Education & Events: March 9-13, 2016
Trade Show:

Hilton Anaheim March 10-12, 2016
Anaheim Convention Center
March 11-13, 2016
Anaheim, CA USA


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New Hope NEXTY Awards


This is what’s next. Since 2011, the editors at New Hope have been highlighting the most progressive, innovative, inspiring and trustworthy products in the natural products industry. We believe these products and companies are shaping a healthy future for natural products and deserve to be recognized. We will be awarding 20 products with the prestigious New Hope NEXTY award on March 12, 2016 at Expo West & Engredea in Anaheim.

New Hope editors whittle the field of products down to three finalists in each of 19 categories and a panel of industry experts meet to judge and choose the winners. The 20th category, the esteemed Editor’s Choice award, is determined at Expo West & Engredea after our editors walk the expo floor and decide together on the winner.

The editors and judges use these criteria to determine whether a product is worthy of a coveted NEXTY award:

  • Innovation: The product or company shows truly creative thinking and execution (not a “me too” approach); uses a newly discovered or rediscovered ingredient, flavor profile, technique or process; fills a legitimate (though perhaps not yet recognized) natural products market need or niche; and/or is predicted to have longer-term impact in the industry.
  • Inspiration: The product or company adheres to an unusual or new mission targeting an issue or problem not yet widely addressed; its message/mission is clearly communicated, focused and effective, with real, wide-reaching potential or already proven positive social or environmental impact.
  • Integrity: The product or company takes a creative, next-gen approach to clean ingredient(s), sustainability, transparency, traceability and safety/security.

Do you have a product that is NEXTY worthy? Nominate it today and stand out among your peers. And don’t wait: Nominations for NEXTYs to be awarded at Expo West & Engredea 2016 are open through January 22, 2016.

NEXTY Award Winners


Receive industry recognition, stand out among your peers and boost sales as a product that has been recognized and vetted by industry experts.

Every New Hope NEXTY Award winner and finalist reaps these benefits:

  • Recognition of excellence in the natural products industry
  • Award to display at Expo West & Engredea booth, an easy-to-spot acknowledgement for buyers, media and industry peers (display tent for all finalists and trophy for winners)
  • Exclusive rights to use the New Hope NEXTY logo in promotions and packaging
  • Print feature in the March/April 2016 issue of Natural Foods Merchandiser (NFM) that lists all finalists
  • Inclusion in special feature on and to consumers via New Hope’s consumer brand,
  • Product included in free display in NEXTY showcase at Expo West, valued at more than $1000
  • Marketing opportunity to demonstrate excellence to press and potential clients: promote your victory through media outreach and all brand promotions, including presentations, ads, website, catalogs and sales materials
  • Access to winners toolkit: customizable press release, social media tools, NEXTY award winner logo, and insider tips to maximize your award

CANCELLATIONS: No refunds will be issued. Cancellations do not relieve exhibitor of its obligation once nominations have been submitted.

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