PL Buyer's 2005 Category Colonels

July 1, 2005
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PL Buyer’s 2005 Category Colonels

We  called (well, emailed!) and the retailers answered.PL Buyer put the word out that we were on the prowl for this year’s tip of the top and the top of the crop when it came to private label manufacturers. Who is committed to quality and the establishment of true partnerships with retailers? Who is committed to keeping up those partnerships?
Our retailer readers have voted and the winners are listed here. The categories span the private label industry in both food and non-food, and the winners share the common thread of driving growth in the private label industry through solid retailer-manufacturer partnerships.
Congratulations to the 2005 Category Colonels!

Product Category Award Winner
Adult IncontinenceTyco Retail Group*
Air FreshenersWillert Home Products
Baby ProductsCumberland Swan
Baby DiapersTyco Retail Group*
Baked GoodsSara Lee Bakery Group*
Bakery MixesGilster-Mary Lee Corp.*
Bath & Body ProductsApollo Health and Beauty Care
BatteriesIBC Worldwide
Beverage MixesAssociated Brands LLP*
Bottled WaterPremium Waters Inc.*
Breakfast FoodsRalston Foods*
Cameras/FilmFerrania Imaging Technologies*
CandlesPremier Candle Corp.
Candy/ChocolateBlueberry Hill Foods
Canned SoupsDel Monte Corporate Brands*
Canned SeafoodChicken of the Sea International
Canned VegetablesSenecaFoods Corp.
Carbonated Soft DrinksCott Corp.*
CheeseSchreiber Foods Inc.
Cleaning Aids/Mops, Sponges, GlovesClean Ones Corp.
Coffee/TeaMother Parker’s Tea & Coffee Inc.
CondimentsBaumer Foods*
Cotton ProductsU.S. Cotton*
Cosmetics/SuppliesMillers Forge Inc.
Cookies/CrackersBremner Inc. (Ralcorp)*
DairyCrowley Foods
Deli MeatsCooper Farms
Dry Soups/Dinner MixesGilster-Mary Lee Corp.*
Dressings North Coast Processing Inc. (ED Smith USA)*
Eye CareBausch & Lomb Inc.
EggsSparboe Farms*
Feminine HygieneFirst Quality Hygienic Inc.*
Food/Trash BagsPresto Products Co.*
Foils/WrapsReynolds/Alcoa Consumer Products*
First Aid ProductsASO Corp.*
Foot CarePremier Brands of America*
Frozen Prepared FoodsWindsor Frozen Foods
Frozen FruitsFrozsun Foods Inc.*
Frozen VegetablesBirds Eye Foods*
Frozen PizzaLittle Lady Foods
Frozen Snacks/AppetizersCulinary Destinations Limited
Frozen PotatoesCavendish Farms Operations Inc.
Hair CareGarcoa Inc.
Household CleanersCleaning Solutions Group – Diversified Brands
Ice CreamFieldbrook Foods Corp.*
LabelsSmyth Companies Inc.
Laundry ProductsHuish Detergents*
MeatSugar Creek Packing Co.
Meat SnacksMirab USA*
Nutritional/Fruit SnacksAmport Foods/American Importing Co.*
Nuts/SeedsJohn B. Sanfillippo & Son Inc.*
OilsArcher Daniels Midland Co.
OlivesA.Camacho Inc.*
Oral CareRanir*
Organic Food ProductsJasper Products LLC
OTC ProductsPerrigo*
Paper ProductsPotlach Corp.
PackagingShorewood Packaging, A Business of International Paper
PastaAmerican Italian Pasta Co.*
RiceRiviana Foods Inc.
Pet FoodDoane Pet Care*
PicklesDean Specialty Foods Group
Plastic Plates/Cups/UtensilsSolo Cup Co.
Plastic StoragePresto Products*
PoultryGold Kist Inc.*
Pre-Moistened WipesNice-Pak Products*
Puddings/GelatinsHormel Foods Corp.*
ProduceRiver Ranch Fresh Foods LLC
Refrigerated JuicesSouthern Gardens Citrus
Salty SnacksWyandot Inc.
Sauces & SpreadsThe Carriage House Cos.*
SeafoodContessa Food Products
Self-Diagnostic/Testing ProductsHome Diagnostics Inc.
Shaving ProductsQuality Home Products*
Shelf Stable JuicesClement Pappas & Co. Inc.
Skin CareApollo Health and Beauty Care
Spices & SeasoningsMcCormick & Co.*
Syrups/PreservesThe Carriage House Cos. *
VinegarsMizkan Americas Inc.
Vitamins/Nutritional SupplementsIvax Pharmaceuticals

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