Walmart’s Sam's Choice oat milk chocolate bar is among the products to receive PLMA's 2022 Salute to Excellence Award.

It joins nearly 100 other Salute to Excellence winners named at PLMA’s 2022 Private Label Trade Show. The annual awards recognize outstanding food and nonfood products introduced within the last year at supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchandisers and many other retailers. More than 725 products from 50 North American retailers were submitted. 

“I congratulate all the retailers that participated in this year’s award program,” said PLMA President Peggy Davies. “These awards prove that store brands are leading the retail industry and giving shoppers the high-quality, high-value, and great-tasting products they want.”  

Submissions were sampled and evaluated by a panel of professional and consumer judges on several criteria, including taste, packaging, and value for money. Categories include snacks, health and beauty, home and household, food for the family, meal preparation, and healthy eating. 

The winning products are being showcased at PLMA’s 2022 Private Label Trade Show, which runs through Nov. 15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The full winners list can be viewed at