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Our top 10 articles of the year

Here are the reads you clicked on the most–featuring product highlights from this year's Natural Products Expo East and West, 2018's NEXTY Award winners, top-shelf CBD supplements and more.

1. The 27 NEXTY Award winners from Natural Products Expo West 2018

The most popular article of the year by far–take a look back at the 27 products that exceeded our judges' expectations in terms of brand integrity, innovation and inspiration.

 

2. The NEXTY Award finalists for Natural Products Expo West 2018

 

This year's NEXTY Award nominations at Expo West drew a record number of nominations; here are the 72 product finalists across 22 categories that were highlighted during this year's Natural Products Expo West.

 

3. 18 plant-based foods found at Expo West 2018

Sustainable meat-, egg- and dairy-free living has never seemed so easy! These delectable plant-based products showed us just how much the plant-based trend has grown.

 

4. Next in natural: The Natural Products Expo East 2018 NEXTY Award finalists

The 57 standout products that rose to the top to be considered for this year's Natural Products Expo East NEXTY Awards. 

 

5. 25 new products making their Expo West debut

A celebration of 25 products from this year's Expo West that are making a positive contribution in regenerative agriculture, collaboration, shortened supply chains and the meat- and dairy-free movements. 

 

6. 15 natural brands killing it on social media

These 15 natural brands tweeted, Facebooked and Instagrammed their way onto this year's social media best-of list by seamlessly merging information with entertainment.

 

7. The worthy winners of the Natural Products Expo East 2018 NEXTY Awards

A two-tiered judging process left these 22 products out of the original 57 finalists standing. Ketogenic collagen-infused butter creamer, anyone?

 

8. 10 natural products you'll see on the Expo West 2018 floor

This year's Expo West show floor was overflowing with innovation, positive supply chain action and–of course–delicious samples. Here are some products we tested that embodied 10 red-hot natural product trends of 2018. 

 

9. 13 natural snacks spotted at Expo East 2018

Consumers love to snack, and these CPG products proved they could fulfill all their crunchy, savory and sweet needs. 

 

10. 12 top-shelf hemp oil/CBD products that created buzz at Expo East 2018

Ganjapreneurs and legacy brands alike are churning out efficacious and inventive hemp and CBD products. Here are the 12 that made our supplements editor the giddiest.

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