PLMA’s 2019 trade show will be held November 17-19 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago. The show will include more than 2,500 exhibit booths from the best private brand manufacturers of every size and description, while more than 5,000 visitors to the PLMA will include buyers and executives from U.S. supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drug chains, discount, club, convenience and dollar stores, in addition to online and specialty retailers, foodservice distributors and wholesalers.
PLMA’s Sunday seminars focus attention on the latest developments in online retailing and new product trends. The program kicks off with PLMA’s 2019 Salute to Excellence Awards for outstanding store brands, followed by speakers on three of the industry’s hottest topics:
Sam Mayberry, former head of product development for Amazon retail consumables and private label, will speak on winning the competitive battle for the last mile to the consumer, delivering online orders to shoppers, and how e-commerce continues to change the rules of retail.
Virginia Lee, research manager at Brightfield Group, a leading source of market intelligence for the CBD and cannabis industries, will speak about the latest CBD formulations appearing in nonfoods, supplements and pet products, and those soon expected to follow in food products.
Jim Wisner, president of Wisner Marketing Group will report on retailers adapting their product assortments to the rapid rise of consumer interest in plant-based foods on the heels of recent rollouts of meat alternative offerings by major U.S. fast-food chains like Burger King, KFC and others.