CHICAGO — Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand 3-liter spring water, Ahold’s Simply Enjoy Marinara sauce, and Wakefern Food Corp.’s ShopRite kosher beef franks were among more than 60 private-label products recognized yesterday at the Private Label Manufacturers Association annual trade show.
All were winners of PLMA’s 2008 “Food and Drink” awards. The awards covered dozens of categories including appetizers, pizza, entrees and alcoholic beverages.
Other winners included Price Chopper for its Price Chopper Coyote Joe’s peach pineapple salsa and Trader Joe’s for its Trader Ming’s Pad Thai. Also yesterday, H.E. Butt Grocery Co, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Costco and Topco Associates were honored for the strength of their private-label programs. All four received PLMA’s 2008 Salute to Excellence awards.