ESM: European Supermarket Magazine is proud to present the European Private Label Awards, a contest to determine the most impactful and innovative store brands on sale in Europe’s supermarkets.
With private label market share now at an all-time high across Europe, and innovative store brands now penetrating even the most diverse of supermarket categories, the European Private Label Awards have been developed as a 'badge of honour' for both retailers and suppliers investing in this growing market.
The entry process for the 2021 awards is now open, click here to submit your products!
ESM: European Supermarket Magazine is the leading pan-European grocery industry trade title, with readers comprising C-level executives and senior buyers across Europe and internationally.
The European Private Label Awards has therefore been created to celebrate the 'best of the best' when it comes to store brand innovation right across Europe, and celebrate the dynamism of both retailers and suppliers when it comes to developing products that can compete, and in many cases outperform, the biggest brands in the marketplace.
All winners and finalists will be celebrated in a special European Private Label Awards issue of ESM: European Supermarket Magazine, to be published in March 2021. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Alternatively click ENTER AWARDS to submit your application.
“We are delighted with the initiative by ESM to launch these awards, as we believe they are a valuable addition to the European supermarket world.” Wouter Lefevere, Head Of International Buying, SPAR International
“The awards had a meritocratic selection process, and have had a positive impact for Ioniki as a winner. All the best to the ESM team for the years ahead!” Nikos Tsiftsoglou, Head of Exports, Ioniki Sfoliata SA
“The European Private Label Awards by ESM is an important competition for displaying new and innovative private label products from European retailers. This competition really shows that private label products have become both unique and innovative, so we are very pleased that ESM is launching these Awards.” Line Wanderås Németh, Head of Conceptual Development Private Label, Coop Norge SA
“We are very happy with the newly-launched European Private Label Awards by ESM. These awards point out the increased level, not just in terms of innovation, but also in terms of quality and efficiency in the private label market.” Sanne Strandskov, Marketing Coordinator, Nopa Nordic
“The competition clearly shows that private label is so much more than copying branded goods. The new products, innovative concepts and product lines that retailers brought forward will no doubt directly add value to any supermarket shelf.” Sebastiaan Schreijen, RaboResearch Food & Agri (FAR)
For companies that wish to enter more than one product/category, please visit the ENTER AWARDS page for more information
Includes Sauces, Soups, Oils, Canned Products, Conserves, Baby Foods, Baking Products, Stocks, Salad Dressings...
Includes Beer, Wine, Spirits, Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages, RTD Alcoholic Beverages…
Includes Soft Drinks, Juices, Energy Drinks, Squashes, Cordials, Mineral Water…
Confectionery & Snacking
Includes Chocolate, Sweets, Gums, Mints, Potato Chips, Popcorn, Biscuits, Cakes, Savoury Dips, Granola Bars, Chips...
Convenience Foods/Food To Go
Includes Ready Meals, Food-to-Go, Pre-Packed Sandwiches and Snacks, Snack Pots, Instant Meals, Prepacked Fresh Berries, Fruit Pots, Chilled Soups…
Includes Milk and Milk Products, Yoghurt, Yoghurt Drinks, Chilled Desserts, Cream, Cheese, Butter, Dairy Spreads, Flavoured Milk, Milkshakes…
Includes Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Fat-Free, Egg-Free, Lactose-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free. Sugar-Free, Yeast- Free, Salt-Free, Wheat-Free, GMO-Free food and beverage products across all grocery categories...
Includes Frozen Meat Products, Frozen Vegetable Products, Frozen Snack Products, Ice Cream, Frozen Snacks…
Meat & Seafood
Includes Sliced Meats, Chilled Prepared Meats, Meat Products, Seafood Products, Shellfish...
Includes Detergents, Washing Up Liquids, Fabric Softeners, Dishwasher Products, Ignition Products, Refuse Sacks, Household Sprays, Bathroom Cleaners, Kitchen Cleaners, Air Fresheners, Batteries, Hard Surface Cleaners…
Non-Food (Personal Care)
Includes Deodorants, Creams, Lotions, Shower Gels, Soaps, Shampoo, Hair Conditioners, Razors, Sanitary Protection, Baby Wipes, Nappies, Diapers, Facial Tissues, Toothpaste, Oral Care Products, Oral Analgesics, Cough & Cold Remedies…
All entries will be considered for inclusion in three overall cross-category awards: Innovative Product of The Year, Packaging Excellence Award and Taste Excellence Award. Please note that these categories are not open for entries.
The closing date for entries to the 2021 European Private Label Awards is 30 October (16 October for Non-Food items), with the judging for the awards taking place in mid November.
Cost per entry is based on a per-SKU basis, and prices are inclusive of VAT. Entries are priced as follows:
- 1-5 Entries (€195 per entry)
- 6-10 Entries (€180 per entry)
- 11-20 Entries (€165 per entry)
- 21-50 Entries (€145 per entry)
- 50+ Entries (€95 per entry)
Further details on payment types accepted for each entry are available on the ENTER AWARDS page.
Finalists will be revealed in Issue 1 2021 of ESM: European Supermarket Magazine, which is due to be published in January 2021. Winners will be revealed in Issue 2 2021, which will be published in March 2021.
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ESM would like to thank Cold Move for providing logistics assistance to the 2020 European Private Label Awards.
Cold Move delivers supply chain management services for businesses involved in retail, foodservice and manufacturing. This includes transport, order management, procurement, warehousing and physical distribution services of ambient, frozen and chilled products to 6,000 retail locations weekly across the island of Ireland. For more information, visit www.coldmove.ie.
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