Private Label Hall of Fame opens 2020 nomination process

Seth Mendelson
Publisher and Editor in Chief
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Brian Sharoff, president of the PLMA, with Terry Lee, a 2019 inductee into the Private Label Hall of Fame.

Who stands out in a crowd in the private label industry?

The Private Label Manufacturers Association and Store Brands need the industry’s help to identify deserving men or women to be nominated for inclusion in the 2020 class of the Private Label Hall of Fame. The two organizations announced that nominations are now open for the 2020 induction into the Hall of Fame, giving recognition to the people who have contributed to the growth of the industry.

The Private Label Hall of Fame already includes more than 60 industry pioneers and leaders who have been inducted over the last 15 years. Last year’s selections included such names as Nancy Cota, vice president of own brands, product management, innovation and brand management for Albertsons; Terry Lee, a veteran of the industry for 30-plus years at Safeway, Albertsons and Dollar General; and Kurt Goldschmidt, a leader in the private label paper category where he worked more than 20 years at American Tissue Co.

Criteria for inclusion include people who served as a leader in store brands product development and innovation. That includes helping to advance the growth of store brands through the creative use of marketing, merchandising and promotions. Also, nominees could have contributed to store brands technology in terms of manufacturing, packaging, label design and quality assurance or served as a champion of store brands within their own companies and business communities or the consumer marketplace. 

Industry officials can nominate people by filling out this online form.

Nominations must be made by Jan. 24. For more information, contact PLMA at (212) 972-3131.