WASHINGTON, September 19th, 2012- Natural Products Expo East, produced by New Hope Natural Media , the East Coast’s largest horizontal trade event devoted to the latest in natural, organic and healthy living products, will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, September 19-22, 2012. The show draws 22,000 industry professionals annually to a show floor of 1,500 exhibits with products encompassing the entire channel—natural, organic, functional, and specialty foods and beverages, supplements, beauty, household and pet.
Sales of natural and organic products up 10% to nearly $91 billion
According to the 2012 Natural Foods Merchandiser Market Overview nationwide, sales of all natural and organic products jumped 10 percent to nearly $91 billion.
“Combining industry growth and the strength of the Eastern seaboard’s demand for healthier products, the cost of ignoring Expo East is becoming increasingly high for manufacturers and retailers alike. I am excited both by the ever-increasing caliber of products showcased at the event, and this year specifically, we have an expansive New Products Pavilion,” said Erica Stone, Show Director. Sophie Greek Yogurt, Erba Vita, Hope Hummus, Back to the Roots, and La Esquina are among the 300 first time exhibitors debuting new products at Expo East.
Trends and emerging opportunities to be represented at Natural Products Expo East 2012
“Numerous trends and emerging opportunities will be represented by the brands exhibiting at Natural Products Expo East 2012. These include a growing number of naturally functional, allergen-free and vegan offerings on the food side, as well as more whole food-based and organic supplements and new natural personal care products targeted to kids, teens and men. We also expect to continue to see an uptick in the number of exhibitors promoting their sustainability, sourcing transparency and cause-based marketing,” said Carlotta Mast, editor in chief of Natural Foods Merchandiser.
Event and education highlights include:
• Keynote address: Alice Waters, chef, author, and proprietor of Chez Panisse
• Annual Live Music Party: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
• Women in Naturals: hear from top women eco-entrepreneurs
• Expanded Product-to-Shelf Workshop offering accelerated learning and essential information to bring natural products to market.
Co-located with Expo East, are All Things Organic-BioFach America and the Organic Summit defining this show as the epicenter of organic business in the United States. The 6th annual Organic Summit, an open and in-depth discussion on breaking organic industry issues, will be held September 19, 2012 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court in Baltimore, MD.
About Natural Products Expo East
Attended by as many as 25,000 industry professionals and featuring thousands of exhibits, Natural Products Expo East, produced by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media Inc., is the largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show on the East Coast. With the newest and best-selling products and branded ingredients available this show features the best in organic at All Things Organic-BioFach America, offers an extensive retailer training program and provides an advocacy platform through a strategic partnership with Natural Products Association East. Natural Products Expo East is ranked as one of the top 200 tradeshows in the US.
Source: Natural Products Expo East
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