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Pure Rooms are a MUST for Wellness-Minded Travelers

Pure Rooms are a MUST for Wellness-Minded Travelers

Having recently returned from Natural Products Expo West, a very intense and long five days visiting hundreds of trade show booths and meeting with dozens and dozens of people, one thing is very clear — I felt incredibly fortunate to have stayed in a Pure Room. Launched by a company called Pure Wellness, a Pure […]

Cities/Places Expo West Health Organic Hotels Trade Shows
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Having recently returned from Natural Products Expo West, a very intense and long five days visiting hundreds of trade show booths and meeting with dozens and dozens of people, one thing is very clear — I felt incredibly fortunate to have stayed in a Pure Room.

Launched by a company called Pure Wellness, a Pure Room is an extremely unique hotel offering that is addressing the needs of wellness-minded travelers in a way that I have never seen before. For people who place a serious priority on health, such as myself and many Living Maxwell readers, it is reassuring to know that this lifestyle can be maintained when on the road.

And now that I have stayed in a Pure Room on three separate occasions — most recently at two different hotels in the Los Angeles area for Natural Products Expo West — these hotel rooms have completely changed the way that I think about travel and how I book my accommodations. Read more »


Best Trade Show Booths from Natural Products Expo West 2019 — General Mills, REBBL, Om Mushrooms

Best Trade Show Booths from Natural Products Expo West 2019 -- General Mills, REBBL, Om Mushrooms

One of my favorite things to do each year at Natural Products Expo West is to pick out the best trade show booths. While the majority of people’s time and attention is focused on showcasing new products, it cannot be overlooked that a good number of brands invest a tremendous amount of energy and resources into […]

Expo West Trade Shows
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One of my favorite things to do each year at Natural Products Expo West is to pick out the best trade show booths. While the majority of people’s time and attention is focused on showcasing new products, it cannot be overlooked that a good number of brands invest a tremendous amount of energy and resources into building their trade show booths.

As such, I like to recognize those companies that go the extra mile and present something special.

What I look for most are originality, interactive experiences, and impact. Two of this year’s winners brought a very educational and scientific approach to their booths, and the other one took home the prize for sheer dedication to a cause.

Here are my Best Trade Show Booths at Expo West 2019.

GENERAL MILLS 

On the first day of the show when I was interviewing Carla Vernon, President of the Natural and Organic Operating Unit for General Mills, she said, “Make sure you see our booth. I think you’re going to like it.”

Given that General Mills won my award for Best Trade Show Booth of Expo West 2018, Carla knew that I was on the lookout for creative and unique presentations. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo West 2019

Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo West 2019

As I do after each Natural Products Expo West, I name my top picks of the show. With 3,600 companies having booths at this year’s Expo West, not only was it a challenge to narrow down my long list of great products but actually seeing everything was extremely difficult as well. This show keeps getting bigger […]

Expo West Trade Shows
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As I do after each Natural Products Expo West, I name my top picks of the show.

With 3,600 companies having booths at this year’s Expo West, not only was it a challenge to narrow down my long list of great products but actually seeing everything was extremely difficult as well. This show keeps getting bigger and bigger, and fortunately, the quality of offerings improves along with it.

Below are my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West 2019 and if you’d like to read my key trends, full analysis and takeaways from the show, be sure to check out this week’s Organic Insider.

WHOLE FOOD BARS FROM BRIGHT FOODS

The most innovative product I came across all week at Expo West were the whole food bars from Bright Foods.

What makes these bars so special is they are the very first HPP, refrigerated bars on the market. And because no co-packer had ever manufactured them before, the company needed three years to figure out and perfect the process on its own. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2018

Top 5 Organic Food Products from Natural Products Expo East 2018

  Because of hurricane Florence, Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore last week had slightly smaller crowds, but it did not detract from some fantastic innovation that I discovered. As I do after each show, here are My Top 5 Organic Products of Natural Products Expo East 2018.

Expo East Trade Shows
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Because of hurricane Florence, Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore last week had slightly smaller crowds, but it did not detract from some fantastic innovation that I discovered.

As I do after each show, here are My Top 5 Organic Products of Natural Products Expo East 2018. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Products of Fancy Food Show 2018

Top 5 Organic Products of Fancy Food Show 2018

The Summer Fancy Food Show, put on by the Specialty Food Association, is always one of my favorite food shows of the year. Aside from the fact that it attracts vendors from all over the world, it also features an Incubation Village, where food incubators from around the country showcase some of their most interesting […]

Fancy Food Show Trade Shows
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The Summer Fancy Food Show, put on by the Specialty Food Association, is always one of my favorite food shows of the year.

Aside from the fact that it attracts vendors from all over the world, it also features an Incubation Village, where food incubators from around the country showcase some of their most interesting brands. This gives invaluable exposure to young brands, many of whom would be unable to afford a booth on their own. Read more »


Best Trade Show Booths from Expo West 2018 – General Mills and Nature’s Path

Best Trade Show Booths from Expo West 2018 - General Mills and Nature's Path

While most of the attention at Natural Products Expo West was focused on companies’ products, it cannot be overlooked that a good number of brands invested a tremendous amount of time and energy into building their trade show booths. As such, I like to recognize those companies that went the extra mile and presented something special, […]

Expo West Trade Shows
LivingMaxwell.com

While most of the attention at Natural Products Expo West was focused on companies’ products, it cannot be overlooked that a good number of brands invested a tremendous amount of time and energy into building their trade show booths.

As such, I like to recognize those companies that went the extra mile and presented something special, and I always give out awards for the Best Trade Show Booths at Expo West.

What I look for most are originality, interactive experiences and impact.

Here are Best Trade Show Booths at Expo West 2018.

GENERAL MILLS

General Mills had a phenomenal show and its Annie’s Honey Bunny Grahams and Elbow Pasta & Cheddar were named to my Top 5 Organic Food Products of Expo West 2018.

Yet, its trade show booth stood above the rest as well. Read more »


Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West 2018

Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West 2018

As I do after each Natural Products Expo West, I name my top picks of the show. Having discovered so many outstanding products, it was incredibly difficult to narrow the list down to five. The quality just keeps getting better and better each year. Below are my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West […]

Expo West Trade Shows
LivingMaxwell.com

As I do after each Natural Products Expo West, I name my top picks of the show.

Having discovered so many outstanding products, it was incredibly difficult to narrow the list down to five. The quality just keeps getting better and better each year.

Below are my Top 5 Organic Food Products from Expo West 2018 and if you’d like to read my key trends, full analysis and takeaways from the show, be sure to sign up for Organic Insider.

MACA CHOCOLATE DARK ROAST FROM TEECCINO

Teeccino founder Caroline MacDougall has been formulating organic teas for decades, and her expertise in making delicious drinks was on full display in her new Maca Chocolate Dark Roast at Expo West.

Aside from the beautiful flavor, this herbal blend contains plenty of phytonutrients from the carob, cocoa and chiles.

Yet, what makes this drink so unique is that the company is using ramón seeds (above), a food that I had never known about before. Read more »