Video: Key Takeaways and Product Discoveries at Expo West 2016

By the numbers, the 2016 edition of Natural Products Expo West was an immense and, according to organizers, record-setting event: over 77,000 attendees, more than 3,000 exhibiting companies, and upwards of 300 beverage brands. Amid crowded and bustling aisles, innovative and on-trend product launches were plentiful at last week’s convention, whose growth in recent years has paralleled that of surging consumer demand for natural food and healthy lifestyles.

BevNET CEO John Craven and BevNET Managing Editor Ray Latif sifted through the dozens of new beverages that debuted at Expo West, and they offer their take on the most notable and impactful for the industry in the above video. The list includes innovative takes in fast-growing categories, including cold-brew coffee and nut milks, and other bleeding edge products bottled for a mainstream consumer.