Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration from 2017-2019, drawing plaudits from Democrats and Republicans alike for his collaborative management style, will deliver the keynote for the opening breakfast at PLMA’s 2019 Private Label Trade Show on Monday, November 18.
The FDA remains one of the most powerful and respected of all government agencies. During Dr. Gottlieb’s tenure, the FDA delayed compliance deadlines for updating the Nutrition Facts label. The FDA is currently considering regulations that will have major impact on retailing and store brands, among them hemp-derived CBD products and ingredients, new over-the-counter medicines, food safety, labeling for plant-based meats and dairy, and much more.
PLMA also announced that Ali Dibadj, a partner at AllianceBernstein global asset management company, will be their featured speaker for the Retail Trends Breakfast on Tuesday, November 19. The speech will focus on How Retailers Are Building Billion Dollar Brands and what that means for retailing and consumer brands strategies. Dibadj has ranked repeatedly as a #1 analyst for both the household & personal products as well as the beverages & snacks industries, and has been featured in business reporting for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, NPR, and other major news outlets.