much more. Outstanding private label programs and products will once again be featured in The New Product Expo, Idea Supermarket® and PLMA's "Salute to Excellence."

PLMA pivoted from its in-person trade show last year to present Private Label Week at the start of this year, Feb. 1-5. The weeklong virtual event ushered in a proprietary online platform that supported more than 2,000 live video calls between manufacturers and retailers and garnered some 500,000 page views.

PLMA has been presenting its Private Label Trade Show in Chicago since 1980.