With dynamic speakers, unique programming, expert panel discussions and workshops, 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. Now in its 6th year, the SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Awards recognizes some of the coolest new launches of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products across more than 20 categories.
Whether delivering a nutritional boost, replacing a meal or satisfying a snack attack, dairy alternative foods and beverages are expanding their reach and appealing to a wide range of consumers including those with lactose intolerance, dairy-free consumers, those who don’t prefer dairy-laden products and those looking to venture out and try new flavors such as almond, soy or cashew milk. Dairy alternative products also are popular deliverables for trending nutrients such as protein, fiber, prebiotics, probiotics, vitamins and minerals, and more. In addition to “ice cream” made from whole fruits and vegetables, this year’s entries included a superfood dairy-free creamer, vegan salted organic caramel chocolate, banana milk and switchel.
One winner in each category will be announced on the SupplySide Central Stage at SupplySide West 2017, held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The supplement winners will be revealed Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 1:30 to 2 p.m., followed by the food and beverage winners—presented by Cargill—on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Click the following link to learn more about the networking event or to register for SupplySide West. A display case showcasing all the finalists’ products will be available in the Expo Hall.