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The Hottest Trends of The Natural Products Expo 2015

Mar 12 ,2015

The Hottest Trends of The Natural Products Expo 2015

The 2015 Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) took place last Thursday, March 5th, through Sunday, March 8th at the Anaheim Convention Center and featured over 2,500 natural products exhibitors to over 71,000 retailers, suppliers, distributors, and press, a record high for NPEW.

The 2015 NPEW encouraged industry leaders, from Nature’s Path CEO Arran Stephens to NY Times best selling author and neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter, to create discussions about the natural products including emerging brands, trends, ethics, and education. With press passes in hand, a handful of empty eco-friendly bags, and even emptier stomachs, the Good Solutions Group team scoured the Expo floors for the hottest natural products trends.

Here’s our summary of the biggest trends of EXPO.

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The Three C’s: Coconut, Chocolate, and Chia

It may not come to a surprise that dark chocolate, a delicious and antioxidant packed ingredient, appeared in many of the food products alongside coconut (in all its many forms). But Chia seems to be the newest addition, delivering consumers high fiber and protein content in a tiny (sometimes chocolate and coconut covered) package. Chia seeds, which were made a household name thanks to Mamma Chia‘s Chia beverage line, is now expanding its form from beverages to snacks, protein bars, and much much more.

The Three C’s Staff Favorite: Justin’s Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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USDA Certified Organic and downright delicious, “Best of West” first place winner Justin’s introduced their newest product in the form of bite size dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Snag your bag here.

The Super Root: The Rise of Turmeric

While super fruits like Acai are still wildly popular within the natural products industry, a new emerging trend – the super root – is coming in full force. Established brands such as Numi and other emerging brands are embracing the rise of Turmeric by showcasing new lines of Turmeric teas and beverages. The Southeast Asian spice is known to contain antioxidants and have an anti-inflammatory effect among its many other healing properties.

The Rise of Tumeric Staff Favorite: Tu Me

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As the only Turmeric infused sports drink, Tu Me offers a refreshing new twist on the traditional sports drink through its Berries, Citrus, and Mango flavors. Zesty and light, the Turmeric flavor compliments its tangy fruit counterparts. Grab your twelve pack here.

Natural Products for Natural Beauty

You don’t need harmful chemicals to have beautiful skin, hair, and nails. In the personal care department, the innovation lies not necessarily within the ingredients (remember, coconut is king), but with the system of delivery. From Biotin soft chews to Sea Buckthorn Berry capsules, these edible products strive to prove that beauty truly does come within.

Natural Products for Natural Beauty Staff Favorite: Neocell Biotin Bursts

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Neocell’s Biotin Bursts get rid of the artificially sweetened, chalky flavor that most dietary supplements have. They are an enjoyable, simple, and quick way to get 10,000 MCG of Biotin, a complex B vitamin, into your daily routine for a naturally beautiful glow inside and out. Try it here.

Stay tuned for more news about Expo West.

 

Nov 25 ,2014

GSG attends the Latin Grammy Awards in Vegas

GSG attends the Latin Grammy Awards in Vegas

Chris and Shari, our founders, attended the 15th Annual Latin Grammy awards last week in Las Vegas. They were there to scope out the event as part of a top secret marketing project for one of GSG’s clients.

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The event was more of a concert than an awards shows with lots and lots of cool performances, and a few awards thrown in.

It was quite a production!

It was quite a production!

The after party was where the real brand activations started with lots of placement for 7-Up, Loreal, and McDonald’s. Good stuff, but here at GSG we have some great ideas cooking as well!

The after-party at Hakkasan Nightclub

The after-party at Hakkasan Nightclub

The performance was delayed by 15 minutes so the President could speak about immigration

The performance was delayed by 15 minutes so the President could speak about immigration