Environmental sustainability to shape a better business

Learn how brands can can achieve sustainability success in the food and beverage industry.

Sandy Almendarez, VP of Content

July 22, 2021

Food and beverage brands that use ingredient sourcing and product formulations that are are healthy for their consumers and the environment will win and retain loyal customers, while also working to secure a beautiful world for generations to come. Using a careful selection of suppliers, properly monitoring the supply chain and advocating for sustainable government policies will help brands and their practices live up to their values.

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Ensuring “sustainability” is viewed holistically throughout company operations

  • Benefiting from technology that is designed to improve carbon footprints

  • Brands’ winning strategies and the hurdles they’ve overcome to reach sustainability success

About the Author(s)

Sandy Almendarez

VP of Content, Informa


• Well-known subject matter expert within the health & nutrition industry with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on natural products.

• She cares a lot about how healthy products are made, where their ingredients are sourced and how they affect human health.

• She knows that it’s the people behind the businesses — their motivations, feelings and emotions — drive industry growth, so that’s where she looks for content opportunities.

Sandy Almendarez is VP of Content for SupplySide and an award-winning journalist. She oversees the editorial and content marketing teams for the B2B media brands Natural Products Insider and Food and Beverage Insider, the education programming for the health and nutrition trade shows SupplySide East and SupplySide West, and community engagement across the SupplySide portfolio. She is a seasoned content strategist with a passion for health, good nutrition, sustainability and inclusion. With over 15 years of experience in the health and nutrition industry, Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a content-focused business leader. With specialization in topics ranging from product development to content engagement, creative marketing and c-suite decision making, her work is known for its engaging style and its relevance for business leaders in the health and nutrition industry.

In her free time, Sandy loves running, drinking hot tea and watching her two kids grow up. She brews her own “Sandbucha” homemade kombucha; she’s happy to share if you’re ever in Phoenix!


Speaker credentials

Resides in

  • Phoenix, AZ


  • Arizona State University


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