PLMA Awards Excellence in Private Brand

The PLMA just published its Salute to Excellence Awards featuring winners from around the country in more than thirty categories.  Products were evaluated on taste, performance, packaging, product appearance and value for money.

Take a look at some of my personal favorites.

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
Winn-Dixie: 100 Calorie Snack Pack

Price Chopper Supermarkets
Central Market Classics: Thai Chili Roasted Garlic

Hannaford Bros. Co.
Taste of Inspirations: Chocolate Chip Cookie Meltdown

Archer Farms: Roasted Salsa Verde

A & P
Green Way: Eco-Friendly All Purpose Cleaner

Whole Foods Market
Whole Paws: Hip & Joint Formula Dog Biscuits

See all the winners.

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Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.