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.
As consumers demand new and better ways to stay energized, manufacturers and brand owners are constantly introducing new ingredients, combination and delivery forms that promise to provide the energy people need, when they need it. Most people turn to coffee and tea for a jolt of caffeine, the “energizing” compound that blocks fatigue response and stimulates the central nervous system. While effective at boosting alertness, caffeine can be tricky to dose properly to avoid sleeplessness or crashing at the wrong time. And too much caffeine can be a health concern. This year’s energy booster nominees featured various dosage levels and forms of caffeine, including an extended release beads. However, several products eschewed caffeine for energizing vitamins and botanicals, including ingredients that offer potential cognitive effects that complement energy such as mental focus and attention.
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.