April 17, 2017

Nibbling Our Way Though the Natural Products Expo

If it’s March, it must be time for Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. Billed rightfully as, “the the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event.” Along with the FoodTrients team, I once again took to the miles of aisles and the more than a million square feet of exhibit space at the Anaheim Convention Center to find the most significant trends. This year’s show was the biggest in the 37-year history of the Natural Products Expo—estimates of 82,000 to 85,000 attendees (vs. 77,000 last year) and 3,100 exhibitors, including 500 newcomers. As overwhelming as these numbers can […]
June 16, 2015

6 Restaurant Chains Are Getting Rid of Artificial Ingredients

The public is becoming more and more savvy (and knowledgeable) when it comes to what they are eating. The documentaries about healthy, natural food and the research done on pesticides and preservatives have changed the way we view what we eat. The large chain restaurants, such as McDonalds, have experienced a significant drop in sales since the beginning of the year. McDonalds has plans to lure customers back into their stores by tidying up their menus, closing weak stores, and bumping up the minimum wage salary for employees. Some of the other chains are taking a healthier approach by removing […]