News and notes from industry suppliers.

Some 25,000 industry members came together in Baltimore, MD, for the 30th annual Natural Products Expo East tradeshow and conference. This year’s event boasted 1,363 exhibiting companies, including 400 new brands that launched at the show. Here are four observations from the tradeshow from WholeFoods editors.

social media tips

To post or not to post? That is the question. The answer? Post (specifically).

climate change

Climate change is bringing with it extreme weather conditions with increased frequency of storms, fires, droughts and uncertain availability of water and other natural resources. As a result, supply chain disruptions will become more volatile and while cost will increase, availability of goods may decrease, or at the very least, become more sporadic and less dependable. Consumers will be affected in various ways, too.

Promotions, new hires, retirements, and more.

Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity, certifications, company news and more.

 

Studies have shown nattokinase (NK), an enzyme found in a popular Japanese dish called natto, can help the body support healthy anticoagulation.

Morristown, NJ—With transparency a key concern for many consumer, PLT Health Solutions launched the PLT360 program at SupplySide West. Devin Stagg, vice president of strategy and business development at PLT Health Solutions, explained, “Trust builds brands.”

dna testing

In a panel discussion about botanical testing methods during SupplySide West, industry experts addressed a top-of-mind issue: DNA testing. Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Laboratories, noted that DNA-Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is “newer and better than DNA barcoding.”