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.

Highlights from PLMA’s Successful Conference

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.

Private Label Sales in Europe Grow to €302 Billion

Private label sales in Europe grew to a total of €302 billion in 2022, reaching a value share of 37% of the total global market. Judith Kolenburg has the latest sales figures compiled by NielsenIQ for PLMA’s 2023 International Private Label Yearbook. Kolenburg’s report includes country-specific data, as well as fast-growing categories. In other news, Hans Kraak provides an update on the European Commission’s efforts to regulate front-of-pack labelling. Click here for video.

Five Grocery Trends to Watch

There have been many exciting developments in the grocery space. In a special report, PLMA Live! explores five trends: globally inspired foods; value brands; meals-to-go; sustainable household products; and premium beverages and desserts.

Executives from CVS, Kroger, Southeastern Grocers, and Circle K to Participate in PLMA Conference

There’s still time to attend PLMA’s 2023 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, March 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. You’ll hear from Kroger, CVS, Circle K, Southeastern Grocers, and other top speakers about topics that are unique to the store brands industry. Watch Jodi Daley’s video report on the full schedule of events.

Learn How to Close the Deal With Confidence

Join us at PLMA’s Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference, March 22-24 in Orlando, for a workshop led by Julien LeBlanc, Co-founder and President of BluePrint and Tim Pollard, Founder and CEO of Oratium. This workshop will teach participants how to develop compelling sales messages and build the personal, strategic and leadership confidence necessary to deliver a winning presentation. Register NOW

Store Brand Sales Surge 11.3% to $228.6 Billion

It was a record-setting year for private brands. Store brand dollar sales jumped 11.3% in 2022 to a whopping $228.6 billion. PLMA Live! anchor Jodi Daley shares overall sales data, plus reveals which categories are growing the fastest. 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’s Lunch and Learn, Gary Stibel, New England Consulting Group

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.

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