PLMA's International "Salute to Excellence Awards" honours retailers for their innovation in private label across a wide variety of categories.

Who can nominate products?

  • Retailers and wholesalers can nominate ONLY their own brands.
  • Manufacturers can nominate products with the permission of the retailer or wholesaler for whom they manufacture the product.

What products can be nominated?

New products introduced within the past twelve months and currently available for purchase by consumers in stores, online or through catalogues. Submit only one product per category.

Entries must be for specific products – not product ranges. Only one flavour or item per product range.

DO NOT SEND SAMPLES UNTIL INSTRUCTED. YOU WILL RECIVE AN EMAIL LISTING THE ACCEPTED PRODUCTS AND DETAILED SHIPPING INFORMATION.

How to nominate:

  1. Enter the product information below.
  2. If you have a product image, browse to the image using the form then click Upload.
  3. To enter another product, click Next Product at the bottom of the form and a new blank form will appear. Repeat as necessary.
  4. After completing the product information for all entries, click Nominated By.
  5. Fill out the form and click Submit.
  6. Your entry will be reviewed by PLMA staff and you will receive a confirmation email. PLMA reserves the right to assign products to the category that best represents their use and to add new categories as appropriate. PLMA reserves the right to accept or reject a product nomination.
  7. The confirmation email will contain detailed shipping instructions for the selected products. These instructions must be followed precisely to ensure proper handling and safety. Do not send products until you have been notified.

Judging will take place in April by a panel of international industry experts. Winners will be notified in April/May. The award-winners will be promoted at PLMA's 2022 "World of Private Label" Trade Show scheduled to be held 31 May- 1 June 2022 at the RAI Exhibition Center in Amsterdam, in an extensive press campaign and on social media platforms, like LinkedIn.

Deadline for nominations: 4 March 2022

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Product Nomination

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Product Categories

(Classification is for descriptive purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the category to be assigned for judging).

Food

Food for the Family

Bakery, Desserts and Dairy

Snacks

Meal Preparation

Dietary Food

Beverages

Non-Food

Health and Beauty

Home and Household