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01/20/2023

Kroger Our Brands VP to Speak at PLMA Meeting & Leadership Conference

Juan De Paoli will deliver a breakfast keynote at PLMA's March event in Orlando, Fla.
Zachary Russell
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Juan De Paoli, VP of Our Brands at Kroger, has been announced as the latest speaker for the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s (PLMA) annual Meeting & Leadership Conference this March.

Held March 22-24 in Orlando, Fla. at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, the event brings together retailers and private label manufacturers. This year’s event theme is “What Does Winning Look Like for Store Brands?” 

De Paoli will be speaking at a breakfast session on Friday, March 24. At the conference, Store Brands and PLMA will announce the Private Label Hall of Fame Class of 2023. Submit a Hall of Fame nominee here.

“We are pleased to welcome Juan De Paoli to our annual Meeting and Leadership conference,” said PLMA president Peggy Davies. “Juan’s 20-plus years of experience, vision and talent has greatly contributed to consumer engagement with retailers’ own brands.”

De Paoli joined Kroger in 2021, and is responsible for driving Kroger’s private label vision, strategy and program development. Prior to Kroger, he served as senior vice president

of Private Brands at Ahold Delhaize USA, and spent 12 years at H-E-B in its Own Brand organization.

Additional 2023 speakers include Kevin Ryan of Malachite Strategy and the Culture Matters newsletter; James E. Dillard III, executive vice president and president, Consumer Healthcare Americas, Perrigo; Roger Davidson, an industry veteran and leading consultant in the food retail industry; Tim Pollard, founder & CEO of Oratium; and Julien LeBlanc, co-founder and president, Blueprint North America.

More information on the conference can be found here.