Expo West 2019
Medlee Foods is pleased to announce the launch of its newest seasoned dairy butter: Blue Cheese. A complementary flavor to its existing line of seasoned dairy butters which includes Red Pepper, Basil Pesto, Garlic Parm and Lemon Herb.
In an interview recorded at Natural Products Expo West, BevNET and NOSH Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Klineman sat down with Stonyfield founder Gary Hirshberg to discuss the company’s history, what the future for the brand looks like under new owner Lactalis and how the category has changed.
Since launching in 1996 beauty brand Pacifica has grown from a niche player to a mass market darling. But along the way, some things have remained constant — namely founder and CEO Brook Harvey-Taylor’s understanding of her core consumer and innate ability to remain culturally relevant despite a category that thrives on what’s “new.” Now the brand is is taking a leading role in the emerging sub-category of “edible beauty.”
With only seconds to capture consumers’ eyes on shelf, a product’s packaging is vitally important. At this year’s Natural Products Expo West brands rolled out new packaging, logos and branding that emphasized product attributes such as better ingredients, taste and heritage.
The impression that a frozen appetizer cannot have a gourmet taste or be made from the best in natural ingredients commonly held in the United State is being challenged by Savorly.
This year’s annual Natural Products Expo West drew over 85,000 attendees to view the latest products and innovations in natural food. In this video, BevNET editor-in-chief Jeff Klineman and NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg go beyond new products to discuss some of the key themes that could be deduced from the show floor; they talk about the move of CBD into food, the uptake of a variety of plant-based products, and where the ketogenic diet is taking new product development.
While there were plenty of buzzy, ketogenic, CBD-enhanced, cauliflower-based products lurking in Expo booths, if you looked deeper, several larger themes within the natural food industry emerged — including retail channel strategies, the effects of integrated sets and sleepy categories seeing new attention.
Despite the already wide array of choices in the set, the bar category continues to see new entrants thanks to growing sales. To learn more about some of the bar launches, redesigns and new flavors seen on the Expo West show floor, view the gallery below.
Beloved French cookie company, Michel et Augustin, also known as The Troublemakers of Taste, unveiled an exclusive U.S. packaging re-design and a new flavor at this year’s Expo West.
Hilary’s, a leading brand in the plant-based products industry, announced the launch of two enticing new higher protein veggie burger flavors: Grain-Free Super Cauliflower and Fiesta Black Bean.