This month's Natural Food trade show has sourced more certified organic products than ever before, following the announcement that a record number of Soil Association licensees will be exhibiting for 2015.
Part of Natural & Organic Products Europe, which takes place at the new venue of ExCeL London, on 19-20 April, this year's sold out show will feature over 600 exhibitors from 40 different countries. In addition to nearly 70 Soil Association symbol holders showcasing their latest organic food and drink innovations, there will also be a wealth of organic produce bearing certification marks from the Organic Food Federation, Organic Farmers & Growers, Demeter, Ecocert, EU Organic (Euro Leaf), and USDA Organic, among others.
“Our exhibitors include some of the most innovative manufacturers and suppliers working in the organic market today. They are constantly evolving and developing their products to keep their customers coming back for more. So whether visitors are travelling from a mile away or all the way around the world to attend, they'll find more of the best quality, certified organic products here than at any other trade show in the UK this year,” says event director Carol Dunning.
“We are thrilled that a record number of Soil Association licensees will be exhibiting at this year's Natural & Organic Products Europe,” comments Finn Cottle, trade consultant at Soil Association Certification. “Over 90 Soil Association licensed companies from across the food and drink and health and beauty sectors will be showcasing their products, a new record for 2015, which further endorses the buoyancy of the organic market. Confidence in the organic market continues to build, with an increase in organic sales of 4% in 2014, and 7% reported from Soil Association symbol holders.”
“We have lots of new and innovative companies certifying with us, and this show gives them a platform for profiling their amazing new products. Natural & Organic Products Europe is a fantastic opportunity for demonstrating the range within the organic sector and has to be the main event on every organic manufacturer's and retailer's calendars,” says Cottle.
The fantastic “range” of organic on show this year covers every food category – from slow food to vegan from snacks to charcuterie. Following its successful launch last year, the Soil Association Organic Chiller (stand H10) will feature Acorn Dairy, Natural Vitality, Plenish, Coco Zumi, and Brown Cow Organics. Riverford Organic Dairy, Gaia Superfoods & ZenValley, Jollyum, 10 Degrees C – Dr Martins Organic Green Coco Juice, and Praana Organic Herbal Tea are also exhibiting on the adjacent Soil Association Pavilion.
Clearspring, Queenswood Natural Foods, OVIO Wellness, Marley Coffee, Booja-Booja, and Of The Earth Superfoods have reserved their stands in the Organic Trade Board's Pavilion; while Jeeva UK, Sun & Seed, Nom Foods, The Raw Chocolate Company and Creative Nature Superfoods are located in the Vegan Society's Pavilion for 2015.