Mar072018

Natural & Organic Products Europe is on track to feature more certified organic products than ever this year.

Nearly half of the show’s 700+ exhibitors will be promoting their organic credentials from around the world, including well over 100 Soil Association symbol holders.

The Organic Hub in the Natural Food Show, hosted by the Soil Association & Organic Trade Board, is a great place to discover some of the UK’s biggest and newest organic food and drink brands.

It’s 35% bigger for 2018, with 40 exhibitors including Vintage Roots (distributor of biodynamic and organic wines), 9 Meals From Anarchy (The Natural Veg Men), Bird & Wild RSPB Coffee, The Great Stuff Company, AmaVida, OrganicUK, Playin Choc, Queenswood Natural Foods, Alpro, One Earth Organics, Mr Organic, Infinity Foods, Premcrest, Windmill Organic, Clearspring, Alara, James White Drinks, Heath & Heather, and London & Scottish (with its Juniper Green Gin).

There will also be plenty of new innovations to see from market-leading organic suppliers like Pukka Herbs, Essential Trading, Suma Wholefoods, Tree of Life, CLF Distribution (organic alcohol), Community Foods, Marigold Health Foods, Eat Real, Sun & Seed, Food for Life Baking, and Naturya.

The Soil Association will also host several exclusive presentations at the show, including a comprehensive trade overview of their latest UK Organic Market Report — which saw total sales of organic products rise by 6% to a record £2.2 billion in 2017.

“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.

Organic beauty & health

Visitors looking for their next-wave of organic beauty best-sellers, should check out the Soil Association Organic Beauty pavilion (in the Natural Beauty & Spa show).  Exhibitors there include YesYesYes, Terreverdi, Yoni, Amina Skincare, Kinn Living, Ria Organics, Nourish, Madonald & Tayor, Naveen, and Body Applications.

While in the show’s Natural Health & Natural Living areas – G&G Vitamins, Treat Me Nice UK, Vidya Europe, Motion Nutrition, KIKI Health, Lifeplan Products, Living Planet, and Garden of Life are among the big names promoting their latest organic certified ranges.

International flavours

As in previous years, there’s a big international presence at the show.  This year’s pavilions include Dio Greece (with 16 organic certified producers), Organic Peru, Demeter Biodynamic, Demeter Italy, Austria, Armenia, Ecuador, Thailand, Spain (Galicia region), Sri Lanka (speciality teas), Mezzogiorno – Southern Italian Food (including specialties from Campania, Calabria, Puglia and Sicily), Epirus, and South Aegean – winner of the ‘European Region of Gastronomy 2019’ Award – promoting Greek delicacies from across its 50+ inhabited islands.

Over 60 other nations are participating at an individual level – bringing the sights and sounds (not to mention the aromas and flavours) of the world to London – including Australia, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Poland, and Sweden.

“Newness is crucial to our business, and nowhere in the UK is there more innovation that is relevant to my business than this show,” says Al Overton, head of buying at Planet Organic.

Free trade registration

Natural & Organic Products Europe returns to London ExCeL on 22-23 April 2018.  For more information and to register for a free trade ticket, please visit: https://eventdata.uk/Visitor/NOPE2018.aspx?TrackingCode=PR1

 

 

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