Tag Archives: Natural Products

Natural Products Expo West—Ah, Anaheim

NBN will have plenty more on the show of shows (with apologies to Ed Sullivan) but an early look tell us that they’re are more new products here than we’ve seen in years. Additionally we;ve noticed lots of folks crowding the floor who we’re sure don’t know the difference between barley malt and Birkenstocks. In […]

Do Natural Products Expo Attendees Drink More Booze

A little known fact, or should we say rumor, came our way last week. Turns out that the staff at the Anaheim Marriott stated that they serve more alcohol at the hotel bars during Expo West than any other convention.”Bartender, I’ll have a double Maker’s Mark and a some carob coated rice cakes, please.” For […]

Natural Products Expo West 2006: The Hall Was Alive

Dateline: Anaheim, home of Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, tons of cursing parents toting kids and of course every March, the good old Natural Products Expo. This year the show broke record attendance with more than 40,000 attendees according to New Hope’s PR person). On Friday the show floor was so packed it seemed more like Macy’s the day after Thanksgiving. […]

Crown Princess Wins FDA Contest As Andrea Linton’s Wit Works Wonders

Andrea Linton, Natural Products Manager for Crown Prince, emailed me from up the road in Petaluma (once the chicken capital of the west coast and now more precious and pricier than platinum) with this sterling entry to our contest to name the real meaning behind the initials FDA. Here regal answer was: FIRMLY DEMENTED ATAGONISTS. […]

The Ginger People Spice Up Expo West

Let’s begin with an editorial disclaimer. NBN loves this brand. The Ginger People make honest products and unlike so many manufacturers today, aren’t peddling their wares based on some mildly truthful health claims. What they do peddle is good tasting products wrapped up in playfully creative packaging.  We bee lined to the booth to see if […]

New Hope Greens Up Expo West and Celebrates 30 Years

New Hope Media’s Natural Products Expo West the nation’s largest show for natural and organic products celebrates it’s 30th year next week. In addition Expo West has implemented new protocols that will not only lessen the load on Orange County, California’s waste disposal system but also on attendees shoulders, too. New Hope has the Buyer’s Guide with […]