UK: Natural & Organic Products Europe - over 50 speakers
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The conference of Natural & Organic Products Expo, London ExCeL on 2-3 April 2017, will update visitors with the latest research and advice in the Natural Products Talks Theatre, Natural Beauty Theatre and Natural Food Kitchen.
Opening day session highlights include Jim Manson, editor of Natural Products News, discussing key retail trends, changing consumer behaviour, and the findings of ‘Health Check: Natural Products Retailing in 2016-17’. “Business optimism remains high among independent health store owners as footfall and spend continues to rise,” says Manson. “Digestive health, sleep, and bone and joint health were rated as the top three health or lifestyle drivers of sales in 2016, while supplements and remedies, free-from and vegan and vegetarian topped the list of product categories thought to offer most potential for growth. We’ll see how that growth’s developed over the past twelve months and explore new trends for 2017. Expect some surprises, and some really great insights from retailers,” he says.
While over in the Natural Food Kitchen, celebrated Icelandic chef Solla Eiríksdóttir, Dr Rupy Aujla from The Doctor's Kitchen (the show’s first GP chef), and nutritionist Oliver McCabe from Select Stores in Dalkey (ambassador to the Irish Association of Health Stores and author of The Fuel Food Cookbook), are just some of the big names preparing to host live cooking demos.
Second-day highlights also include the announcement of the winners of the prestigious Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2017.