NatExpo East enjoys record numbers
NEW YORK Natural Products Expo East last week posted 7 percent growth in overall attendance this year with more than 25,000 attendees and 1,790 exhibits, the organization announced Tuesday.
“The record-breaking success of this show reflects the escalating economic clout of natural, organic and healthy products,” stated Fred Linder, president of New Hope Natural Media.
With the natural and organic products industry growing at 9.7 percent annually and topping more than $56 billion in consumer sales, according to The Natural Foods Merchandiser’s 2007 Market Overview, Natural Products Expo East benefited from national trends toward healthier lifestyle choices across multiple channels of trade, including food and pharmacy.
Winners of the 2007 New Products Showcase Awards were: BeeCeuticals Organics Bee-Yond Body Rub (Personal Care/Health & Beauty); FoodShouldTasteGood MultiGrain Tortilla Chips and Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils Organic Hempmilk (Food – tie); Nelsons Rescue Remedy Pastilles (Supplement/Herbs); Sweetriot 100 percent Dark Chocolate Cacao Nibs (Green/Environmentally-friendly); Wise-Acre Frost Teas (Innovation); and Zhena Gypsy Tea (Packaging).
Natural Products Expo East will relocate to Boston in 2008. Scheduled for October 15-18 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the move accommodates the industry’s growth, the organization noted.
Birchwood introduces sanitary skin cleanser
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Birchwood Laboratories last week introduced two new products for the health professional or family caregiver that provide a sanitary solution for incontinence cleansing and management.
B-SURE Perineal Wash Is a gentle no-rinse formula that’s a more effective alternative to soap and water for cleansing the perineal area of fecal matter and urine due to incontinence. Enriched with aloe and glycerin, B-SURE Perineal Wash soothes sensitive skin while it cleanses and can be used as an all-over skin cleanser.
Fast acting B-SURE Odor Eliminator is a unique formulation that works on contact to destroy odors at their source. Not a masking agent, B-SURE Odor Eliminator neutralizes airborne odors. It eliminates biological odors associated with incontinence and other sickroom odors including feces, urine, emesis and necrotic tissue.
P&G introduces Vicks NyQuil D
CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble on Monday announced the introduction of NyQuil D, as part of the Vicks brand of cough, cold and flu products.
“NyQuil relieves cold and flu symptoms to help you sleep better,” stated Tara Stealy, brand manager of Vicks.
NyQuil D has been reformulated with decongestant phenylephrine, replacing the original ingredient pseuodephedrine.
NyQuil D has a suggested retail price of $6.32 for 10 oz. Other NyQuil Liquids, NyQuil LiquiCaps and NyQuil Sinus LiquiCaps will continue to be available over-the-counter in the cold and flu aisle.P&G Announces Availability of NyQuil D