Twice a year New Hope Network and industry judges gather to celebrate the newest innovations coming from the brands driving the natural products industry forward. This time, we’ve chosen 74 impressive products as finalists for the Natural Products Expo West 2019 NEXTY Awards program.
From a record number of nominations, New Hope Network editors and Sterling-Rice Group staff narrowed down more than 850 nominated products to a pool of 74 finalists across 23 categories. This time, we added four new categories to better represent what we’re seeing in the marketplace. New category additions are:
- Best New Environmentally Responsible Packaging
- Best New CBD Product
- Best Supply-Chain Partnership Represented
- Best New Product Supporting a Healthy Microbiome
With the help of outside industry judges, two to five finalists were chosen per category, depending on the number of total entries for the category.
In addition to the 74 products that wowed us, we’re recognizing six finalists for our NEXTY Consumer Choice Awards—a branch of the NEXTY Awards program that entails brands applying to have their product shipped to 1,000 targeted consumers to receive product ratings and feedback. Learn more about the new Consumer Choice Awards.
Only one product per category will be awarded a coveted NEXTY Award, to be presented to the winners at brand booths on Thursday, March 7. We’ll also award four Editors’ Choice NEXTY Awards winners that will be selected on-site.
For more information about the NEXTY Awards, head to the NEXTY Awards website.
Here are this year’s finalists.