Last week we participated at the semi annual natural food expo in Baltimore. Formally named Natural Products Expo East, the show brings together the companies making natural and organic products and the buyers of the natural retail stores. Food is a big part of the expo, but there is also a large area of the expo floor dedicated to beauty products and supplements.
Here are a few trends we spotted.Kale chips seemed to be all the rage with various new and established companies touting different flavors.
Greek yogurt seems to be growing as a category, and now it is spilling over into snacks and frozen treats.
The Gluten Free phenomenon is simply unexplainable, there truly can’t be so many people put there with gluten issues. But the market has sensed that this trend is only going to grow. We sampled some pretty awesome tasting GF bagels, pizzas, and pastas.
More and more manufacturers were boasting their Non-GMO status this year. California voters are expected to approve proposition 37 later this year, which would require labeling of products that are made with genetically engineered ingredients.