It’s no secret that retailers across Europe and beyond are introducing more innovative products and creative packaging under their own brands. However, you’ll have to wait until PLMA’s 2016 World of Private Label Trade Show, 24-25 May, at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam to discover which retailers have won PLMA’s International Salute to Excellence Awards.
More than 370 food and non-food products from 62 retailers in 23 countries were submitted for consideration, with the winning products selected by a panel of professional judges. Entries were evaluated for taste, appearance, packaging, presentation, product concept, and value for money.
The 2016 International Salute to Excellence Awards have been expanded to give recognition to retailers offering private-label wines. The judges considered 250 wines from around the world before selecting the winning products.
All the food, non-food and wine Salute to Excellence winners will be on display in the Idea Supermarket area of the Trade Show.
Brian Sharoff, the president of PLMA, said, "This year’s International Salute to Excellence Award winners demonstrate again that today’s retailers are committed to understanding consumer trends and responding with products that meet the changing needs of their shoppers."
Consumer trends will be the focus of two expert presentations at the pre-show seminar programme being held on 23 May in the RAI Forum Room.
Jean-Jacques Vandenheede, retail insight director for Europe, the Nielsen Company, will give an overview of the latest country-by-country market-share data for private label.
Top global consumer trends will be the topic examined by Daphne Kasriel-Alexander, consumer trends consultant for Euromonitor International. Seminar presentations will be translated into English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Trade-show visitors can see private-label ranges from more than 60 retailers around the world displayed on gondolas at the Idea Supermarket. This year, the Idea Supermarket has been expanded to feature a special information area focusing on the latest developments in product ingredients. Another new area shows creative television commercials being used by retailers to promote their own brands.
PLMA’s World of Private Label is the world’s largest trade show for private label. The theme for this year’s event is 'Private Label is People', highlighting the private-label experience of the manufacturers and retailers attending.
This year’s trade show is expected to attract more than 12,000 buyers and visitors from more than 110 countries. They will have the chance to visit over 2,400 exhibiting manufacturers and suppliers from more than 70 countries.
The exhibition area covers 12 exhibit halls in the RAI, divided over two main complexes. The Europa Complex is devoted to food products, while the Holland Complex has exhibitors displaying non-food products. Parkhal accommodates both food and non-food exhibitors.
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