Daily Archives: April 28, 2014

  • “World of Private Label” International Trade Show, 20-21 May, 2014

    PLMA’s new Salute to Excellence Awards honor retailers for private label product innovation
    Amsterdam – Retailers across Europe are introducing more and more private label products with higher quality, greater innovation and better packaging.

    PLMA has created a new programme, the International Salute to Excellence Awards, to honor these retailers and their products. The first International Salute to Excellence Awards will be announced at PLMA’s “World of Private Label” Trade Show seminar programme next month at the RAI Exhibition Centre here.

    The 2014 International Salute to Excellence Awards will give recognition to outstanding food and nonfood private label products that have been introduced on the shelves of supermarkets, hypermarkets, discounters, drugstores, and specialty stores in the past year.

    National and international retailers submitted over 200 products, covering 30 categories, for consideration by an international panel of industry experts, including chefs, former retailers, academics, nutritionists, journalists, and packaging specialists. The panel carefully examined all the products and then graded them on several criteria, including appearance, taste, packaging & presentation and value for money.

    The winning products will be announced at the PLMA seminar programme on Monday, 19 May, one day before the “World of Private Label” Trade Show floor opens. Brian Sharoff, PLMA President, and Kitty Koelemeijer, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, will moderate the Salute to Excellence Awards presentation.

    The seminar programme will also feature “Nielsen Private Label Trends”, an overview of the latest country-by-country market share data by Paolo Politi, International Sales Director, The Nielsen Company.

    The final seminar presentation will be “E-Retailing and Shoppers of the Future”. Steve Mader, Director Digital Retail, Kantar Retail, will discuss how technology and changing shopper attitudes are re-shaping retail.

    The 2014 “World of Private Label” Trade Show, on 20-21 May, will again be the world’s largest private label trade exhibition, attracting more than 10,000 buyers and visitors from over 100 countries. “The growth of the trade show has far exceeded what we could have ever imagined when we started out in 1986”, says PLMA’s Brian Sharoff. “This year’s event will have nearly 4,000 exhibit stands on the trade show floor. There will be more than 2,200 exhibitors from 70 countries, including 53 national and regional pavilions. This growth reflects the tremendous international success of retailer brands.”

    In addition to exhibitors on the trade show floor, the 2014 “World of Private Label” features PLMA’s Idea Supermarket, where visitors can see private label products on display from retailers across Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Another attraction, PLMA’s New Product Expo, displays the new private label products from Trade Show exhibitors.

    For more information about PLMA’s 2014 “World of Private Label” International Trade Show or to arrange an interview with Brian Sharoff, President, PLMA,
    please contact PLMA International Council, Leonique White, Manager Trade Show Development,
    at telephone: +31 20 5753032
    or email: press@plma.nl
    www.plmainternational.com
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    Founded in 1979, PLMA includes members that range from multinational corporations to small and medium sized companies. With executive offices in New York, a special International Council satellite office in Amsterdam and representatives across the globe, PLMA provides services to more than 3,500 member manufacturers from over 70 countries. PLMA presented its first trade show in the United States in 1980, its first trade show in Europe in 1986 and its first trade show in Asia in 1994.

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  • Shoppers Across Europe are Buying More Private Label

    Retailer brands once again posted market share gains across Europe, whether it’s in the emerging retail markets in the East or the most established ones throughout the region. Private label is becoming more popular with Europe’s shoppers. Retailers are responding with bigger own brand programs featuring innovative new products and greater value. The market share for private label climbed in 18 of the 20 countries tracked by Nielsen data for PLMA’s 2013 Private Label Yearbook.

    In southern Europe consumers purchased more retailer brand products. In addition the Nielsen data shows that private label market share is increasing in countries with stronger economies, such as Germany, The Netherlands and Austria.

    Retailer brands accounted for the majority of all products sold in two countries: Switzerland (53%) and Spain (51%). Market share levels exceeded 40% in four countries: the UK (45%), Germany (42%), Belgium (41%) and Portugal (44%). In France, private label again represented more than one of every three products sold.

    The biggest single gain for private label was achieved in Poland, where market share climbed more than 3 points to 28%. Hungary and Slovakia both climbed over the 30% market share level, while Czech Republic stayed at 27%.

