This year’s edition of the PLMA 2019 Private Label Trade Show began Monday morning with an opening breakfast keynoted by Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Gottlieb, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration from 2017-2019, delivered a thoughtful presentation to the enthusiastic private brand crowd.
The trade show floor then opened with the more than 5,000 visitors rushing to discover the new and exciting products that fill the 2500 booths. This year’s show hosts national pavilions from more than 25 countries, presenting exhibitors and products from Europe, South America, and Asia.
This year the show also features two dedicated areas.
- CBD: More than a dozen CBD suppliers from across the U.S. and Canada in a dedicated section on the show floor. They include recognized industry leaders like Mile High Labs, Contract Pharmacal, Shikai, Blue Sky Hemp Ventures, Elixinol, and others.
- Plant-Based Foods: The area features exhibitors of plant-based meat products, ranging from burgers, sausages, and sliders, to meatballs, meatloaf, breaded and non-breaded chicken-less tenders and more.