PLMA international roundtable looks at the future of private label

Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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The Private Label Manufacturers Association is looking at the future of international private label with its latest international roundtable set for Feb. 17-18. Morning sessions on each day are looking at technology, cybersecurity and how Generation Z shoppers are responding to store brands.

For 25 years, the PLMA has been hosting an international roundtable series, bringing suppliers and retailers together to build stronger partnerships. The 2021 event will include speakers from Mintel, Euromonitor and more.

For more information and the full schedule, go here.

Highlighted speakers during the two-day event include a session from Richard Cope, senior trends consultant at Mintel, who will discuss the impact that Generation Z is having on store brands, and he will share insights on who they are, their habits, and how to reach them. 

Cope speaks on Feb. 17 along with Chuck Brooks of Brooks Consulting, an expert on cyber security and the effects a cyber attack can have on a company, and there will be a retail case study and moderated panel.

On Feb. 18, Jon Wright and Christopher Irish of IGD will each present a session, focusing on key future shifts in private label. Wright, head of retail insight, will touch on the growth of e-commerce and how it’s accelerating private label. Irish, head of insight in supply chain, will address the pandemic’s impact on the supply chain and changes in the supply chain as well as sustainability. They will be joined by a best practices workshop from IGD and a panel on sourcing from IGD.

Interested retailers and suppliers can go here to register.