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McKesson Europe’s own label product wins Salute to Excellence Award

Recently, the “LloydsPharmacy Reusable Hot/Cold Pack”, an own label product of McKesson Europe, has won the Salute to Excellence Award from the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA).

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The Salute to Excellence Awards have been created to give recognition to retailers for quality and innovation in private label products and are granted once a year. Only new products that have been introduced within the past 12 months and that are currently available for purchase by consumers can be nominated. This year, more than 500 products from 88 retailers in 23 countries were submitted and selected for consideration in 64 categories.

The McKesson Europe own label product “LloydsPharmacy Reusable Hot/Cold Pack” had been submitted by the company’s Norwegian subsidiary “Vitusapotek”. The product has won the Private Label Manufacturer Association’s 2019 International Salute to Excellence Award in the OTC & Healthcare Category.

The LloydsPharmacy Reusable Hot/Cold Pack is currently available in Italy, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK. Soft, lightweight and economical, the durable product provides a safe, drug-free and easily accessible source of soothing heat or cold for home and leisure use. With the LloydsPharmacy Reusable Hot/Cold Pack pain can be treated locally without the use of analgesics.

The names of this year’s winning products have been announced at the PLMA’s “World of Private Label” International Trade Show at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam.

The PLMA is a non-profit organisation founded in 1979 to promote private label. It is the only organisation of its kind, representing more than 4,400 member companies around the globe. Membership ranges from multinational corporations to small family-owned companies.

About McKesson Europe

McKesson Europe, part of McKesson Corporation, is a leading company in the healthcare sector, with strong brands across 13 European countries. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 7th on the Fortune 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, healthcare technology, community oncology and specialty care. McKesson partners with life sciences companies, manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other healthcare organizations to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities to improve patient care in every setting – one product, one partner, one patient at a time. For more information visit

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