Woolworths is proud to announce that it has been awarded top honours in the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s (PLMA), 2020 International “Salute to Excellence” Awards. The world’s largest competition recognising innovation and quality in food and non-food products, dedicated exclusively to own brands.

Woolworths products stood out amongst 550 products across 23 countries judged in this year’s competition and received recognition in the following categories:

Earth Friendly 
Baby & Kids Care for Woolworths Earth Friendly All-in-1 Baby Laundry Pods
Eco Friendly Dish Detergent for Woolworths Earth Friendly Cucumber & Jasmine Tea Dish Washing Liquid.

Personal Care
Skin Care for Woolworths Eucalyptus & Mint Foot Mask 
Hand & Nail Care for Woolworths Cuticle Oil

Rahim Hoosen, Woolworths Trading Head – Groceries, Household, Pets and Personal Care said; “We are extremely proud to receive this kind of recognition on a global stage by the Private Label Manufacturers Association. Innovation and sustainability is at the heart of the Woolworths business, and this award is a great endorsement for the work of our teams and partners. This also reaffirms that we are on the right path in our ongoing quest to offer market leading products that are inspired by nature, better for our customers and better for the environment.”

According to PLMA, award-winners in food and beverages, as well as non-food, reflected many of this year’s strongest new product and consumer trends. The key features were; natural and organic ingredients, environmentally conscious agriculture, responsible aquaculture, and protection of nature and preservation of the environment. Also very noticeable is the use of packaging from recycled glass, paper or plastic from renewable and sustainable raw materials, all 100% recyclable. In Health and Beauty categories, “free from micro plastics” was evident.

“Our commitment to sustainability aims to meaningfully contribute to the health and wellbeing of our customers while offering cutting edge innovation at everyday value. It is not seen as stand-alone work, but it is an integral part of our everyday business and underpins what we do and how we approach innovation, design, sourcing, manufacturing and retailing of our products. ” added Hoosen