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PLMA bestows “Salute to Excellence” awards

PLMA bestows “Salute to Excellence” awards

NEW YORK — PLMA honored the best new private label products of 2020 with its Salute to Excellence Awards, announced Friday at PLMA Live’s Private Label Week. The Salute to Excellence awards were created in 1986 to give recognition to retailers for their commitment to the growth and success of store brands, according to the

PLMA sets online private label event

PLMA sets online private label event

NEW YORK – Leading retailers and industry executives are among dozens of speakers announced recently for February 1-5, when PLMA unveils its first major online event for store brands in the U.S., presented and hosted by PLMA Live! the video news and information service of PLMA. Coinciding with five days of back-to-back category events on

PLMA goes virtual with events in 2021

PLMA goes virtual with events in 2021

CHICAGO — The Private Label Manufacturers Association has announced plans to host conferences virtually in 2021, in recognition of the continued disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A new digital event, “PLMA Live! Presents Private Label Week,” is scheduled for the week of February 1-5. The event will enable retailers and visitors to search for

PLMA to host live virtual event in February 2021

PLMA to host live virtual event in February 2021

NEW YORK—The Private Label Manufacturers Association has announced a new and unprecedented virtual event for February 1-5, 2021: PLMA Live! Presents Private Label Week. The announcement comes as the association has found it necessary to cancel its 2020 Private Label Trade Show in light of continuing uncertainties concerning the health and safety of participants at

Former Walmart CEO Simon to speak at PLMA event

Former Walmart CEO Simon to speak at PLMA event

NEW YORK —Former Walmart president and CEO Bill Simon will be a featured speaker at PLMA’s first Virtual Washington Conference, to be held October 6-7, the association said Wednesday. Simon’s presentation will focus on Retailing and Economy, looking at the unprecedented challenges and opportunities facing retailers and their suppliers as they make their business plans

PLMA names Peggy Davies as acting president

PLMA names Peggy Davies as acting president

NEW YORK – The board of directors of the Private Label Manufacturers Association has named Peggy Davies acting president. Her appointment follows the death of president Brian Sharoff, who passed away last month after a brief illness. Since 2016, Davies served as PLMA vice president of association relations. “For four decades, Brian was the face

PLMA president Brian Sharoff dies

PLMA president Brian Sharoff dies

NEW YORK – Private Label Manufacturers Association president Brian Sharoff died on Saturday after a brief illness, according to Tim Simmons, the trade group’s vice president of communications. Sharoff was named president of PLMA in 1981, shortly after the association was founded. During his tenure the PLMA’s membership grew from two hundred manufacturers, suppliers, and

Mass store brand sales grew nearly 10% in 2017

Mass store brand sales grew nearly 10% in 2017

NEW YORK — Sales of store brand merchandise in the mass channel (mass merchants, club stores and dollar stores) increased last year on a dollar basis and a unit basis, the Private Label Manufacturers Associated (PLMA) said on Wednesday, citing sales data from Nielsen. Dollar sales rose 9.3% in 2017 and unit sales increased 9.1%,