This year’s Natural Food Show is set to see a 15% increase in stand space, according to organizer Diversified Communications, with thousands of trade buyers, retailers, caterers and foodservice managers from around the world having already pre-registered to visit the event, which forms part of Natural & Organic Products Europe.
They include representatives from Ocado, Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, Holland & Barrett, Suma, Revital, John Lewis, Better Food, Debenhams, Boots, Gate Retail, Casual Dining Group, Compass Group, Gather & Gather, and BaxterStorey.
Around 60% of Natural & Organic Products Europe’s over 700 exhibitors will be promoting food and drink innovations and over a quarter of these exhibitors are new to the show for 2018.
Among them are specialist drinks suppliers, including Thirst Quenchers UK, Kissa Tea, English Tea Shop, Coco Fuzion 100, Remedy Drinks (organic kombucha), Mount Olympus Goat’s Kefir, HEYLIKEWOW (vitamin water), ACTIPH Water (alkaline water), Innate (organic alpine water with birch sap), CEIBA (cinnamon-infused drink), Aquamamma (hydration drinks), Voelkel (organic juices), and Jomei’s Fine Foods (nutritional lattes).
There will also be country pavilions from Austria, Peru, Ecuador, Italy, Greece, Thailand, Spain, and Sri Lanka and over 60 other countries are participating at an individual level including Australia, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Poland, and Sweden.
Returning show features also include the New Products Showcase, an expanded Vegan World area (supported by The Vegan Society), and the Organic Hub, hosted by the Soil Association & Organic Trade Board – which is also around 35% bigger for 2018.
The Organic Hub
“We have lots of new and innovative companies certifying with us, and this show gives them a platform for profiling their amazing new products. Natural & Organic Products Europe is a fantastic opportunity for demonstrating the range and innovation within the organic sector and has to be the main event on every organic manufacturer’s and retailer’s calendars,” says Finn Cottle, trade consultant at Soil Association Certification.
As in previous years, the Soil Association will also host several exclusive presentations in the Natural Products Talks Theatre discussing market trends and opportunities – including the latest consumer research and a comprehensive trade overview of the 2018 Organic Market Report.
For more information, and to register for a free trade ticket in advance, please visit http://bit.ly/2rR8sc0.