PHOENIX—Informa Exhibitions announced its third annual SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards Finalists. Five consumer packaged goods (CPG) products were selected by the SupplySide editorial team for achievements in innovation and market impact in 20 categories.
"In the past few years, we’ve had tremendous success highlighting the products that are coming to market, driven by the innovative ingredients highlighted at SupplySide," said Heather Granato, vice president, content, in Informa’s Health & Nutrition Network. "Our editorial team was quite impressed this year at the range of products and out-of-the-box thinking that these companies are putting into product development to reach their target markets."
The award categories included: antioxidant supplements, bars, brain health/mood, digestive health, energy drinks, frozen food, hair care/nutricosmetics, heart health, joint health, juices, multivitamin, pet food/treats, pet health, skin care, snacks, specialty supplement/food, sports nutrition, tea, weight management and women’s health.
One winner in each category will be announced at SupplySide West 2014 during the SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Awards Reception, set for Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
“We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the finalists," Granato said. “There were some truly outstanding CPG products to review this year and with several hundred products in contention, it was a challenge to select the products for the short list."
For more than 15 years, SupplySide has helped dietary supplement, food, beverage, personal care, cosmetic, animal nutrition and pharmaceutical professionals find information to explore, discover, innovate and market their next best-selling product.
The 2014 SupplySide Editor’s Choice Awards Finalists are:
Antioxidant Supplements: Breast Safeguard by Protegene Corporation, Liposomal Curcumin/Resveratrol by Empirical Labs, OpticOne™ Vision Support Formula by MediNutritionals Research LLC, PreserVision AREDS 2 by Bausch & Lomb, and Skoop A-Game by Skoop
Bars: California Savory Bar by Slow Food for Fast Lives, Chocolate Butter Crunch by INBalance Health Corp., Mediterra Nutrition Bars: Savory Flavors by Mediterra Inc., Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Chewy Bars by Cascadian Farm, and Strong & Kind Almond Protein Bars by KIND Healthy Snacks
Brain Health/Mood: Passionflower Herbal Supplement by Alvita, RememBRAIN™ by NOW Foods, Serenum™ by Lisan S.A., Taki Mai by South Pacific Elixirs LLC, and ZemBright Mood Plus by Healthy Directions
Digestive Health: Active D’Lites with Probiotics by Active D’Lites, KeVita Blueberry Cherry, Tangerine and Hibiscus Berry by KeVita, Pro-Cran Blend 6B by Probium LLC/The Premium Probiotic Company, ProbioSlim by ProbioSlim, and Time-Release Probiotic by Twinlab Corporation
Energy Drinks: Aquadopa by Aquadopa, Co-H20 by Natrol Inc., EnerBee® by Natural Motives LLC, Spryng by Xyngular, and WakeUp-Post Lunch Waker by InnoBev Ltd.
