Another year, another Expo West, and another fresh batch of innovative and exciting products. Here are a few trends that our team discovered at the 2019 Natural Products Expo West when they stepped away from serving up logistics advice at our booth:
Flour Substitutes: vegetable or vegetable flour substitutes for what have typically been grain/flour based products. Examples include cauliflower based pizza crust and cauliflower crackers/chips.
Product Diversification: companies expanding out their product offering from traditional product lines. Examples include beverage company releasing a line of granola bars.
Flavor Profile Expansion: what may have previously considered “exotic” or “ethnic” flavorings are now considered mainstream across all categories.
Pouched Packaging: as an alternative to cans/jars for veggies, sauces, etc.
Products Reflecting Health and Fitness Trends: keto labeling and paleo certifications.
Teas: sparkling teas, infused teas and kombucha.
Algae: as oil or as an ingredient.
CBD and Hemp: waters, coffees, and health/beauty aids.
Turmeric: vitamins, powders, waters containing the root as a primary ingredient.
Collagen: waters and protein powders.
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