Trends Dominate at SupplyExpo 2009 Functional Ingredients Editors to Host Trends Tour

Functional Ingredients magazine editors are set to host a trends tour at SupplyExpo, March 5-8, 2009 co-located with Natural Products Expo West and produced by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media. Total raw material & ingredient sales to the U.S. nutrition industry grew 9.9% to $7.6 billion (NBJ, Dec. 2008) in 2007, so trends in this sector are more important than ever. In January 2009 Functional Ingredients magazine, forecasted 30 trends including Cosmeceuticals, Vitamin D, Synbiotics, Stevia, Algae, Omega-3s and many more.

Functional Ingredients editors will introduce media and show attendees to some of today and tomorrows’ predicted best sellers, by featuring a spectrum companies exhibiting trends on the SupplyExpo show floor. A few featured exhibitors include:

Bioenergy - ribose research that has applications in the aging market, which by 2030 will increase to 1 billion
Solazyme - algal technology for the cosmeceutical and nutraceuticals sector
Novatech Nutraceuticals - fibre and their patent pending Omega-3 powder
Chemi Nutra/Chemi Pharma – showcases PhosphoLean, an appetite suppressant/weight management ingredient compound and Succeed, a finished dietary supplement product
Sweet Green Fields- specializes in Stevia extraction and manufactures Reb-A 97%

“The editors of Functional Ingredients magazine look forward to serving as ambassadors to the industry by introducing attendees to exhibitors we believe are on the cutting edge of research and the future of product development,” says Kimberly Lord Stewart, editorial director of Functional Ingredients magazine. “Our hope is to break the ice for many attendees and media who may not be as familiar with the SupplyExpo Hall A exhibitors as the other areas of Natural Products Expo West.”

On Friday, March 6 the tour is for open only to media who are interested in meeting some of the company representatives that are leading the way in trend setting. The Saturday tour, on March 7 is open to SupplyExpo and Natural Products Expo attendees. Tour attendees will have 10 minutes at each booth and then move on to the next company. Editorial tour guides will be Kimberly Lord Stewart, Fi Editorial Director, Todd Runestad, Fi Science Editor and James Townsend, Fi Managing Editor.

Registered press for SupplyExpo/Natural Products Expo West can sign up to join the Media Trends Tour by clicking here or find more information about attending the show at The show is open to a professional audience of suppliers, manufacturers, buyers, and industry members. It is NOT open to the general public. Registered attendees can sign up for the Trends Tour by clicking here.

SupplyExpo ( trade show showcases new ingredients, technologies, applications and services for healthy/functional food and beverage, dietary supplement/bioactive and nutraceutical markets.

Functional Ingredients ( magazine is the premier resource for the global health and nutrition industry, dedicated to building community and delivering compelling strategic, innovative and scientific information on functional ingredients.

New Hope Natural Media ( is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services. Penton Media ( is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than 6 million business professionals every month.

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