Best Trade Show Booths of Natural Products Expo East 2014 – The Honest Company, TumericALIVE, Bitsy’s Brainfood

Written by Max Goldberg on September 26, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

One of my favorite things that to do after Natural Products Expo East and Natural Products Expo West is to give awards for the best trade show booths.

Some companies put a tremendous amount of time and effort into their booths, and this is something that I believe should be acknowledged.

Here were my three favorite trade show booths from Natural Products Expo East 2014.

THE HONEST COMPANY

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It didn’t take long for me to come to the conclusion that The Honest Company’s trade show booth was the most impressive one that I have ever seen. Yes, ever.

Even though the company has serious resources at its disposal – it raised $70 million from investors last month – the reality is that money doesn’t guarantee good taste or good design.  Read More »

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Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014

Written by Max Goldberg on September 25, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

After attending each Expo East and Expo West trade show, I name my Top 5 Organic Food Products. And for the last two shows, I have had my friend Vani Hari of Food Babe give her critique of my picks as well.

Below is a quick recap of my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2014 but please watch the video above to get my full assessment of all of the products. Read More »

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GMO-Labeling Dinner and After-Party Fundraiser at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore

Written by Max Goldberg on September 5, 2014. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

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With major food and chemical companies spending millions and millions of dollars to defeat GMO-labeling efforts in this country, my friend Vani Hari and I have decided to take action.

Just as we did two years ago for Prop 37 in California and last year for I-522 in Washington, the two of us will be throwing a fundraiser for Oregon and Colorado, two states that will be voting on GMO-labeling in the next few months. Read More »

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Video Review of Liquid Earth, A Great Organic Restaurant in Baltimore

Written by Max Goldberg on October 12, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

As many of you probably know, I was recently attended Natural Products Expo East 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

When I go there each year, there are two things are pretty much guarantees for me.

One, I stay at the AMAZING Inn at the Black Olive, the most green/organic hotel I’ve ever encountered.

Two, I make a visit to Liquid Earth, a fantastic organic restaurant just a few blocks away from the hotel.  Liquid Earth serves raw and cooked vegan organic food in a wonderful environment.

During my most recent visit, I shot this video above and you’ll spot two of my friends, Food Babe and Lora Krulak, in the footage as well. Enjoy! Read More »

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Best Trade Show Booth from Natural Products Expo East 2013 – Brad’s Raw Foods

Written by Max Goldberg on October 7, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Prior to arriving in Baltimore for Natural Products Expo East 2013, I was really curious to see who would have the best trade show booth.

Yet, it only took a few seconds to realize who the clear winner was.

BRAD’S RAW FOODS 

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Dubbed “the Barn” by the company, this amazing piece of work accomplished two things.

One, it accentuated the brand’s packaging with the wood’s color and texture. Two, it maximized the allotted floor space since the second level was able to hold up to 10 people and served as a private space for meetings.

Possibly, the smartest thing about this booth was that Brad’s Raw Foods created a video (see below) on how it was built. Read More »

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Most Innovative Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2013

Written by Max Goldberg on October 1, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

This award is something that I started at Natural Products Expo West 2013 several months ago when Little Duck Organics took home the inaugural prize.

At Natural Products Expo East 2013, three companies really impressed me with their innovation.

GROWER PETE’S ORGANIC LIVING BUTTER LETTUCE

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Every time I see Pete Overgaag, President of Hollandia Produce (the parent company of Grower Pete’s), at an organic trade show, I always run over to him with great excitement. I repeatedly remind him of the time that I discovered his lettuce growing in an actual pot at my local supermarket. After a few years, my enthusiasm for his product still hasn’t waned. Read More »

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Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2013

Written by Max Goldberg on September 29, 2013. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

Last night, I got back from Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore and had a fantastic time. As I always do during the show in Baltimore, I stay at my absolute favorite hotel, The Inn at the Black Olive, the most green/organic hotel I’ve ever seen.

I’ll be doing several posts this week recapping my time in Baltimore, so please enjoy the first one – My Top 5 Organic Products from Natural Products Expo East 2013.

YELLOW BARN ROASTED EGGPLANT PASTA SAUCE

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When I sampled the roasted eggplant pasta sauce from Yellow Barn, I immediately said to myself “Who needs pasta to eat this? I could this right out of the jar.” It was that delicious. Read More »

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