BevNET recently had the chance to attend the Supply Side East conference, which was held in Secaucus, NJ at the Meadowlands Exposition Center from May 2-4. More than 3,000 global food and beverage, cosmetic and personal care, and dietary supplement executives attended to examine the wares of more than 200 companies.
With one of its key educational tracks devoted to Food and Beverage, Supply Side East provided a look at some of the most exciting trends that are now influencing beverage and brand development from an ingredient standpoint. Sessions included a debate on the validity of the energy drink category, a discussion of consumer purchasing trends and overviews of health and wellness delivery systems for active ingredients and flavors.
Though significantly smaller than its West Coast sister show, Supply Side East did include a heavy sampling of exhibits from important suppliers. To find out who they were, check out the following photo gallery of the companies we visited:
SupplySideWest will take place in Las Vegas from October 10-14. http://www.supplysideshow.com/2011/west/