The inaugural 2022 SBies will be award to the following retailers:
The On the Mark Award - Sam’s Club
The warehouse club spent two years reinventing its Member’s Mark private label program and its shoppers had a major say in the new selection.
The Eddy Grant Award - Walmart
Don’t remember Eddy? In 1982 he encouraged us to “rock down to Electric Avenue.” Forty years later, Walmart is embarking on multiple trips down the nation’s avenues with the purchase this year of 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles.
The Hatching New Ideas Award - Peapod Digital Labs
This year, Peapod launched its Incubator Program, which is designed to develop new private-label products in partnership with certified, diverse-owned suppliers.
The Mr. Roboto Award - Kroger
Kroger has opened several fulfillment centers across the U.S. this year and robotic technology is a vital component of these new facilities and a key tool to help the grocer get orders to customers more efficiently.
The In Grocers We Trust Award - (TIE) Trader Joe’s, H-E-B and Wegmans
Of the five most trustworthy “visible brands” in the U.S., three are grocery stores -Trader Joe’s, H-E-B and Wegmans - according to the annual Axios-Harris Poll. And each carries a broad range of private label products.
The Call of the Wild Award - CVS
CVS Health announced a new collaboration with World Wildlife Fund and the group’s activation hub ReSource Plastic. The partnership aims to increase sustainable materials within its packaging portfolio, including its own brand assortment.
The Everyone Should Do This Award - Giant Eagle, Southeastern Grocers
Giant Eagle expanded its partnership with Flashfood, a digital marketplace that provides customers access to heavily discounted food nearing its best-by date.
To help combat child hunger, Southeastern Grocers and its SEG Gives Foundation launched a new “Break from Hunger” program. Customers and associates ages 17 and younger were able to purchase a specially prepared “Student Summer Lunch Pack” meal box at any Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket or Winn-Dixie deli department for only $2.
The Mr. Kotter Award - PLMA
After a two year absence, the Private Label Manufacturers Association Show in Chicago has returned. And everyone is glad to be back in the Windy City. Welcome back!
In addition to the SBies presentation, join us at our booth for a raffle drawing of a $100 Amazon gift card. Winner must be present at the presentation to receive the prize.
We hope to see you at the event!