Peggy Davies extended as PLMA president

Davies has been appointed a three-year term as president of the organization, as it prepares for the Private Label Trade Show’s return to Chicago Nov. 14-16.
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Peggy Davies

Peggy Davies is getting three more years to lead the Private Label Manufacturers Association. 

Named president in an interim role after longtime president Brian Sharoff passed away (see Store Brandscommemorative Hall of Fame feature and remembrance feature), Davies was then quickly named acting president June 2020. 

Due to her effective leadership she has been appointed for a three-year term as president, according to the organization. 

Following a tough year with the pandemic, PLMA is returning to an in-person Private Label Trade Show Nov. 14-16 in Chicago, including an expanded focus on foodservice. The organization had to postpone in-person events last year and under Davies helped pull together a week-long virtual event Private Label Week. The organization has also launched a revamped website for members, its events and industry news.

“We recognized from day one that Peggy was well prepared to undertake the responsibilities of the position,” said Clay Dockery, board chair and division vice president of corporate brands at Massimo Zanetti Beverage. “It has been thanks to her deep experience and understanding of both the industry and the association that Peggy has proven the wisdom of that decision. She succeeded fully in not only honoring the legacy of her predecessor, but also in bringing new ideation and opportunities as well as to develop, promote and carry the association forward.”

Davies has been part of the private brand industry for more than 40 years, previously serving PLMA’s vice president of association relations. She also served for a number of years on the PLMA board representing Agrilink Foods and McCain Foods USA, including two terms as PLMA’s board chair.

“We are now emerging from a most challenging year, and recent events have only served to highlight the association’s value and importance in service to the private label industry,” Davies said. “I am excited as we begin to lay out new plans to continue working together with manufacturers, retailers and others around the world to make the industry even better.”