The Private Label Manufacturers Association is gearing up for its virtual event PLMA Live Presents: Private Label Week, a weeklong event that will bring retailers, suppliers and industry leaders together over a proprietary online platform. The week, Feb. 1 to 5, 2021, will include virtual meetings, educational sessions and more.
Anthony Aloia, corporate vice president at New York-based PLMA, is excited about the association’s PLMA Live Presents: Private Label Week event and has been a cog in the development of the event.
He talked with Store Brands about the upcoming event.
Store Brands: How are things in the mass retail world? How is the industry responding?
Anthony Aloia: Food and nonfood consumables were both upended in ways that were impossible to imagine at the start of 2020. For families everywhere, working remote and remote learning for kids, along with greater concerns for health and wellness meant restructuring a new normal around meals at home — including snack, comfort foods and beverages, and new interest in cooking and baking of all kinds. They’re taking healthcare and personal care more seriously, too, and maintaining a cleaner home environment. One big winner is pets. They never saw so much love and attention as the past months.