PLMA Announces 2022 Salute to Excellence Winners

The announcement coincided with the first day of the 2022 PLMA Trade Show.
Zachary Russell
Associate Editor
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The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) kicked off its 2022 PLMA Trade Show by announcing its Salute to Excellence Award winners, including products from Walmart, Albertsons Cos., Sprouts and more.

The nearly 100 products were announced on Sunday, the first day of the trade show that featured a slate of guest speakers. PLMA said that more than 725 products were submitted by 50 North American retailers.

“I congratulate all the retailers that participated in this year’s award program,” said PLMA President Peggy Davies. “These awards prove that store brands are leading the retail industry and giving shoppers the high-quality, high-value and great-tasting products they want.”

Southeastern Grocers olive oil

PLMA highlighted several winners in a number of trending product categories:

  • Plant-Based Products - Full Circle Market Plant-Based Bolognese-Style Pasta Sauce from Topco Associates; Sam's Choice Oatmilk Dark Chocolate Bar, Walmart; Earth Grown Non-Dairy Mocha Fudge Almond Milk Frozen Dessert, Aldi. 
  • Specialty Pasta and SauceSignature Reserve Ravioli with Porcini Mushrooms and Truffle from Albertsons Cos.; and Gustare Vita Parmigiano Reggiano Pasta Sauce from Hy-Vee. 
  • Eco-Friendly Nonfoods - Total Home Stainless Steel Silicone Straws from CVS; and Multi-Use Biodegradable Cleaner from Sprouts Farmers Market.  
  • Organic - Regeneratively Grown Organic Nepali Golden Black Loose Leaf Tea from Thrive Market; SE Grocers Prestige Organic Chili-Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Southeastern Grocers; Simple Truth Organic Chocolate Chip Baked Energy Bar from Kroger; and 365 by Whole Foods Market-brand Organic Fair Trade Unsweetened Coconut Shreds from Whole Foods.  

PLMA’s 2022 Private Label Trade Show is taking place Nov. 13-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.