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15/04/2016

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016 opens this weekend

Thousands of buyers from around the world are preparing to visit Natural & Organic Products Europe trade event this weekend for the biggest European showcase of natural and organic health, beauty, food and eco-living products.

Opening at London ExCeL at 9.30am on Sunday 17 April (and closing at 5pm on Monday 18 April), the show’s 20th anniversary edition will bring together 650 leading exhibitors with representatives from all the major supermarkets and multiples, specialist suppliers, international wholesalers and distributors, pharmacies, restaurants and contract caterers, hotels, salons and spas, plus 1000s of independent retail outlets.

Pre-registrations are currently tracking significantly ahead for 2016, with a who’s who of buyers and key decision makers preparing to visit.  Among them are Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, Holland & Barrett, Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Amazon, Boots, Superdrug, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, John Lewis, Infinity Foods, Harrods, Costco, Iceland Foods, The Health Store, TK Maxx, Marks & Spencer, Abel & Cole, Pret A Manger, EAT, Glendola Leisure, Suma, Revital, Fenwick, Love Lula, Naturisimo, The Organic Pharmacy, The Hut Group, LloydsPharmacy, Whitworth Chemists, Ibis Styles, The Savoy, Hilton Worldwide, Pizza Hut Restaurants, Spirit Pub Company, BaxterStorey, Sodexo, Compass Group, Elior, Brakes, Wessanen UK, Carrefour, and Life Europe AB.

Over 10,000 attendees are expected over the two days

“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.

“The Natural Food Show is an exciting event that Pret’s food team always looks forward to attending.  It’s always brimming with ideas and inspiration,” says Caroline Cromar, group director of food at Pret A Manger.

“Each year the show gets better, with the new brands we meet.  The best thing about Natural & Organic Products Europe is the amount of choice that is available,” says Melissa Broomes, senior buying manager – health, beauty & baby at Ocado.

“Natural & Organic Products Europe is the show that we know will be worth visiting in the UK every year,” says Nicole Milloy, ‎product manager at Naturisimo.

“Natural & Organic Products Europe is great for us because it brings suppliers from all over the world to our doorstep, and gives us a chance to see, touch and taste the latest innovative new products, which could help our customers live healthier lives,” says Lysa Hardy, chief commercial officer at Holland & Barrett.

Over 650 innovative suppliers

As its biggest edition yet, Natural & Organic Products Europe is set to launch thousands of new natural and organic products – including supplements, botanicals, superfoods, personal care and beauty, eco-household, and food and drink – onto the European market.

New show features for 2016 include international pavilions from Demeter Italy, the Philippines, Thailand, Armenia & Moldova, Turkey, Peru, and Bulgaria.  They join returning pavilions from Greece, France, Italy, Poland, and the USA.

There are also pavilions dedicated to the Soil Association and Organic Trade Board (new), Soil Association Organic Beauty (new), NATRUE (new), Venus Beauty, The Vegan Society, and the HFMA.

The full exhibitor list is available online at www.naturalproducts.co.uk/exhibitor-list.

New Products Showcases

New for 2016, the show has introduced a second New Products Showcase dedicated to Natural Beauty & Spa innovations.  Combined, they currently include over 320 entries (and rising), across 13 categories.

Visitors to the showcases on opening day will also be able to vote for their favourite new products, with the winners to be announced the following morning at the prestigious Natural & Organic Awards Europe, hosted by Dragons’ Den investor Deborah Meaden.

Free Keynotes & kitchen demos

There’s handy tips on how to whip up a host of dishes to suit every palate and conscience at this year’s Natural Food Kitchen.  Practical insights and panel discussions from leading natural and organic industry commentators in the Natural Products Talks (retailer-focused) Theatre.  Whilst big name beauty experts will be discussing the new trends, ingredients, and innovations in the Natural Beauty & Spa Theatre (sponsored by Kinetic Natural Products Distributor, and supported by Organic Monitor).

Session/speaker highlights include:

  • Francesco Mazzei, chef patron at Sartoria in London’s Mayfair
  • Robert Ortiz, Michelin-starred head chef at Lima restaurant in London
  • Paul Lindley, founder of Paddy's Bathroom and Ella's Kitchen
  • Exclusive Soil Association Certification updates, including Organic Market Report
  • Live pitching session featuring senior buyers from Holland & Barrett
  • Beauty buyers panel featuring Mark Steel (Waitrose); Lucy Pottinger (Holland & Barrett), Joanne Hill (Amaranth), and chaired by Amarjit Sahota (Organic Monitor)
  • Taking the temperature of health food retailing in 2016 (hosted by Natural Products News)
  • A start-up story – Deborah Meaden, Amy Wordsworth (Good Bubble) and Michelle Thew (Cruelty Free International)
  • VHMS panel session featuring Graham Keen (HFMA), Robert Taylor (HFMA), Shona Wilkinson (NutriCentre), Andrew Thomas (BetterYou), Dr Robert Verkerk (ANH-Intl), nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville, and chaired by Jim Manson (NPN).

For full timings and session details, please visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk/seminars.

Free trade registration ends soon

For more information and to register for a trade ticket, please visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk (alternatively, use direct link: https://registration.n200.com/survey/1x8mta7p0nbu6?actioncode=NPPR22).  Free advance registration closes at 6pm on Saturday 16 April, after which a £20 door charge will apply.

Media enquiries & press pass requests to:

Emma-Louise Jones, Head of PR

Editorial representatives of relevant trade and consumer media (including freelancers) are invited to apply for press passes via email to ejones@divcom.co.uk or the registration link at https://registration.n200.com/survey/3q13suyasl8l0.  (Please note, press passes are not guaranteed on the day, so all press need to be registered in advance of show opening.)

t: +44 (0)1273 645134

Website: www.divcom.co.uk

Twitter: www.twitter.com/DiversifiedUK

 

Exhibitor enquiries to:

Carol Dunning, Event Director

t: +44 (0)1273 645125

e: cdunning@divcom.co.uk

Website: www.naturalproducts.co.uk

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NatProductsShow

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Natural–Organic–Products–Europe/100622126677939

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European critics for Ukraina control body

08/04/2019

A new study confirms that organic farming protects the climate

The impact of long-term organic farming on soil-derived greenhouse gas emissions

01/04/2019

Household panel of market researchers highliths austrian organic share of food at 9%

The Austrians buy almost nine percent of fresh products in the conventional food retail in organic quality" -  announced by Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA

18/03/2019

European Statistic show presence of pesticides in organic imports

European Statistic show presence of pesticides in organic imports from India, China, Turkey, more controls and alignemtent with Eu Standards required

22/02/2019

THE WORLD OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE 2019

Nearly 70 million hectares worldwide of farmland are organic

18/02/2019

Organic market continues to grow everywere, in Europe as worldwide

In 2017, the European and international organic sector again recorded strong area and market growth

11/02/2019

Fair Trade demanded by cocoa producers

Bitter side of chocolate: "Breadline wages, poverty, child labour

01/02/2019

Organic farming wins performance comparison

German scientists have presented the most comprehensive study to date on the ecological and social performance of organic agriculture. The result is clear: Organic farming leads in five out of seven areas

18/01/2019

EU scientific advisors call for changing the genetic engineering law

The scientific advisors to the EU Commission have presented a paper in which they urge the Commission to change genetic engineering legislation

03/01/2019

Amazon expands network of organic supermarkets in the US

Amazon and the organic sector...expansion in the US

28/12/2018

New study on organic agriculture. Is it disadvantageous for the climate?

Organic agriculture is more damaging to the climate than conventional agriculture, scientists from Sweden and the USA claim. But is that true?

21/12/2018

Switzerland Organic sales: vegetables, fruit and milk increase significantly

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

10/12/2018

The integrity of the international organic market

After four years, the FiBL-project Consolidation of Organic Certification Bodies ended successfully

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