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Judie Bizzozero, content director, Food & Beverage Insider, and Alex Smolokoff, associate editor, Food & Beverage Insider, break down the trending ingredients, formats and messaging that stood out on the Natural Products Expo East show floor.

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Natural Products Expo East, held in Philadelphia from Sep. 21-24, gave ingredient suppliers, formulators and finished goods brands the opportunity to showcase the latest innovations in the world of food and beverage. From energizing and refreshing coffees and teas to guilt-free snacks and better-for-you gourmet sauces and condiments, the Expo East show floor provided a glimpse at what the post-COVID food and beverage landscape might look like. Hear from Food & Beverage Insider content director Judie Bizzozero and associate editor Alex Smolokoff as the two discuss which ingredients, brands and themes stood out from the Philadelphia Convention Center. 

Key insights include:

  • The brands, products and mission statements that stood out from the Natural Products Expo East show floor.

  • Emerging trends in the natural food and beverage markets.

  • Industry progress in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

Got feedback? Email Judie at [email protected], Alex at [email protected], or tweet to @FoodBevINSIDER.

About the Author(s)

Alex Smolokoff

Editorial coordinator, Informa

After a career in sportswriting, Alex Smolokoff was on the editorial team at Informa Markets from December 2018 through spring of 2022, working on Food & Beverage Insider. In his free time, he enjoys watching his hometown Boston sports teams.   

Judie Bizzozero

Content Director, Informa Markets Health & Nutrition

Judie Bizzozero oversees food and beverage content strategy and development for the Health & Nutrition group at Informa Markets (which acquired VIRGO in 2014), including the Food & Beverage Insider, Natural Products Insider and SupplySide/Food ingredients North America brands. She reports on market trends, science-based ingredients, and challenges and solutions in the development of healthy foods and beverages. Bizzozero graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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