Each year, we invite industry judges to the New Hope Network office to join our editors for a very important task: choosing the NEXTY Awards winners. It's almost time to announce the winners from the 57 finalists announced last month.
All exhibitors that will be at Natural Products Expo East 2018 in Baltimore were eligible to nominate their products for the NEXTY Awards program over the past several months, and more than 450 nominations across 22 categories were received. Only one product per category will be awarded a coveted NEXTY Awards, to be presented to the winners at brand booths on Friday, Sept. 14.
Here are the five in-the-know judges we recruited to help us make these difficult decisions.