Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018 ended very successfully
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More than 700 exibitors and 10,000+ attendees at the Natural & Organic Prooducts Expo. Photo © Diversified UK
More than 10,000 attendees from 91 countries came to the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show at London ExCeL venue last week, on 22-23 April.
“The world’s appetite for natural and organic has never been bigger and it’s still growing. That’s the message from Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show”, say the organisers from Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK). The two day event featured a record 700+ exhibiting companies showcasing a wide choice of natural and organic products including superfoods, personal care and beauty, eco home/living, food and drink.
Those visitors included independent stores, multiples, pharmacies, restaurants, cafés, contract caterers, hotels, salons and spas, informs the organiser. Plus senior buyers and decision makers from some of the UK and Europe’s biggest retailers, wholesalers and distributors – including Amazon, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Aldi, Lidl, M&S, Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Superdrug, Nisa, TK Maxx, John Lewis, Whole Foods Market, Infinity Foods, Planet Organic, NBTY Europe, CLF Distribution, The Health Store, Suma, Revital, Costco Wholesale, BigGreenSmile, Health Stores Wholesale, Booths, Abel & Cole, As Nature Intended, Feelunique, Lloyds Pharmacy, John Bell & Croyden, Day Lewis Group, Asda Pharmacy, Victoria Health, Fenwick, Lovelula, Neals Yard Remedies, Bodykind, Sodexo, Brakes, Gateretail, Eurostar, The Grocery, Whitbread, Oxfam, Life Europe, REWE, Allergikost, Sunkost Kjede, Monoprix, Bio c’ Bon, Rawrganic, and Dagsmeja.
Notably, nearly one in four visitors (23%) cited a corporate spend of over £500k – up from just one in ten last year (11%). The number of top-level senior execs, including owners, CEOs, MDs and managers, with a spending power of over £100k also doubled for 2018 – up from 7% to 14%.