Big Brands Struggle

Direct From PLMA's International Trade Show

PLMA’s 2018 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show in Amsterdam just ended. Join news anchor Jodi Daley and PLMA president Brian Sharoff for an inside look at the trends and products that dominated the show. Special reports from PLMA’s European team of analysts and commentators. Watch the news. Don’t just read about it. On your laptop, desktop, tablet and smartphone. Click here for video.

The big national CPG brands are making headlines these days, whether it’s KraftHeinz' bid to acquire Unilever or the cutbacks at Procter & Gamble. Ali Dibadj, Senior Vice President for Bernstein Research, believes the changes are creating an opportunity for retailers to build their store brands.

  • Why are the brands cutting trade promotions?
  • What’s behind CPG acquisitions?
  • Where’s the opportunity for store brands?

    Find the answers to these and other questions in this month's PLMA Live! exclusive interview, with host Tim Simmons.

  • Research and Technology: Fermentation Adds Fizz - and Buzz ‑ to Products

    • Fermentation Adds Fizz - and Buzz ‑ to Products
      Kombucha, Korean-inspired kimchi and even beauty care products are rising to the top of the food industry headlines. It’s all about fermentation, which adds good gut bacteria inside and absorption efficacy outside. Dr. Kantha Shelke explains how fermentation appeals to health-minded consumers, and the way it can help store brands manufacturers. Click here for video
    Category Profile: New Formulations Help Juice Sales Grow

    Juice is king. Fruit juices. Vegetable juices. They are healthy and taste good. The category, however, has had to stay on top of changing tastes and eating habits. This month's category profile looks at the products and the potential as host Bob Vosburgh analyzes today's market.

    Big Brands Struggle with New Media

    Big national brand marketers now realize that their long-standing advertising strategies aren’t working well in the new media world. Stuart Elliott, who was the advertising columnist for the New York Times, says “everything is changing” in advertising and the big brands are struggling to reach consumers with their ad messages.

    A Toast to Private Label Wine
    Increased wine sales are nothing to sniff at. Discounters like Lidl and Aldi are making store brand wines not only acceptable, but preferable for price and quality. Judith Kolenburg in Amsterdam previews PLMA’s 2018 Salute to Excellence Wine Awards where more than 30 retailers received recognition for private label achievements.