The first four judges have been confirmed for the 2021 Natural & Organic Awards Europe.

The buying teams from Planet Organic, Big Green Smile, Well Natural and Amaranth will be among the retailers who will review and judge the entries to this year’s awards across 17 categories.

“When the awards take place at Natural & Organic Products Europe a key part of the process is the final round of judging by a panel of experts who assess the shortlisted products. As this year’s awards are taking place virtually, we wanted to ensure that all entries are properly assessed by retail buyers who really know what makes a great product. We have therefore looked to put together a panel of some of our industry’s most successful retailers,” says Dominic Roberjot, publisher of Natural Products News, whose September issue will profile all awards entries.

The magazine coverage offers brands further exposure to the industry’s most influential buyers and decision makers, while a virtual awards ceremony on 10 September will celebrate the shortlisted and winning entries.

Details on how to enter the Natural & Organic Awards can be found here. Submissions may be mad up to and including 23 July.