Visiting PLMA’s 2018 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show
AMSTERDAM- May 29- The world’s largest private label exhibition opens today at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam. This year’s “World of Private Label” International Trade Show is bigger than ever, with more than 14,000 buyers and visitors from more than 110 countries attending the two-day event.
On Monday 28 May, PLMA’s pre-show seminar program featured a keynote seminar presentation by Justin King, who served as CEO of Sainsbury’s and held senior management positions at Marks & Spencer and ASDA. In another presentation, Tom Pennincks of The Nielsen Co. reported on the latest market share data for private label in Europe.
On the Trade Show floor there are 2,500 exhibiting companies on the show floor, including more than 60 national and regional pavilions. The exhibition area covers 14 exhibit halls in RAI Centre. Products on display on the show floor include fresh, frozen and refrigerated foods, dry grocery, and beverages as well as non-food categories, including cosmetics, health and beauty, household and kitchen, auto aftercare, garden, and housewares and DIY.
A special attraction is PLMA’s Idea Supermarket, which highlights the products, packaging and promotions that are building private label across Europe and beyond. Attendees can see displays of the more than 120 private label products selected as winners of PLMA’s International Salute to Excellence Awards for private label innovation. The winning products came from 51 retailers in 20 countries.
The Idea Supermarket also displays private label products that exemplify important consumer trends from around the world. This year healthy food choices and eco-friendly household products are featured, along with children’s products, street food and healthy snacking for pets. More products can be seen at The New Product Expo, displaying more than 600 new private label products and packaging selected for their innovation and originality.
In addition, visitors to the Idea Supermarket can see many of the creative TV commercials that retailers are using to promote their private label products.