Best Trade Show Booths from Natural Products Expo West 2016 – Bitsy’s Brainfood, Vita Coco

While the main attraction of Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East are the newest and best products, one aspect of the show that goes overlooked are the trade show booths themselves.

Some companies put a tremendous amount of time, money, and thought into their booths, and I like to acknowledge those organizations who place real importance on making theirs stand out. To me, it speaks volumes.

When selecting my best trade show booth winners, I look for four main qualities: creativity, design, originality, and execution.

There were a lot of very good trade show booths from Natural Products Expo West 2016, but these two stood out from the rest.

BITSY’S BRAINFOOD

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I might as well re-name this award the Bitsy’s Brainfood Trade Show Booth Award since they have won so many times already. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo West 2016

After each Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East, I always name my Top 5 Organic Food Products of the show.

And for the past few years, Vani Hari of FoodBabe.com and I have shot a video where I discuss my favorite organic food picks and she gives me her critique of them. With the advent of Periscope, we are now able to do this “live” and viewers from all over the world can ask questions while Vani Hari and I are discussing my top 5 organic food products. So, if you see the comments and hearts on the screen above, those are features of Periscope. Read more »


Best Trade Show Booth at Natural Products Expo West 2015 – Nature’s Path

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After Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East, I give my award for the best trade show booths.

Some companies put a tremendous amount of effort and resources into their booths, and I like to recognize the brands that go the extra mile in this area. To me, it speaks volumes about what kind of a company they are.

At Natural Products Expo West 2015, the clear cut winner was Nature’s Path. Not only was it the best one of the show, but it was one of the most compelling and thoughtful booths I’ve ever seen. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo West 2014

Expo West 2014 was a particularly difficult show to choose only 5 products, and I easily could have selected 10 or so. The innovation at this year’s expo was fantastic, and it never ceases to amaze me what organic food companies will come up with next.

I have done something different with this year’s awards. Not only did I decide to do it in a video format, but I invited my friend Vani Hari of Food Babe to critique my selections. As you can tell from above, we had so much fun discussing these products, and we plan on repeating this at each subsequent trade show. Read more »


Comeback Award from Natural Products Expo West 2014 – GoodOnYa

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At Natural Products Expo West 2010, I discovered a company called GoodOnYa and really flipped out over its energy bars.

Over time, however, the quality of the company’s products seemed to slip and I could not figure out why. When I caught up with GoodOnYa’s Founder/CEO Kris Fillat at this year’s show, she fully agreed with my assessment and said that for the last few years the company had suffered from some very serious issues with its co-packer (manufacturer).

Fortunately, all of these problems are in the past, and the company’s products are not only back to where they were but they are significantly better than they were four years ago. Read more »