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We Love Our Plant-Based Brands

July 25, 2020

    17 Emerging Brands Pitched on Startup CPG What a fabulous and fun EVENT by Startup CPG and the passionate and innovative brand owners. A plant-based queso, sea-weed snacks and granola butter were the winners. Many more fabulous emerging brands to watch. Food Navigator-USA.com Loca Foods, 12 Tides, Kween, Sabor Mexicano Foods, The Organic Pantry Co. Saint Ivy, Good Idea Drinks, Edible Odyssey, Honeycut…

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Virtual Conferences Natural Products

Miss Trade Events? Here Are 5 Ways to Connect Online

July 6, 2020

Matchmaking services and digital connections are stepping in to fill the void left by expos and conferences, and several show promise as brands look for new ways to connect with buyers and suppliers. Though there’s nothing as slick as today’s dating apps, I’ve found several creative ways to choose partners for my business. As an…

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10 of My Favorite Brands Won Awards in the Past Month, Maybe Your Favorites Are Here, Too

April 9, 2020

Beyond Burger, Bob’s Red Mill, Elmhurst 1925, GT’S Living Foods Kombucha, Miyoko’s Creamery Vegan Cheese, Mooala, New Chapter Bone Strength, Numi’s Organic Tea, Nubian Bar Soaps and Stella McCartney! 1. Veggie Award Winners 2020 from VegNews – Your favorite Vegan brands, restaurants and personalities paving the way for everyday healthy food and lifestyle choices. 2.…

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Breaking News – Natural & Organic Products EU Postponed to July

March 11, 2020

NEW DATES FOR NATURAL & ORGANIC PRODUCTS EUROPE JULY 7-8, 2020, LONDON EXCEL Check more from the latest press release

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Pantone Color of the Year

Guess What List Cauliflower Pizza Tops? Plus The Pantone Color of the Year for 2020

December 6, 2019

Pantone announces the “2020 Color of the Year” – Classic Blue. Always a Dependable Color for Clothing and Packaging. Think Sky, Water, and the Cosmos! Plus, We Are Ordering Cauliflower Pizza, Miso Ramen Noodles, Impossible Burgers and More in Delivery Top Trends. 1. Pantone introduces the 2020 Color of the Year– Classic Blue. “Instilling calm, confidence,…

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Eco News – Read What ‘7 Factors Will Drive Consumers Spending’

November 8, 2019

Well Being and Value, 2 of the 7 Factors That Will Drive Consumer Spending in the 2020s and care even more about the brands we buy. 1. ‘The 7 Factors Driving Consumer Spending in the 2020s’ by Mintel Trends and Social Media Research: Well Being, Surroundings, Technology, Value, Rights, Identity, Experiences. Natural Products Global.com 2. Impossible…

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Eco News: Going bananas for ‘flour power’

November 2, 2019

Shoppers may see cauliflower flour and, yes, banana flour on supermarket shelves. ‘Flour power’ is all the rage as bakers look for more unique ingredients. Those trends and more Eco News in this newsletter, plus an invitation to exhibit your products at Europe’s premier natural & organic products show. 1. Read about top 10 food…

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It’s Easy to Eat Your Peas This Summer; 5 Plant-Based Snacks You’ll Love

August 13, 2019

Crispy, dried, salty, savory and spicy chips are arriving on your store shelf with new and innovative ingredients and eye-catching packaging. My recent visit to the New York Fancy Food Show found cauliflower and mushrooms as new entries into the very full list of plant-based snacks.  There’s no excuse not to eat your peas and…

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Cannabidiol from A to Tea and Z ! Where will CBD pop up next?

May 22, 2019

Indie markets, coffee shops, and pet stores are joining major US retailers and pharmacies in the latest wellness trend, selling CBD in a range of products. A new launch this month by a Canadian CBD brand, Kanabia, in the UK. I just visited a coffee shop where the menu featured CBD in tea, brownies and…

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5 Trends from the Natural & Organic Products Europe 2019 Trade Show

April 15, 2019

I attended the Natural & Organic Products Europe Show in London Excel last week and thrilled to see so many new and  innovative products and brands. There were new natural categories as well expansion of others. Attention to ingredients, certifications, packaging and sustainability to name a few. 1.CBD in beauty, skincare, supplements, sprays, tea, chocolate,…

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