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.
Protein is still the MVP of the sports supplement sector, but brands are trying to differentiate and innovate by offering improved forms of whey protein and incorporating more plant-based proteins into formulations designed to deliver faster and better muscle building and recovery benefits. Recovery continues to be a subcategory of interest and investment, with formulas increasingly containing natural ingredients to address oxidative stress and inflammation. As the sports nutrition industry expands beyond elite athletes and body builders to include more active consumers, supplements in this space are trending towards organic, non-GMO (genetically modified organism) and low sugar.
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.