Visitor registration for Natural & Organic Products Europe 2019 is now officially open. Today’s announcement kicks off the countdown to Europe’s biggest natural and organic trade event, which returns to London ExCeL on 7-8 April.
Fantastic, diverse, informative, useful, busy, inspirational and fun – are just some of the words used to describe the previous edition, which welcomed over 10,000 attendees (from 91 countries) just over seven months ago. While feedback from across the show floor saw many delighted exhibitors commenting that it was their best event yet.
Looking ahead to 2019, the compelling line-up will include 70 expert speakers in three dedicated theatres, and over 700 exhibitors showcasing thousands of natural and organic brands (including VMS, superfoods, personal care and beauty, eco home/living, and food and drink).
Confirmed returning exhibitors include: Absolute Aromas, Fruu Cosmetics, Urtekram, Weleda UK, Dead Sea Spa Magik, Urban Veda, Ultraglow, Beauty Without Cruelty, Léa Nature, Cress, The Konjac Sponge Company, Solgar, Wiley’s Finest, Lifeplan Products, Viridian Nutrition, BioCare, Motion Nutrition, Living Planet Distribution, BetterYou, Terranova, Nature’s Garden, Higher Nature, Canabidol CBD Supplements, Nutrawise, ImproveMe, Hodmedod, Perkier Foods, Northern Bloc, GreenVie Foods, Alara Wholefoods, Happy Cheeze, Heath & Heather, Suma Wholefoods, Infinity Wholefoods, Marigold Health Foods, Natural Balance Foods, Bounce Foods, Sonnentor, and Essential Trading.
Companies exhibiting for the first time include: Bevie, Okami Bio, One Planet Pizza, Love Seitan, Atlantic Natural Foods, Minor Figures, Nature Shift, Hilltop Honey, Nova Organic Energy, BeeBee Wraps, Mummy Meagz, The Real Olive Company, Fiovana Drinks, Nutritionist Blend, Eaten Alive, Other Foods, Mama and the Chocolate Factory, Dr. Hauschka Cosmetics, Zojo elixirs, Clockface Beauty, Giovanni Cosmetics, Great British Bee Company, CBD Fx, Link Nutrition, Good Guru, Go Primal, The Hemp Dublin Company, and Holy Lama, among many others.
The initial exhibitor list will be available online next month.
Show features, confirmed to date, include: two New Product Showcases; international and regional pavilions from Italy, Maine (USA), Peru, Greece, Korea, and China; an expanded Vegan World area (supported by The Vegan Society); the Organic Hub, hosted by the Soil Association & Organic Trade Board (showcasing organic food & drink); and Soil Association Organic Beauty Pavilion.
Seeing and sampling the latest NPD is just part of the show’s popular appeal. Visitors also benefit from the show’s three free dedicated theatres – Natural Food Talks, Natural Products Talks and Natural Beauty Talks – will feature 50+ sessions over two days, including powerful Keynotes, practical retailer seminars, insightful panel discussions, and networking events.
As in previous years, the prestigious Natural & Organic Awards Europe, Natural Beauty Retail Awards, and Best Independent Retailer of the Year award will also be announced at the show.
Free trade registration
The next edition of Natural & Organic Products Europe will take place on 7-8 April 2019 at ExCeL London.
Regular annual visitors include 1000s of independent stores, multiples, pharmacies, restaurants, cafés, contract caterers, hotels, salons and spas. Plus senior buyers and decision makers from some of the UK and Europe’s biggest retailers, wholesalers and distributors – including Amazon, Boots, Holland & Barrett, Aldi, Lidl, M&S, Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Superdrug, Nisa, TK Maxx, John Lewis, Whole Foods Market, Infinity Foods, Planet Organic, NBTY Europe, CLF Distribution, The Health Store, Suma, Revital, Costco Wholesale, BigGreenSmile, Health Stores Wholesale, Booths, Abel & Cole, As Nature Intended, Feelunique, Lloyds Pharmacy, John Bell & Croyden, Day Lewis Group, Asda Pharmacy, Victoria Health, Fenwick, Lovelula, Neals Yard Remedies, Bodykind, Sodexo, Brakes, Gateretail, Eurostar, The Grocery, Whitbread, Oxfam, Life Europe, REWE, Allergikost, Sunkost Kjede, Monoprix, Bio c’ Bon, Rawrganic, and Dagsmeja.
“Newness is crucial to our business, and nowhere in the UK is there more innovation that is relevant to my business than this show,” says Al Overton, head of buying at Planet Organic.