Leading grocery operators in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland and Turkey are among close to 50 finalists announced for the European Private Label Awards 2020, organised by ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.
This year set a new record in terms of the number of retailers and suppliers participating in the Awards, including a number of first-time entrants. Scroll down to view this year's crop of finalists.
Click here for details of the judging process for this year's competition.
Best Of The Best
The Awards, which are open to both retailers and suppliers, were launched in 2017, as a contest to determine the most innovative store brands on sale in Europe’s supermarkets.
The Awards celebrate the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to store brand innovation right across Europe, and showcase 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. Click here to view the winners of last year's competition.
The process doesn’t stop here, however, with ESM Issue 1, 2020, due to be published in late January, set to reveal the winners of this year’s competition.
ESM would also like to sincerely thank Cold Move (www.coldmove.ie) for being the logistics partner for this year’s Awards – the company’s ability to keep track of what was a record number of entries was much appreciated!
In addition, we would also like to thank the culinary team at the Cooks Academy, Dublin (www.cooksacademy.com), for their assistance in preparing the products, and, of course, our team of expert judges, for taking the time out from their busy schedules to participate in this year’s competition.
For more information about the Awards, visit www.privatelabelawards.com.
CATEGORY: AMBIENT GROCERY
This category includes sauces, soups, oils, canned products, preserves, cereals, conserves, pasta, rice, baking products and other ambient products.
CATEGORY: BEVERAGES (ALCOHOLIC)
This category includes beer, wine, spirits, and flavoured and RTD alcoholic beverages.
CATEGORY: BEVERAGES (NON-ALCOHOLIC)
This category includes soft drinks, juices, energy drinks, squashes, cordials, tea, coffee and mineral water.
CATEGORY: CONFECTIONERY AND SNACKING
This category includes chocolate, sweets, gums, mints, potato chips/crisps, popcorn, biscuits, cakes, sweet spreads, savoury snacks, and granola bars.
CATEGORY: CONVENIENCE FOODS
This category includes ready meals, food-to-go, pre-packed sandwiches and snacks, instant meals, chilled soups and other ready-to-eat products.
CATEGORY: DAIRY PRODUCTS
This category includes milk and milk products, yoghurt, yoghurt drinks, chilled desserts, cream, cheese, butter and dairy-related products.
CATEGORY: FREE-FROM FOODS
This category 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, and GMO-free food and beverage products across all grocery categories.
CATEGORY: FROZEN FOOD
This category includes frozen meat products, frozen vegetable products, frozen snack products, ice cream, and frozen snacks.
CATEGORY: MEAT AND SEAFOOD
This category includes sliced meats, chilled prepared meats, breakfast meats, meat products, seafood products and shellfish.
CATEGORY: NON FOOD (HOUSEHOLD)
This category includes detergents, washing-up liquids, fabric softeners, dishwasher products, refuse sacks, household sprays and other home care products.
CATEGORY: NON FOOD (PERSONAL CARE)
This category includes deodorants, creams, lotions, shower gels, soaps, shampoo, hair conditioners, razors, baby care, oral care and related products.
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