In March 2022, we ventured to Anaheim, California to visit Natural Products Expo West, a fascinating and extensive food event focused on the rise of natural food products. After these past two years of show-lessness, we were delighted to be out and about again, and our high expectations were met by a solid & diverse offering.
Are healthier, mushroom-based alternatives pushing the common potato chip to the verge of extinction? Is there any type of product that can’t include chickpeas? Is cookie dough here to stay as the most popular dessert choice? Who will come out on top in the alternative meat space? What might the future of precision fermented dairy look like?
The more than 2,700 exhibitors at the Expo had a lot to say on these topics and more. We took a close look at what was new and noteworthy in five key categories:
Then, we carefully crafted this report which also takes on cross-category trends affecting the food & beverage space as a whole: from gut health to regenerative agriculture.
Don’t miss out on all that this massive and trend-forward fair has to offer!