Three Highlights from Natural Products Expo East

Firebird was one of more than 1,450 exhibitors at the largest Natural Products Expo East on record at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Unlike the famed “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” mantra, what happens at Expo East is designed to spread like wildfire. And when it comes to supporting natural, organic, gluten- or allergen-free products, we’ll gladly fan the flames. Bushels of exciting products, interesting people and dynamic brands were on display this year, and it was a challenge to distill the event into a few choice highlights. But we put our heads together and came up with three aspects of the show that really resonated.

A 2017 Sneak Peak 

Early fall is the perfect time for brands to preview new products, and this year’s event didn’t disappoint. More than 360 new products debuted at Expo East. It’s always exciting to talk with forward-looking people and get an advanced look at trends.

We’re Always Learning

This is a quick-moving industry, so Expo East helps us stay current by providing a way to engage with people from all sides of the industry. Seminars and panel discussions offer unique perspectives on developments in organic, retail leadership and merchandising, branding, and much more. Even if you can’t make it to the seminars, there are lots of opportunities to exchange ideas with knowledgeable people.

Our Annual Cocktail Hour at Morton’s is Unrivaled

What began a couple of years ago as an alternative to exhibiting has now become something of a tradition. Every year, Firebird hosts an informal networking reception at Morton’s Steakhouse to give our customers an opportunity to unwind after a day on the show floor. This year’s event was the best yet, with outstanding company, conversation, and delicious food and drink.


Come see Firebird at the International Baking Industry Exposition or PLMA

Visit with us at booth 11653 at the International Baking Industry Exposition in Las Vegas Oct. 8-11. Or stop by booth F3930 at the Private Label Manufacturers Association trade show in Chicago Nov. 13-15. We look forward to connecting with colleagues, meeting new people, and catching up with customers.

If you can’t make it to the shows this fall, connect with us at 701-324-4330 or email your sales representative.


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