Co-Man Round-Up

We’ve rounded up the latest news and insights related to co-packing and manufacturing, so you don’t have to!


PLMA: Top Product Trends 

PLMA’s 2024 World of Private Label International Trade Show

28th – 29th May at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre

This event showcased an array of top product trends shaping the food and beverage industry. From snacks with a focus on functional benefits like keto, probiotic, and protein varieties, to innovative alternatives like chickpea and date butters gaining momentum. Water innovation took centre stage, highlighting shifts towards sustainable packaging with brands like Hoppy Brew Water and Amira Protein Water. Oat milk emerged as a star player in the plant-based milk trend, with diverse flavours like salted caramel and pumpkin spice captivating consumers. Surprising combinations like coffee and orange also made waves, reflecting evolving consumer tastes. Throughout the event, the emphasis on premium oil sprays and high-protein offerings underscored the industry’s commitment to quality and health-conscious products.



Own Label Trends 2024

Time for a Spring Clean?

Daniel Selwood explores own label innovation in The Grocer

Includes insights from MD Hamish Renton who notes a “downshift” from more exciting high-end own label to “more ordinary” standard and value tiers.