Getting Ready for the Natural Products Expo East

Star Label is once again looking forward to the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore, Maryland taking place from September 17-20. Sponsored by companies like Earth Balance, Brad’s Raw Foods and Evol Foods, just to name a few, the Natural Products Expo is the world’s largest tradeshow for the natural, organic, and healthy products industry while providing valuable business-to-business opportunities for those in the natural or organic product market.

In 2013, over 1,200 companies representing 95 different countries held exhibits at the expo and more are expected to take part in this year’s show. Open to companies in the food and beverage, supplements, beauty, household and pet products industries, the Natural Products Expo will have a focus on healthier lifestyles, natural, organic, and otherwise healthy products.

According to the show’s official press release, the natural products industry is expected to grow to become a $226 billion dollar industry by 2018, growing by 8.6 percent annually. The Natural Products Expo will celebrate the five growing trends in this industry: health and wellness concerned consumers, convenience, transparency in labeling, food communities or tribes such a gluten-free, vegan, paleo and others, and personalized, customized health for consumers.

The event will consist of over 1,000 exhibits, five main events as well as exhibitor hosted events, a keynote speech by Chef Ann Cooper on women in the natural products industry, and the presentation of the Expo East Retailer of the Year award.

The Natural Products Expo allows for companies to learn from each other and work to bring consumers healthier, innovative, and genuinely helpful products. It is events like this that benefit the American economy through mutual communication and benefit by those in attendance with learning and networking opportunities. See how we contribute to the natural products industry by visiting our website and Liking us on Facebook.