The beards of Natural Products Expo East (a special slide show adventure)

Christine Kapperman, Senior Content Director

September 29, 2014

9 Slides

OK, so Natural Products Expo East is all about following the latest food trends. Paleo. Gluten free. Vegan.

It's a place to preview eye-catching packaging that'll attract health food shoppers.

I knew my co-workers had all that covered. So, for me, the show was all about the people and taking in the show's big picture. And I saw a whole lotta beards.

Yes, seriously, bearded faces stood out among the vendors, among the retailers, among all of the tasty new prodcuts tempting my tastebuds.

The trend seemed to overrun the halls of the Baltimore Convention Center. So, here's a look at a few of the men sporting facial hair of various lengths.

I only caught a few in my short time on the floor. So I added some that were spotted on social media, too. And if you have beard to share, tweet me @kappermanc.


About the Author(s)

Christine Kapperman

Senior Content Director, New Hope Network

As the senior content director at New Hope Network, Christine Kapperman combines her 20-year journalism background with her passion for business to cover the natural products industry for and Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine. She also led content at She loves tracking (and tasting) trends as she shares what’s next to show up in cups, plates and in pantries across the United States.

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