Natural Products Insider

SEP-OCT 2017

INSIDER is the leading information source for marketers, manufacturers and formulators of dietary supplements, healthy foods and cosmeceuticals. Since 1997, INSIDER has been serving the needs of the global nutrition industry.

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2 INSIDER September/October 2017 Viewpoint SupplySide Best SupplySide West—the industry's gathering point—is upon us. Sept. 25 to 29 brings the time to connect with current vendors and strike new business deals, to see old friends and meet new ones, and to educate colleagues about your new offerings while getting an education on the state of the industry. The INSIDER and SupplySide content team is here to help with the latter. We have lined up a slew of education sessions, SupplySide Central presentations, breakfast and lunch briefs, and a featured presentation by FDA's Steven Tave. We're covering Millennial marketing, FDA and FTC updates, clean label, sports nutrition, personalized nutrition, cannabidiol (CBD), probiotics, the Donald Trump administration and more. To help get you ready for the show, this issue of INSIDER includes articles from more than 30 of our SupplySide West speakers across more than 15 sessions, starting on page 100, so make sure to pack this issue in your carry-on bag, read up and prepare for the show. If you haven't already signed up to attend an education session, you can do so at show registration when you get to Las Vegas. On our website, we also have special digital magazines that feature SupplySide West speakers. Head to to read about contract manufacturing, personal care, clean label, cognitive health and omega-3s from industry experts. Our podcast feed also features our speakers, so check out to hear the INSIDER editors interview the industry specialists who will present at SupplySide West. If something else in this print issue catches your eye, such as contract laboratory best practices, sports nutrition or contract manufacturing, and you want more information, look for our SupplySide West callouts that direct you to content you can fi nd at the show on the related topic. At the show, don't miss the SupplySide Editor's Choice Awards presentations at SupplySide Central. This year, we're honoring 135 products in 27 categories that made our list of fi nalists. At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 (supplement categories) and Thursday, Sept. 28 (food and beverage categories, sponsored by Cargill), the editors will announce winners in categories such as children's products, specialty curcumin, heart health, sports nutrition foods and supplements, allergen free and more. Stop by to see innovation in action, and be sure to nominate your new product next year. Check out the INSIDER website ( to see images and descriptions of each fi nalist. If this will be your fi rst SupplySide West, I hope to be the fi rst to welcome you. Find me at the First-Time Attendee Reception Tuesday night, the day before the expo hall opens, to say hi and tell me what you're most looking forward to at this year's show. For more information and to get registered for SupplySide West, head to And when you tweet about the show onsite, use the handle @supplyside and the hashtag #SSWExpo. Sandy Almendarez Editor in Chief (480) 281-6745 @SandyAlmendarez Editor-in-Chief Sandy Almendarez Managing Editors Rachel Adams Steve Myers Editor, Food Insider Journal Judie Bizzozero Legal and Regulatory Editor Josh Long Content Marketing Manager Karen Butler Assistant Editor Courtney Johnson Editorial Intern Kaddie Stephens Senior Marketing Manager Jenn Moreira Art Director Andrew Rosseau Program Manager Kristin LaBarbera Subscription Customer Service (800) 581-1811 Vice President, Danica Cullins Sales Senior Account Director Ioana Neacsu Account Managers Anthony Arteca Todd Berger Laurel Rivers Todd Willis Development Jiani Lai Specialist, Asia Event Director Marisa Freed Exhibit Operations Manager Lola Ortega Informa Exhibitions LLC President Fred Linder Vice President Jon Benninger Vice President, Heather Granato Content Vice President, Danielle Dunlap Marketing Services Vice President, Donna Layton Human Resources Published by Informa Exhibitions LLC 2020 N. Central Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Tel. 480-990-1101 • Fax 480-990-0819 Website:

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