Pet Care Trends at PLMA's Private Label Trade Show

Some $110 billion will be spent this year on pets in the U.S. Among the growth drivers are the premiumization of pet foods, increased awareness of healthy and unhealthy ingredients, customized pet diets and sustainable sourcing and production. Private label suppliers from every region of the country are supplying store brands that leverage this fast-growing market.

PLMA Live! Interview: Dietitian Services at Hy-Vee Food Stores

Registered dietitians play an integral role in supermarket health and wellness initiatives. Anne Cundiff, Hy-Vee’s corporate dietitian, talks about new services at Hy-Vee, including virtual nutrition counseling, meal planning and store tours. All this and more in this month’s exclusive PLMA Live! interview with host Carol Angrisani.

PLMA Live! News Desk: Pass the Salt: The FDA’s New Sodium Guidance

In light of FDA’s new sodium reduction recommendations, PLMA Live! explores how retailers have addressed the issue with store brand product formulation, packaging and promotion.  Maureen Donoghue reports. Plus, Carol Angrisani explains how food bloggers and other influencers are building excitement about supermarkets and their private brands.

PLMA Live! Interview: The Dollar Store Boom

Dollar stores account for nearly half of all new national retail openings. What’s next for this disruptive retail channel? To find out, PLMA Live! speaks with Louis Scudere, a retail veteran and principal at Riverbend Retail Consulting. Scudere addresses how dollar stores are reaching out to younger consumers, building their store brands and expanding fresh offerings. All this and more in this month’s exclusive interview with host Carol Angrisani. Click here to view video.

PLMA Live! News Desk: New Dates, Same Great Private Label Trade Show

PLMA’s highly anticipated Private Label Trade Show is still on - just two months later than originally planned. It will take place in-person Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2022, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago. PLMA Vice President Anthony Aloia shares all the details of this can’t-miss event. Plus, PLMA's Salute to Excellence Awards have honored retailers for more than 30 years for innovation in store brands. Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the products that were entered into the competition. Click here to view video.

PLMA Live! Interview: Board Chair Discusses New PLMA Study on $100B SNAP Market

PLMA Chairperson Clay Dockery explains the role a new PLMA study on SNAP recipients can play in increasing sales of store brands in this $100 billion market. Hosted by PLMA Live!’s Joe Azzinaro. Click here for video.

News Desk: Kitchenware and Health & Wellness Trends to be Unveiled at PLMA's Private Label Trade Show

People are cooking and baking more. They’re looking for new kitchen tools and appliances to bring their recipes to life. Carol Angrisani explains how retailers are responding. Plus, Dollar General hires a chief medical officer...Sprouts sponsors the MyFitnessPal app...CVS launches more better-for-you foods. Moves like these show that retailers are getting more strategic with their health and wellness initiatives. Graham Leary reports. Click here for video.

Monthly Interview: New Study Reveals Role of Private Label

Private brands are a significant driver of trust in a retailer, according to “Brand Ambition: Food and Beverage Private Brands & Beyond,” a new report from consumer research firm The Hartman Group. Shelley Balanko, Ph.D., Hartman's Senior Vice President, discusses these and other study findings with PLMA Live!’s Carol Angrisani. Click here for video.

PLMA Live! News Report: Retailers Expand Foodservice Operations

How to Become a Foodservice Destination

Changing consumer behavior has boosted demand for prepared foods that take the guesswork out of meal prep. Find out how supermarkets are responding in this exclusive PLMA Live! report from Maureen Donoghue. Click here for video.

PLMA Live! News Desk: Excitement Growing Over Return to Chicago