Leading grocery operators in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Norway and Portugal are among close to 50 finalists announced for the European Private Label Awards 2019, organised by ESM: European Supermarket Magazine in association with M.A.D.E. (Marques Associées Distribution Event).
Now in their second year, the European Private Label Awards are fast-becoming a barometer for private label excellence, with participating retailers and suppliers from right across the European grocery landscape.
Entries to this year’s competition were double that of the previous year, and the 48 finalists named across 12 Awards categories include some of the biggest names in European retail: Lidl, REWE Group, Carrefour, ASDA, Dunnes Stores, SPAR, Coop Norge, Consum, Sainsbury’s, ICA, Franprix, Real and more. Scroll down to discover this year's finalists.
In addition, the Awards pay tribute to the companies behind retailer own-brands, with suppliers from across the continent also acknowledged in the list 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.
This year’s awards were proudly sponsored by M.A.D.E. (Marques Associées Distribution Event), the annual retail and consumer goods trade exhibition in Paris, and the team at ESM: European Supermarket Magazine would like to extend their sincere thanks to M.A.D.E. for their assistance in this year’s competition. For more information, visit www.madeparis.com.
The process doesn’t stop here, however, with ESM Issue 1, 2019, due to be published in February, set to reveal the winners of this year’s competition.
ESM would like to extend a hearty congratulations to all the retailers and suppliers that have made it to this stage, and express our gratitude to all the companies that submitted products for the awards. For more information about the Awards, visit www.privatelabelawards.com.
EUROPEAN PRIVATE LABEL AWARDS 2019 – THE FINALISTS
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, 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: 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.
CATEGORY: PET CARE
This category includes pet foods, pet snacks, pet treats, and pet-hygiene products.
CATEGORY: TEA, COFFEE AND HOT DRINKS
This category includes tea, coffee, hot chocolate and other hot beverages.
© 2018 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Stephen Wynne-Jones. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine