Natural Products Expo West/Supply Expo 2008 sees 52,000-plus attendees

BOULDER, Colo. More than 52,000 retailers, manufacturers and industry professionals attended the country’s largest natural, organic, and healthy products trade show, Natural Products Expo West/Supply Expo 2008, an increase of 11 percent over last year’s attendance, conference organizers announced Wednesday.

“Each year, Natural Products Expo West gives a sneak peek into what the public will find in America’s stores tomorrow,” stated Fred Linder, president of New Hope Natural Media. “This year, more buyers from the full retail spectrum—from supermarkets, pharmacies, club and convenience stores to independent co-ops and ethnic markets—saw more products than ever before.”

Some of the trends tracked at the show included an increase in products advertising gluten-free, foods containing whole and sprouted grains and products supplemented with omega-3 fats.

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