PLBuyer to Announce Design Excellence Award Winners at Nov. 14 Event

November 10, 2011
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PLBuyer will be announcing the winners of its Design Excellence Awards at a special reception the evening of Nov. 14 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare adjacent to the Rosemont Convention Center where the annual PLMA trade show will be taking place.


Retailers and others can obtain invitations to the event by stopping by the PLBuyer booth, number 600, during the PLMA show Monday. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m. in Grand Ballroom G of the Hyatt.
Forty-four private label products have been voted finalists in PLBuyer’s Design Excellence Awards, celebrating the best in private label packaging.
Among the finalists selected by PLBuyer’s All-Star panel of private label packaging designers are offerings from Sam’s Club, Tesco, Walgreens, The Fresh Market, Roundy’s, Canadian retailer Longo’s, and Spartan.
A Best of Show winner also will be unveiled Monday evening, the award given to the product that recorded the highest combined score from PLBuyer judges.

Products were judged in September by a panel co-chaired by PLBuyer Editorial Director John N. Frank and Patrick Rodmell, president and CEO of Canadian design firm Watt International. Other judges were:

Jonathan Asher

Senior Vice President
Perception Research Services


W. James Forward

Forward Branding


Lindsey Hurr
Vice President

Immotion Studios


Todd Maute



Denis Ring

Bode International


Dennis Whalen

Vice President
Michael Osborne Design


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