24 Irish food and drink companies are planning to travel to Amsterdam with Bord Bia on 21 May for the annual Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) trade event, to exhibit their produce to international retailers from over 120 countries.
The event runs over two days and is a strategic business to business event that connects Irish food and drink companies, wishing to supply retailer brands, with potentially thousands of international trade buyers.
The 24 Irish food and drink companies on the Ireland stand are members of Origin Green, Ireland's sustainability programme.
The companies each represent a wide variety of categories including bakery, confectionary, spirits, ready meals, seafood products, sports nutrition, meat and dairy.
Private Label Opportunities
Private label penetration varies between categories and across countries, with Spain, the UK and Germany recording the highest market share or private label.
According to a statement in Spain, the bakery and biscuits retail category is nearly 60% private label; over 80% of retail delicatessen products in the UK are private label while in Germany over 59% of consumer dairy products are private label, according to World of Private Label research 2018.
Sustainability In Private Label Seminar
In advance of PLMA, private label consultancy firm, IPLC will hold its annual seminar for retailers, private label suppliers and other industry professionals on 20 May.
Reflecting the rise in consumer demand for ethical and sustainably produced products, the theme of the conference is Sustainability in Private Label.
Speakers will include sustainability leaders from global manufacturers and retailers including Sainsbury's, Ahold Delhaize and Tetra Pak.
Origin Green's programme in measuring and improving the sustainability of Irish food and drink production, from farm to fork, will be shown.
Amsterdam Trade Show
PLMA will feature more than more than 2,500 companies exhibiting at nearly 69 national and regional pavilions.
The event is expected to attract more than 14,000 trade visitors from 123 countries making it one of the largest gathering of private label buyers and professionals worldwide.
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