Category Colonels

2014 Category Colonel Awards Nominations Open

January 27, 2014

Nominations for the all new Category Colonel Awards are now open. We’ve given this hallmark award an overhaul for 2014, focusing now on new products within a condensed number of key private label product categories.

For 2014, the PLBuyer Category Colonel Awards will honor new products released within the past 18 months, highlighting innovation and shining a spotlight on the private label industry’s emerging leaders. If you have a new product that fits these criteria—or have seen a colleague’s new product that deserves attention—nominate it today.

The awards now honor products within 25 key product categories:

  • Baby Products
  • Bakery/Baked Goods
  • Baking/Cooking Staples
  • Beverages
  • Candy
  • Cereal
  • Condiments
  • Cosmetics
  • Dairy
  • Deli
  • Desserts
  • Ethnic Foods
  • Frozen Foods
  • Fruits/Vegetables
  • Household Products
  • Kitchen Products
  • Meat/Poultry/Seafood
  • OTC/Healthcare
  • Paper Products
  • Pasta/Rice/Potatoes
  • Personal Care
  • Pet Products
  • Snacks
  • Soups/Sauces/Dressings/Marinades
  • Spreads

All entries must be submitted by February 14, 2014. Contact Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, editor-in-chief of PLBuyer, at with any questions.

BNP Market Research, 2014 Category Colonel Awards Nomination Form

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