Nominate CPG Products for SupplySide Editor's Choice Awards

Sandy Almendarez, VP of Content

July 16, 2012

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Nominate CPG Products for SupplySide Editor's Choice Awards

With this year's SupplySide West, VIRGO is launching the inaugural SupplySide Editor's Choice Awards: Discovering Innovative Launches and Exploring their Market Significance, which will recognize recent innovative launches from consumer package good (CPG) companies in 10 categories.

Members of VIRGO's Health and Nutrition  content team (including me) are now accepting nominations for the Editor's Choice awards for the following categories:

  • Animal Nutrition

  • Anti-Aging

  • Beverages

  • Functional Food

  • Multivitamin/mineral

  • Nutricosmetics

  • Organic

  • Packaging Design

  • Skin Care

  • Specialty Dietary Supplement

Nominations are due Aug. 24. We will then narrow each category to the top five, and announce our five Editor's Choice nominees in each category on Sept. 10.

We'll be announcing the winners at SupplySide West 2012's Manufacturers' Reception in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Check back on, and the week of Oct. 15, when we will be running image galleries and giving more information on the top five nominations in each category.

Please submit nominations to [email protected]. Companies can also upload their nominations (with larger images) using VIRGO's FTP site,, and selecting "SupplySide" as the site.

SupplySide West will be held Nov. 5 to 9 at the Venetian and Sands Expo in Las Vegas. For more information, check out

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

VP of Content, Informa


• Well-known subject matter expert within the health & nutrition industry with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on natural products.

• She cares a lot about how healthy products are made, where their ingredients are sourced and how they affect human health.

• She knows that it’s the people behind the businesses — their motivations, feelings and emotions — drive industry growth, so that’s where she looks for content opportunities.

Sandy Almendarez is VP of Content for SupplySide and an award-winning journalist. She oversees the editorial and content marketing teams for the B2B media brands Natural Products Insider and Food and Beverage Insider, the education programming for the health and nutrition trade shows SupplySide East and SupplySide West, and community engagement across the SupplySide portfolio. She is a seasoned content strategist with a passion for health, good nutrition, sustainability and inclusion. With over 15 years of experience in the health and nutrition industry, Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a content-focused business leader. With specialization in topics ranging from product development to content engagement, creative marketing and c-suite decision making, her work is known for its engaging style and its relevance for business leaders in the health and nutrition industry.

In her free time, Sandy loves running, drinking hot tea and watching her two kids grow up. She brews her own “Sandbucha” homemade kombucha; she’s happy to share if you’re ever in Phoenix!


Speaker credentials

Resides in

  • Phoenix, AZ


  • Arizona State University


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