Natural Products Expo West returned in 2022, infused with the energy of renewal as well as an impressive variety and number of new and familiar products. The cornucopia was so abundant that it would be easier to describe what was NOT presented. As anticipated, organic, plant-based, gluten-free, keto, paleo, non-GMO, and sundry other health-based options predominated. But the iterations were often new, reaching further into the snack, sweets, and even skincare categories.
As always, probiotics were popular as stand-alone delivery as well as expanded lines from legacy companies. Prebiotics are often included to boost the value.
Fermented products were on display in yogurts, kefirs, kombucha, and many more. More than a few IPA member companies made the journey to exhibit products and take part in the events.
Themes for Natural Products Expo 2022 include sustainability, climate change, mission-driven business, data insights and, of course, eating organic and general health and wellness.
Many thousands attended the educational events, toured the exhibit halls, and tasted delicious samples up and down the aisles. Outside on the plaza, live music entertained the many people soaking up the legendary California sunshine.
Take a peek back at the last show in 2019.