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Kingswood Co.’s Kristie Nicolosi Inducted Into Private Label Industry Hall of Fame

She was inducted in the Private Brand Champion category by the Private Label Manufacturers Association and Store Brands magazine.




(PRESS RELEASE) Kristie Nicolosi, president and CEO of The Kingswood Company, was inducted into the Private Label Industry Hall of Fame – Class of 2023 by the Private Label Manufacturers Association and Store Brands magazine in recognition of her significant contributions to the growth and development of the global private label industry. The induction took place during PLMA’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, which was held March 22 – 24 in Orlando.

“It is such an honor to be chosen to join the Private Label Industry Hall of Fame,” said Nicolosi. “I am very proud of all The Kingswood Company has done to elevate the private brand jewelry care space over the past 17 years, and am grateful to my outstanding team for the work we have done together that led to this honor.”

Nicolosi was inducted as a Private Brand Champion. This induction recognizes Nicolosi’s focus on elevating the private-label jewelry care product category in the industry, expanding product options, and designing and manufacturing products that offer the luxury and sophistication desired by today’s jewelry consumer.

Since its inception in 2006, more than 70 industry leaders have been enshrined. Inductees represent some of the most successful and familiar retailers, store brand manufacturers and suppliers, and companies and organizations associated with the private label industry. For the first time in 2023, honorees were chosen in four categories: Next Gen Private Label Leader, Private Brand Champion, Private Brand Innovator and Lifetime Achievement.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since 1956, The Kingswood Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality jewelry care products, serving thousands of retailers, designers and manufacturers worldwide. Kingswood has been honored with inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing companies for three straight years.




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