Expo West may have been postponed but for the food and beverage maker community, it’s not possible to postpone the roll-out or buzz of new lines and new products. And they won’t have to.
In place of what should have been several days of meetings, networkings, and demonstrations, we’re highlighting new products here on Foodboro that didn’t get their chance to shine in Anaheim this week. No, it’s definitely not the same thing as IRL interactions but it’s something to work with while we await the new Expo West date. Also, it’s not contagious.
Keep reading for our spotlight on new products that were set to show at Expo West but are now making a digital debut. And if there is a brand or product you see here that you want to know more about, send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll put you in touch!
First-Time Expo West Attendees
100% grass-fed ghee products.
Canada-based nut butters infused with healthy plant-based fats.
Vancouver-based makers of turmeric pastes. NEXTY Award finalist for best new condiment.
Plant-based frozen desserts made with simple, natural ingredients.
Minnesota-based premium granolas made with a variety of nuts and seeds.
Gourmet, ethnically-inspired sauces and condiments.
Unsweetened, lightly brewed sparkling teas (learn more about their story in Foodboro’s interview with founder, Ryan Fortwendel).
Plant-based frozen desserts made with no artificial flavors or additives and packed with superfoods.
New Product Launches
Makers of skin-on dehydrated superfruits is introducing a new flavor, Coco-Melon Blend for 2020.
The fast-growing chocolate brand will be launching a first-of-it’s-kind no sugar added white chocolate bar with cookies & cream.
The snack brand, part of Evolve Brands, is introducing two new flavors – Dark Chocolate Crunch and Banana Nut Crunch. The company’s first crunchy clusters are made using all natural, fair-trade ingredients and are available at 6,500+ Walgreens locations.
The healthier chocolate brand will be launching two new SKUs, both of which have no added sugars and are gluten-free and keto friendly, as well as a full brand refresh for 2020.
Clean-label snack brand, Quinn, will be bringing to market a line of paleo-friendly pretzel chips.
The iconic nut butter and snack brand is introducing a new line of plant-based protein bars made with almond butter.
In the absence of a physical expo experience, a number of brands and makers are coming together to bring awareness to the natural products industry as a whole. Here are some additional resources:
- The post that sparked conversation: Wayne Wu on LinkedIn
- Bubble Goods’ Expo West After Party
- New Barn’s Ted Robb calls for all first time exhibitors on LinkedIn
- Derailed By Coronavirus, A Corner Of The Food Industry Questions The Future Of Its Biggest Event (Forbes)
- Rebrands and Refreshes at Expo West (Nosh.com)
- An Open Letter to New Hope from BRAMI’s founder, Dillon Dandurand (LinkedIn)
- KIND founder Daniel Lubetzky on Expo West 2020 (LinkedIn)
- Krysten Dornik on LinkedIn
- UNFI Scheduling One and One Calls
- Post Expo West Support for Brands