    In the North, The Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark posted increases of more than one point, while share in Finland climbed above 29%. In the South, both Italy and Turkey each gained more than one point, reaching the 20% level. Market share in Greece was up nearly one point to 24%.

    Private label can expect still greater market share growth in the year ahead based on a new study of more than 10,000 consumers in 14 countries commissioned by PLMA, entitled “Today’s European Shoppers”.

    The study shows that private label plays a fundamental role in the lives of shoppers across Europe and market share will continue to expand. Forty-six percent (46%) purchase them “frequently.” In the year ahead, one in four believe that they will buy a larger amount of own brands than currently. Even when the economy gets better, consumers say that they will stick with private label: eight in ten said that after the economy improves they would not stop purchasing own brands.

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  • Olive Oil with natural aromas from Italy

    The quality of Made in Italy, a passion for territory and its local traditions, an openness to the world make Frantoio Bonamini one of the symbolic examples of the unity between history and evolution.

    Giancarlo and Sabrina Bonamini run the historical olive-mill with great know how.

    The production of the DOP and Organic oils and the exclusive Santa Giustina and San Felice oils, like the related products such as the flavoured oils, the vegetables pickled in oil and the cosmetic line are all found on the hills facing the Val d’Illasi valleys, one of the most important districts at the national level with regards to the production of oil.

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  • Kreenes Ultra Premium: A Gift of Life from Greece

    “The Kreenes Ultra Premium olive oil produced from olives grown in the best organic olive groves in the world located in the hilly areas of southern Laconia of Greece.

    It is a place with rich soil, plenty of sunshine, around the sea.

    This is the ideal microclimate for olive succeed. A special variety of olives grown in Laconia, known as ‘Athinoelia’ and ‘Koroneiki.’

    This ‘Athinoelia’ grows only in the southern region of Laconia and produce the most durable, and really rare aromatic olive oil.”

    Kreenes Ultra Premium: A Gift of Life

    “on the footsteps of an ancient phylosophy Drawing upon a great legacy Seeking out for the secrets of wellness”

    Drawing upon knowledge and experience gained from the past…

    The olive tree, its cultivation, the olive fruit products and their use coincides with Greece’s long history. The ancient and famous legend holds that Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, blessed the city that was named after her with the most precious gift, that of an olive tree. The Athenians soon realized the importance of this divine gift and created a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to their patroness Athena. This sacred grove contributed to the wealth and prosperity of the city and supported its population in hard times.

    In Sparta, archaeologists have unearthed findings showing that the fruit of the olive tree has been a key component in the diet of the local people since prehistoric times. The climate conditions in the region have favored the expansion of olive cultivation since antiquity. In the Spartan tradition olive oil became the synonym of health and longevity. Ancient Sparta’s athletes and warriors used oil to rub their bodies.

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  • New Awards for Greek Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil " Stories of Greek Origins" Sitia Crete P.D.O.

    Once more we would like to share with our Dear Partners & Friends our good news that the Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Stories of Greek Origins Sitia Crete P.D.O., has been recently awarded with:

    • Silver Award at New York International Olive Oil Competition, among 700 Extra Virgins from around the world and
    • Gold Award at Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition for its Packaging Design among more than 500 Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

    We would like to thank all those who trust us and we keep going better!
    Artion Greek Foods
    For Stories of Greek Origins,
    Anastasia Astypaliotou

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  • Epsilon Organic Olive Oil by Greek Farmer Geronymakis George is Silver A' Design Award Winner in Packaging Design Category

    A’ Design Award and Competitions are proud to see that the work Epsilon by George Gouvianakis – the Organic Farmer has been honored by international panel of judges with the famed Silver A’ Design Award at Packaging Design Competition.

    Geronymakis George, Organic Farmer/Producer

    Epsilon is produced in our organic olive groves in the village of Vori Heraklion Crete, near the ancient city of Phaistos, naturally cultivated with alternative farming methods without using chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other substances harmful for health. The harvesting of the olives needed for the production of epsilon has been done by hand in the traditional way. The extraction has been done at ambient temperatures in order for the olive oil to retain all the nutrients and flavour of the olives and has not undergone any treatment, while it is bottled unfiltered.

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