Expo East starts officially this Wednesday and the people in the natural products industry have been buzzing about it for months. While the NPEE is our Christmas in September, gourmet retailers haven't always felt the need to participate in naturals.
A recent article from The Gourmet Retailer says this is a mistake. Our industry is growing and more and more high-end gourmet people are realizing that not only are naturals important to their customers, but to miss out on the 10% overall growth that our industry experienced last year would be a tragedy.
We all know that NPEE is the event of the year and everyone should attend. It's nice to see that The Gourmet Retailer feels the same.