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05/02/2016

Natural Products Europe Press Release

Natural and organic world to unite at Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016

With over 600 exhibiting companies from 50 countries now confirmed, Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show is set to bring the best choice of natural and organic products from around the world to London.

Taking place at ExCeL London on 17-18 April, the show will feature its biggest ever choice of food, health, beauty and eco-living brands from six continents.  Giving its 10,000 attendees an increased opportunity to expand their international ranges, as well as benefit from seeing hundreds of innovative UK brands.

“Over the past 20 years, Natural & Organic Products Europe has become recognised as the key platform for introducing new natural and organic products onto the European market,” says event director Carol Dunning.

“For 2015, the show will host new national pavilions from Peru, Bulgaria, Turkey, Thailand, The Philippines, Armenia and Moldova.  They’ll be joining returning contingents from France, Italy, Poland, Greece, and the USA.  Many other countries are participating at an individual level – including the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Australia, Canada, China, Russia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Boliva, Bosnia & Herzigovina, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Palestine, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, and Vietnam.  So, whether buyers are coming from just a few miles away or flying in from across the globe, they’ll find plenty here that they simply won’t find together like this at any other show,” says Dunning.

Countries increasing their presence for 2016 include Greece (hosted by Economotechniki) and Italy.  The latter will now occupy two new pavilions in The Natural Food Show, including Demeter Italy (a new biodynamic association pavilion) and the Italian Pavilion, which will focus on specialty food and drink from the country’s distinctive southern regions (including Campania, Calabria, Puglia and Sicily).

Thailand is also hoping to make a big impression at the show this year, debuting not one but two pavilions – promoting their famous cuisine, and health and wellbeing products respectively.

The UK’s certified organic food and drink offering has also been expanded, with the Soil Association and Organic Trade Board joining forces for the first time at the show under the slogan ‘Growing Organic Together’.  The pavilion, which includes the popular Soil Association Organic Chiller area, will feature well-known brands like Nairn’s, Mr. Organic, Alara, and Infinity Foods plus debut appearances from YoGhee Butter, Greens Organic, Ibiza Superfoods, and Organic Delight.

The Soil Association is also launching a new Organic Beauty Pavilion in the Natural Beauty & Spa area.  It joins the show’s first ever NATRUE pavilion and returning Venus Beauty Pavilion featuring artisan new brands launching onto the market.

Other returning show features include The World of Vegan, which has grown by 25% to showcase an ever bigger range of Vegan Society Trademarked products, along with the HFMA (Health Food Manufacturers Association) HFMA Pavilion (featuring Pharma Nord UK, BetterYou and Comvita), two New Products Showcases, and three dedicated show theatres.

“If you’re in the natural and organic world, Natural & Organic Products Europe is something that you’ve got to do – everyone gets something from it.  We’ll definitely be back this year,” says Mark Bazeley, buyer at Infinity Foods.

“A great show!  This one has the potential to be the global No. 1 destination, as it encompasses the best of natural, organic, beauty and healthcare all under one roof,” agrees Craig Sams, organic pioneer and Green & Black’s founder.

Infinity Foods Wholesale, Holland & Barrett International, Netto, Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Aldi, Fenwick, Hilton, Costco, Victoria Health, Revital, Whitworth Chemists, BigGreenSmile, Sodexo, and EAT are just some of the big names set to visit.  Whole Foods Market UK also recently confirmed that it is coordinating its biggest ever contingent of regional buyers and team managers to attend across both days (planned events include a team manager values matter training programme and formalised meet the buyers programme.

Free trade registration now open

Natural & Organic Products Europe – Europe’s biggest showcase of natural, organic, Fairtrade, free-from and eco-friendly products – includes four show sections: Natural Health, Natural Living, Natural Beauty & Spa, and The Natural Food Show.  The next edition will take place on 17-18 April 2016 at ExCeL London.

Source and Exhibitor enquiries to:

Carol Dunning, Event Director
t: +44 (0)1273 645125
email: cdunning@divcom.co.uk
Website: www.naturalproducts.co.uk

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03/12/2018

EU slam for inspection body certification in Kenya

The EU Commission has examined the branch of an international certifier in Kenya and issued a very poor certificate for its work. So far, however, it has only had to do a little detention

19/11/2018

Switzerland: Organic sales of veggies, fruit and milk have increased significantly

From September 2017 to August 2018, 46,663 tonnes of organic vegetables worth 340 million euros were sold in Swiss retail outlets

09/11/2018

EU organic control in Romania slowly improving

The report praises Romania's efforts to improve the monitoring of organic inspection posts

06/11/2018

New study: Eating organic food reduces cancer risk

French scientists investigated the link between the consumption of organic food and the risk of developing certain types of cancer

02/11/2018

Germany: Microplastic in food worries consumers

Microplastic has so far been found mainly in marine fish. They confuse microplastic particles with plankton...

26/10/2018

Critical look at new additives

Again and again, individual countries move for the inclusion of further additives in the EU Organic Regulation (Annex VIII) and thus for allowing them

22/10/2018

FiBL: SMART Tool to assess food chains

In Switzerland, the Fair Food Initiative failed in a referendum. It wanted to oblige the government to strengthen “the supply of food that is of good quality...

12/10/2018

Natural cosmetics as a future market

The cosmetics market is very dynamic and a lot has happened in the last twelve months. This was emphasised by Elfriede Dambacher, consultant and expert in the natural cosmetics industry, at the 11th Natural Cosmetics Conference​

01/10/2018

German organic market: upward trend continues

What does the sales barometer for organic shops in Germany look like in the second quarter of 2018?  The turnover of the shops surveyed continues to rise

26/09/2018

Austria: Conversion to organic farming without regrets

According to a survey by Keyquest among 500 respondents, 98% of Austrian organic farmers would decide to switch back to organic farming again

20/09/2018

Switzerland: Organic consumption has doubled in ten years

In 2017, organic products worth 2.7 bn Swiss francs were sold in Switzerland, equivalent to 2.4 bn euros or 284 euros per capita

17/09/2018

Sustainability bank Triodos invests in crowdfunding platform

Bettervest specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that seek to raise money from the crowd through the platform

14/09/2018

Austria: denn‘s biomarkt expands branch network

A new denn's organic market store will open in Eisenstadt, Austria

03/09/2018

E.V.I - the document on Sustainability which wins the trust of Investors

Companies and start-up need to consider sustainability when it comes to plan processes, products, governance and promotion

28/08/2018

Italy: Organic sector shows impressive growth

Market data collected by Nielsen market research until May 2018, confirm a very positive trend in the Italian organic sector

27/08/2018

Canada Organic Trade Association welcomes government funding for organic sector

According to the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), the Canadian government is investing $8.3 million in organic agriculture research

22/08/2018

Nestlé USA: Misleading Non-GMO seal

By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman from California alleged that the US company misleads consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might easily be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News

18/08/2018

Core Organic: Europe-wide research for organic farming continues

European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme

09/08/2018

RELACS EU: Project website launched

The EU-project which will be run by FiBL Switzerland as well as IFOAM EU aims at fostering the development and facilitating the adoption of cost-efficient and environmentally safe tools and technologies...

08/01/2016

Organic groceries discount at Walmart Canada

Walmart Canada has quietly launched a new lineup of organic products under its Great Value store brand