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PLMA Announces Salute To Excellence Winners

October 11, 2012

The Private Label Manufacturers Association today announced winners in 45 categories in its Salute to Excellence Awards, given to new private label products that exemplify high quality, innovation, and value to consumers, the group said in a news release.

Twenty-eight different retailers and wholesalers claimed awards in the contest , which collected more than 400 individual product nominations from all channels and regions of the country. Among the winners were some of the biggest retailers in the country, includine Walmart, Target, Kroger, Safeway, Walgreens, and Costco.

Winning products will be featured at the PLMA Private Label Trade Show next month, and promoted online after the show at www.plmawinners.com.

Products were subjected to evaluations and judging over two days by eight jury panels of industry professionals and consumers. There were 35 awards handed out in food and drink categories and 11 more in home and health categories.

Individual winners were:

 

FOOD AND DRINK

 

Asian Foods

Wakefern

ShopRite® Special Edition

Asian Szechuan Sauce

Breads, Rolls & Muffins

Aldi

L’Oven Fresh®

Multi-Grain Sandwich Skinnys

Breakfast Cereals

Price Chopper

Central Market Classics

Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats

Breakfast Foods

A&P

Green Way™

Natural Liquid Egg Whites

Cakes & Pies

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Wellsley Farms

Quatro Cake

Candy

Walgreens

Nice!™

Neon Sour Gummy Worms

Children’s Foods

Walgreens

Nice!™

Cheddar Penguins Cheese Crackers

Chocolates

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods™ Market

Assorted Belgian Chocolates

Condiments & Toppings

Winn-Dixie

Winn-Dixie

Crispy Wonton Strips

Cookies

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s®

Journey to The Center of The Cookie

Dairy Products

Ahold USA

Stop & Shop/Giant

Mac & Cheese Blend Shredded Cheese

Dressings/Oils/Marinades

Navarro

Vida Mia Mi Sabor

Mojo Marinade

Hors d’Oeuvres

Weis Markets

Weis 5 Star

Bleu Cheese Stuffed Olives

Hot Beverages

Walgreens

Nice!™

Orange Pekoe & Pekoe Cut Black Tea

Ice Cream & Frozen Novelties

The Kroger Co.

Private Selection™

Sweet Honey Baklava Ice Cream

Infants & Toddlers

Safeway

Mom to Mom

Apple Mango Baby Food

Juice & Flavored Drinks

Wegmans

Wegmans Food You Feel Good About®

Apple Raspberry 100% Sparkling Fruit Juice

Main Dishes

Target

Archer Farms®

Gnocchi with Chicken

Mexican/Latin American Foods

Whole Foods Market

365™

Thick & Chunky Salsa

Milk

Western Family

Natural Directions®

Vanilla Almond Milk

Natural Foods & Healthy Eating

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee®

Double Peanut Wellness Nutrition Bars

Organic Foods

Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter Organics

Pasta

Aldi

Priano

Specialty Italian Bronze Cut Fusilli Pasta

Pasta Sauces

A&P

The Food Emporium Trading Co.™

Jersey Tomato Vodka Sauce

Pizza (Fresh & Frozen)

Save-A-Lot

Ferratto’s

Fully Loaded Fire Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Rice & Grains

Ahold USA

Stop & Shop/Giant

Long Grain & Wild Rice

Side Dishes

Sobeys

Compliments

Italian Bitter Greens Sauté Kit

Snacks: Chips & Crisps

Sobeys

Sensations by Compliments

Tikka Masala Flavour Thick Cut Ripple Potato Chips

Snacks: Nibbles & Noshes

Whole Foods Market

365™

Double Feature Trail Mix

Sodas/Soft Drinks

Smart & Final

First Street®

Sparkling Mineral Water

Soups

H-E-B

H-E-B®

Corn Poblano Chowder

Spreads & Dips

Target

Archer Farms®

Spicy Three Pepper Hummus

Vegetarian/Vegan

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Earth’s Pride™ Organics

Ready-to-Eat Edamame

Yogurt

The Kroger Co.

Kroger®

Cranberry Fig Greek Yogurt

 

HOME AND HEALTH

 

Around the House

Topco

CharKing®

Quick Sticks™

Baby

The Kroger Co.

Kroger®

Baby Gentle Sunscreen Lotion

Bath & Body

Delhaize America

Healthy Accents™

Green Tea Mint Cleansing Hand Wash

Children’s

Target

Circo™

Pop-up Hamper

Cosmetics & Beauty Care

Sephora

Sephora & Pantone Universe™

Color of the Year Eyeshadow Quad

Home Office

Walmart

Onn™

Wireless Mouse

Kitchen & Cooking

The Kroger Co.

Home Sense™

Plastic Dinnerware Set

Laundry & Cleaning

Save-A-Lot

Save-A-Lot Today™

Soap Scum Remover

OTC & Healthcare

Wakefern

ShopRite®

Menthol Strawberry Eucalyptus Cough Drops

Personal Care & Toiletries

Costco Wholesale

Kirkland Signature™

Moist Flushable Wipes

Pet Products

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Berkley & Jensen®

Holistic Natural Chicken & Brown Rice Cat Food

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