8th annual Private Label Packaging Awards: Enter Today

Private Brand trade magazine PL Buyer now is taking submissions for its 8th annual Private Label Packaging Awards competition.

If your company has new private label packaging that is innovative, creative, functional or downright beautiful, PL Buyer invites you to enter your products into this year’s contest. Entries will be judged by a group of packaging experts, and all contest winners will be featured in the November issue of PL Buyer.

The deadline for submission is Aug. 27, so don’t delay! Contest submissions must be finished goods sold under a store brand name. No photos, drawings or mockups, please. To enter, visit http://awards.privatelabelbuyer.com.

For more information about this year’s contest, contact Randy Hofbauer, managing editor, at hofbauerr@bnpmedia.com.

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Christopher Durham
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.