Trends and Highlights at the Natural Products Expo West 2015

Posted on May 5, 2015 by

This year I was lucky enough to attend Expo West in sunny Southern California.

While it was ludicrously expensive to attend, it was great to meet up with customers and catch up in person, tell folks about our new inventory management software and see what the latest trends and food products are. We've been a little slow with the blogging recently, but better late than never.

We tried to stick to the areas of the show with newer products and smaller companies to catch the trends and talk to more like-minded companies, so this will be a little skewed in that direction.

The Overdone

We'll start with the overdone products. Not that they are bad (at all), but from a consumer perspective the market seems saturated and I'm just not interested in seeing yet another version of these.

Again, these are all things I personally like, and clearly other consumers do too if there's so much room in the market for more. I simply didn't see anything interesting enough from the newcomers to stand out, but hopefully they all do great!

The Good Stuff

We saw many old friends at the show and some really interesting new products that stood out and I could see becoming much bigger trends going forward.

I'm not making any promises or giving investment advice, but these were some of the more interesting products and trends that I could see taking off in the next few years and you'll surely see more of in your groceries and store shelves.

I'll have to revisit this in a couple of years and see how it all plays out!

Other Trends?

We weren't the only ones at the show, so what else did you notice? What trends did we miss? Send us a note or leave a comment below.

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