Multivitamin finalists for 2018 SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Award - image gallery

Ease-of-use reigns supreme in this year's competition, which makes nutrient-dosing easier than ever for consumers. Check out the top five products vying for the 2018 CPG Editor's Choice Award in multivitamins.

Todd Runestad, Content Director,

October 3, 2018

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Innovation in action is a hallmark of the SupplySide West trade show. The SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Awards recognizes some of the coolest new launches of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in nearly 30 categories. 

The multivitamin category is important because multis are the gateway supplement for most mainstream consumers. According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition's annual survey, 76 percent of American adults—more than 170 million—take supplements, while nearly all of them—75 percent—have taken a multivitamin in the past year. What's equally notable is that 10 years ago, in 2008, only 64 percent of American adults reported taking supplements. So the idea of filling nutrient gaps and providing for more optimal nutrition is catching on. That makes these new multivitamin entrants so important, because they are filling a need, and doing it with quality and convenience. 

One winner in each of the nearly 30 categories will be announced on the SupplySide Central Stage at SupplySide West 2018, held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The supplement winners will be revealed Thursday, Nov. 8, from 1:30 to 2 p.m., followed by the food and beverage winners on Friday, Nov. 9, 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. Click the following link for a full list of ECA categories and finalists.

About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director,, Natural Products Insider

Todd Runestad has been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. He is content director for and Natural Products Insider digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for, Delicious Living!, and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still covers raw material innovations and ingredient science.

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Todd writes about nutrition science news such as this story on mitochondrial nutrients, innovative ingredients such as this story about 12 trendy new ingredient launches from SupplySide West 2023, and is a judge for the NEXTY awards honoring innovation, integrity and inspiration in natural products including his specialty — dietary supplements. He extensively covered the rise and rise and rise and fall of cannabis hemp CBD. He helps produce in-person events at SupplySide West and SupplySide East trade shows and conferences, including the wildly popular Ingredient Idol game show, as well as Natural Products Expo West and Natural Products Expo East and the NBJ Summit. He was a board member for the Hemp Industries Association.

Education / Past Lives

In previous lives Todd was on the other side of nature from natural products — natural history — as managing editor at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He's sojourned to Burning Man and Mount Everest. He graduated many moons ago from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.


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