peno Stadium Style Cheddar.;Also new was cold
brew co;ee in mocha and vanilla ;avors.
A;er three years of studying it, in October
B.O.V. Solutions unveiled a new way to get an
iced co;ee ;x. B.O.V. stands for bag on valve,
and the company used that technology to introduce an innovative ready to drink product.
It is a form of pure co;ee concentrate that
is merchandised in a bag on a valve within a
can—keeping the actual product away from
the propellant, which, according to one o;cial for the Hernando, Fla.-based company,
gives it an unlimited shelf life.
To drink, consumers squirt
the concentrate into water and
mix. B.O.V. even won the PLMA Innovation
Award for this unique way of selling iced co;ee.
O;cials added that each can holds 24 servings
and they suggested it be sold at $7.99.
Furlani showed its new products in the category: garlic knots, stu;ed breadsticks and biscuits, all available for private label production.
“We are great partners for many reasons, such
as our production capabilities, our amazing research and development team
that can cater to our clients
recipe requests, and of course
our quality baked goods,” said
Marisa Dominutti community and marketing associate for the Mississauga,
Ont., Canada-based company.
Nuestro Queso, producer of authentic Hispanic
dairy products, demonstrated to attendees why
Innovative ;avors were a popular ;nd amongst
exhibitors, like those in Bektrom Foods’ new exotic ;avored sea salts. “;e new ;avored salts are
our latest expansion of spices for all those home
cooks who are looking for an easy way to spice
up their meals,” said Tom Barbella, president.
;e product is
a glass bottle with
a grinder cap that
to easily grind the
product into a ;ne salt. ;ey are o;ered as private label as well as by the Monroe, Mich.-based
company’s house brand.
Berner Foods introduced many new products at
the PLMA Show. Most notable were its clean label dips that contain no preservatives, arti;cial
colors, ;avors or MSG and are gluten-free.;;ey
were introduced in seven ;avors.;“;ese dips address the clean label initiative that continues to
gain momentum throughout the food and beverage industries and provides consumers with
healthier snacking options,” said ;eresa Rauch,
director of marketing for Berner Foods, based in
Berner o;cials also showed
the ;avor extensions in its regular dip line that included Bu;alo
Ranch, Jalapeno Bean and Jala-
Record attendance and unprecedented innovation at the PLMA show provide store brands a strong lead into 2016.
BY ARIELLE SIDRANE
DANCING WITH PRIVATE LABEL
STORE BRANDS HAVE COME A LONG WAY since the private label concept ;rst in;l-trated the U. S. market.
Retailers can safely retire memories of their store brands functioning as nothing more than a low cost national brand alternative. ;e store brands of 2015
o;ered original and in-demand products, and while strolling the 2015 Private
Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Show, “Store Brands and Beyond,” it
was evident that 2016 will only bring more of the best.
“2015 was another record-breaking year for PLMA’s Private Label Trade
Show—not just in terms of retailer and wholesaler attendance, but also in regard to total size of the show, as well as the number of booths and store brands
suppliers participating,” said Dane Twining, director, public relations for New
Twining added that retailer and wholesaler registrations were up 2.5 percent,
and total registrations up 4.2 percent, making overall participation in the November show, held at the Rosemont Convention Center, more than 10,500 people. As the numbers show, there was more to see than ever—below is a sampling
of what some exhibitors shared on the showroom ;oor.