A 3-in-1 lip, eye and cheek color from CVS and a biodegradable household cleaner from Sprouts Farmers Market are among PLMA’s 2022 Salute to Excellence award winners for store brand innovation.

They join nearly 100 other Salute to Excellence winners announced this week at PLMA’s 2022 Private Label Trade Show in Chicago. The annual awards recognize outstanding food plus nonfood products introduced within the last year at supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchandisers and many other retailers. More than 725 products through 50 North American retailers were submitted.

“I congratulate all the retailers that participated in this year’s honor program, ” said PLMA President Peggy Davies. “These awards prove that store brands are leading the retail industry and giving shoppers the particular high-quality, high-value and great-tasting products they want. ” 

Submissions were sampled and evaluated by a panel of professional plus consumer judges on several criteria, including taste, packaging and value for money. Categories include snacks, health and beauty, home and household, food for the family, meal preparation plus healthy eating.

The contest is divided into meals and non-food categories. Winners within the particular non-food segment include wellness & elegance care and home & household. Here’s a list of the winners inside select categories of interest to Happi readers:

Health & Beauty Care

Bath & Shower:   Walmart Inc.,   Equate,   Epsom Salt Soothing Lavender 3 lbs

Beauty & Cosmetics:   CVS Pharmacy,   GSQ by Glamsquad  3 in 1 Cheek Lip Eye Color

Body Care:   Walmart,   Equate,   Shea Sugar Scrub Island Coconut 18 oz

Children’s Bath & Shower:   Whole Foods Market,   365 by Entire Foods Marketplace,   Kids 3 in 1 Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash Watermelon

Facial Cleansers & Masks:   Whole Foods Market,   365 simply by Whole Food items Market,   Jelly Mask – Clarifying Seaweed

Hair Treatment & Accessories:   Albertsons Companies,   Albertsons Signature Care,   Coconut Milk Hair shampoo

Men’s Grooming:   CVS Pharmacy,   Goodline Grooming Co.,   2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner

Oral Care:   Walmart Inc.,   Equate,   HydroClean Water Flosser Cordless

OVER-THE-COUNTER & Healthcare:   Rite Aid,   Rite Aid  Advance Bowel Solution 50ct

Skin Care:   Topco Associates, LLC,   TopCare  Beauty Hydrating Water Gel

Sun Care & Toiletries:   Walmart Inc.,   Equate,   Sunscreen with regard to All Skin Tones SPF50, 8FO

Supplements & Vitamins:   Dollar General,   Oh Good!, Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies

House & Household

Hand Soaps and Sanitizers:   McKesson Canada, McKesson  Soap Moist Aloe

Household Cleaners:   Sprouts Farmers Market, Seedlings Multi-Use Biodegradable Cleaner

Kitchen plus Dish Cleansers:   Dollar General  True Living,   4x Diamond Dishwashing Liquid

Laundry Treatment:   Weis Markets, Inc.,   Weis Simply Great,   Original Laundry Pacs

The particular winning products are being showcased in PLMA’s 2022 Plr Industry Show, which opened today and runs through Nov. 15 from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The winners can be viewed with www.plmawinners.com. 

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