Frozen Food: Bake’mmm Bagels by Bageladies LLC, Chocolate Muffin by Classic Cooking LLC/Garden Lites, Coconut-Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Pearls by Stonyfield Organic, Ian’s Smokin’ Sweet BBQ Chicken Nuggets by Ian’s Natural Foods, and Smart Flour Foods Uncured Pepperoni Pizza by Smart Flour Foods
Hair Care/Nutricosmetics: Aviva Hair Revitalizer by Aviva, Bambousil (Hair Skin Nails) by Nutripur Inc., DHT Blocker by Nature’s Elements, NeoCell Biotin Bursts by NeoCell, and youtheory Men's Line - Advanced Collagen, Joint Collagen, Protein by youtheory
Heart Health: Blood Pressure Success by Twinlab Corporation, Carlson Heart Fit by J.R. Carlson Laboratories Inc., Ocean Blue Minicaps by Sancilio & Company Inc., Omega Q Plus® Lutein by Healthy Directions, and Unique Omega E+ by A.C. Grace Company
Joint Health: Beneflex by Direct Digital, Extreme Flex by MIRA Partners, JOINThealth Soft Chews by Redd Remedies, Krill Oil MD by Quality of Life Labs, and Osteo Bi-Flex® edge by Osteo Bi-Flex
Juices: Coconut Water and Greens by Evolution Fresh, Mott’s: Fruit Punch Rush, Wild Grape Surge, Strawberry Boom by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Oatworks by Wellness Works LLC, Veggie Kefir by Lifeway Foods, and Vitacost Organic Certified Aloe Vera Juice Unflavored by Vitacost
Multivitamin: Active Adult Multivitamin Gummies with CoQ10 by Sundown Naturals, Enzyme Nutrition™ by Enzymedica, Martha Stewart Vegetarian Multivitamin Gummy & entire line by Inergetics, Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Extra Strength Hair, Skin & Nails by NBTY - Nature’s Bounty, and Prenatal Precious Gems™ Gummy Multivitamin by Rainbow Light
Pet Food/Treats: Natural Stews for Dogs by Caru Pet Food Co. by Matrix Partners, CleanLabel Dog Biscuits by Clear Conscience Pet LLC, Cluck Yea by Treats for Chickens LLC, Core Superfood Protein Bars by Wellness Natural Pet Food, and Meal Mixers by Stella & Chewy’s
Pet Health: Complete Stud Canine by CompleteVites LLC, indigo™ Fresh Floss Bones, Dental Sauce and Dental Sticks by Pet Safe, Rehydrate Joint Support and Rehydrate Antioxidant by River City Pet Products, Wholistic Run Free™ with Green Lipped Mussel by Wholistic Pet Organics, and Tengo Cat Multivitamin Drink by Tengo USA
Skin Care: Cell Revive Serum Complete by Stemology, Light Treatment by Goldfaden M.D., Limited-Edition Wild Plum Resurfacing Mask by Tata Harper, Scientific Organics Coconut-Argan Body Oil by emerginC, and Youth Garden™ Serum by Immuno-Viva
Snacks: Angie's Boomchickapop Salted Caramel by Angie’s Boomchickapop, Bernie's Farm Cheddar Crackers by Annie’s Homegrown, Cherry Bomb by The Cookie Department Inc., Sea Salt Quinoa Chips by Simply 7 Snacks, and Simply Sprouted Pita-ahh Chips by Way Better Snacks
Specialty Supplement/Food: CinG-X by CinG-X Corporation of America, DEFY™ by Consumer Health Brands Inc., Lutein Gummies by Sundown Naturals, Kickers® Powdered Food Enhancer by Waldman Naturals Inc., and Omega Boost by Nordic Naturals
Sports Nutrition: Clean BCAA by Clean Machine, High G by MIRA Partners, Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak – Non-GMO - Mixed Berry by Trace Minerals Research, Recover & Repair by Natrol Inc., and Super Fuel by Boku International
Tea: b.Lean Tea by HerbalScience, Biodynamic Teas by The Republic of Tea, ChaiElixir by ChaiElixir, Higgins and Burke Loose Leaf Tea by Mother Parkers, and Zest Tea Energy Blends by Zest Tea Energy Blends
Weigtht Management: Aro Lean Meal Replacement Shake by VitaCoast, Chobani Simply 100 by Chobani LLC, ENU by Trovita health Science, Garcinia Plus MeraTrim Gold by NutriGold Inc., and HCActive by Jarrow Formulas
Women’s Health: BreastGard by Solaray, Intimique by Principium SA, Mommi 3-in-1 by Mommi, Relizen by JDS Therapeutics, and Vous Vitamins by Vous
Hosted by Informa Exhibitions, SupplySide West is an annual tradeshow and educational forum that is the finished product manufacturer’s gathering place for top performers, trends, scientific advances and networking. SupplySide West is all about the exploration, discovery, innovation and marketing strategy around the development of finished consumer goods that drive the global business economy. The 2014 show will be held October 6-10 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. For more information visit supplysideshow.com.