Back From PLMA Chicago 2023

The CCT team is back in office after another successful trip to Chicago for the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) trade show, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from November 12-14.

This year’s sold-out PLMA had a record number of more than 1,650 exhibitors from nearly 60 countries – making it 20% larger than last year’s! This shows that the private label manufacturing industry really is back in full swing.

Side by side with roughly 10,000 retailers, exhibitors and attendees, CCT had eye-opening conversations with potential new business partners, discovered the latest industry innovations, and had the opportunity to showcase our very own EEASY Lid.

CCT’s attendance at PLMA comes just days after announcing our partnership with Chilau Foods, a line of southern-inspired stew bases and spices. Chilau Foods will be topping all of its products – available in nearly 350 stores across the U.S. – with the EEASY Lid by the end of Q1 2024.

Store Brands, a magazine that delivers news, features, profiles and reports for private brand manufacturers and retailers, published an article about CCT bringing the EEASY Lid to PLMA. The article notes that the EEASY Lid is the world’s first aluminum lug jar lid – a more sustainable and durable alternative to traditional steel lids. You can read the full article here.

According to DataHorizzon Research, the private label market was valued at $742.1 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $2,049.7 billion by 2032. Brands that are looking to capitalize on this market growth should be adopting innovations like the EEASY Lid.

Here are some photos from our exciting few days in Chicago:

We are already looking forward to next year’s PLMA!

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