With dynamic speakers, unique educational summits, expert panel discussions and a vibrant exhibit hall, SupplySide West is the go-to event for natural products professionals. The creative collaborations and innovative ingredients that are a hallmark of the event are also the driving force behind the thriving marketplace. As such, the 2016 gathering marks the 5th annual celebration of the SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Awards—recognizing some of the coolest new launches of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products across more than 20 categories.
The probiotics category was brimming with creativity. Pill formats ran the gamut in terms of shape, size and formulation; and the overall crop of entrants saw the widest range of probiotic strains being used to date. This year also marked an increasing trend, where probiotics were incorporated in products across many different awards categories, from Children’s Health to Functional Beverage and Pet/Animal Supplements. While this is not a new occurrence, the judging panel was impressed to see probiotics appearing and being recognized in a wider variety of goods. The panel also noted the food and beverage products continue to raise the bar on taste.
One winner in each category will be announced on the SupplySide Central Stage at SupplySide West 2016, held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The supplement winners will be revealed Thursday, Oct. 6, from 1:30 to 2 p.m., followed by the food and beverage winners (including Probiotics) on Friday, Oct. 7, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Click the following link to learn more about the networking event or to register for SupplySide West.