On March 21-22, 2018 the 5th anniversary of international private label show has been held in Crocus Expo, Moscow. In 2018, 161 companies producing food and non-food products took part in the exhibition. The event was attended by 2,277 professional visitors.
IPLS is the only specialized exhibition of contract manufacturing and private label goods in Russia and the CIS. Russian and international retailers got acquainted with novelties of goods, which already in the coming year may appear under their own brands on the shelves of multi-format, specialized retail chains, pharmacies, fashion-retail stores, DIY, household and computer equipment, and children’s goods store formats.
In 2018, 161 companies producing food and non-food products from 15 countries presented their products at IPLS 2018. The exhibition featured manufacturers from Russia, China, India, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Israel, Belarus, Singapore and Malaysia.
For the first time a national pavilion of manufacturers from Turkey was presented at the exhibition. 16 Turkish companies presented their best goods for private label and contract manufacturing. The pavilion was organized by Private Label Association of Turkey (PLAT) and Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters’ Association (IKMIB).
At the exhibition the manufacturers of their private label production presented an exposition of the most diverse products of the food, non-food sector, as well as OEM / ODM goods. In total, more than 45 product segments were presented at IPLS. You can see the full list on the official website of the exhibition.
The IPLS events were attended by 2,277 market professionals from 27 countries: private label managers, the representatives of purchasing departments, marketing, category managers, brand managers of multi-format and specialized retail chains, pharmacy chains, online stores, HoReCa, catering companies, airlines, manufacturing enterprises, distributors, wholesale companies.
Within the framework of IPLS, the 2nd International Retail Connect Summit was held, which traditionally combined the private label conference and a series of face-to-face meetings between representatives of retail chains and manufacturers of PL goods. The main topics of the 2018 conference were the strategic issues of PL development in Russia for the next three years, specifics of working with regional networks, current requirements of retailers for PL products of various categories, localization of production, organization of an effective supply chain, creation of an ideal packaging, etc. During two days of work, the conference was attended by 212 delegates. Buyers from 25 retail chains and representatives of manufacturing companies took part at the negotiation session. In total, there were held 468 negotiations. The sponsor of the Retail Connect Summit at IPLS 2018 was Constell Group, a manufacturer of confectionery, paper, plastic and plastic products. Especially for the Summit delegates , Instanta Rus held a tasting of its own coffee.
The solemn ceremony of the 3rd annual Private Label Awards 2018 became a bright conclusion to the first day of the show. The award marks the retailers and manufacturers for their contribution to the development of contract manufacturing and private label. In 2018, among competitors there were the leading FMCG- and specialized retail chains, as well as companies that proved to be the best PL manufacturers of food and non-food products. All nominated lines of PL retail networks were presented to IPLS visitors for two days at Private Label Gallery. The sponsor of the award was Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification.
IPLS received support from the largest international and Russian retail chains: Auchan, Alpari, Bud Zdorov, Victoria, Vprok, Gorzdrav, Dixy, Azbuka Vkusa, Carousel, OZON.RU, Leroy Merlin, Metro Cash & Carry, OK, Obuv Rossii , Perekrestok, Raduga, Real, Rigla, Sangi Style, Spar, Doctor Stoletov, Stroydepo, Stroitelnyi Dvor, Ulybka Radugi, Eden, Erka Farm, Yulmart, 36,6, Fix Price, WESTFALIKA, Zenden, A5, Stokist, Vitalyur, Europe, Lenta, Dochki Synochki, Hoff, Sambery, L’Etoile, CookHouse, VkusVill, FZS, IRIS, Megumi, Magnolia, Drogeri Soyuz, Commander and etc.
The exhibition was held under the patronage of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, as well as specialized unions and associations: the Small Business of Moscow, The Retail Companies Association, Russian Association of Internet Trade Companies, Russian Perfumery and Cosmetics Association, Federal Purchasing Alliance for independent Russian retailers, Rusprodsoyuz and others.
The first international exhibition of technologies and equipment – Retail Hub 2018 – was held within the framework of IPLS,. The new project united suppliers of trade equipment, technologies and solutions in the field of marketing and design of client space with retail representatives for effective trade development.
In 2019, the IPLS will be held on March 20-21 in Crocus Expo, Moscow.
See you at IPLS 2019!