With record attendance of more than 86,000 in Anaheim from 136 countries all vying to see the 3,600 booths – Natural Products Expo West was a little bit of mayhem and loads of great energy. There were an impressive 600 new, first-time exhibitors this year. As someone who has been going to Expo West for more than a decade, it was an amazing collection of better-for-you foods and top-notch entrepreneurs.
I tried to see all the food booths across three days, but I did not make it. Given the sheer size, all the samples to taste and so many great entrepreneurs to meet, it would have taken more than 60 hours to briefly visit all of the booths. There were 13 different show floor spaces filled to capacity with extraordinary new products.