Local natural products firms head East

When it comes to launching a new product — or a company for that matter — in the natural products industry, some Boulder-area firms have chosen to make their play at one of the industry’s largest trade shows.

At least a dozen Boulder County-based natural products companies are in D.C. this week for the Natural Products Expo East, the counterpart to the larger Natural Products Expo West, which takes place in Southern California during the spring.

Both trade shows are hosted by Boulder’s New Hope Natural Media.

Below are some quick snapshots of the locally based firms attending the expo:

Big Mouth Snack LLC: Boulder-based maker of granola nut clusters snack products.

Bobo’s Oat Bars: Boulder-based manufacturer of gluten-free breakfast and snack bars (first-time exhibitor).

Chocolove: Boulder-based chocolate bar manufacturer.

Earth Balance: Longmont division of Smart Balance that produces a line of spreads and soy milk.

Hope Hummus: Boulder-based hummus company (first-time exhibitor).

Madhava Natural Sweeteners: Longmont-based provider of honey and sweeteners.

New Hope Natural Media: Boulder-based division of Penton Media Inc. that produces trade shows (including Expo East and Expo West), consumer and trade publications and websites.

Organic India USA: Boulder-based company specializing in herbal teas and supplements.

Snack Adventures: Boulder-based maker of all-natural frozen snacks.

Sohgave: Superior-based provider of Blue Weber agave nectar sweetener.

Solbites (dba Two Rivers Food): Lyons-based maker of on-the-go, all-natural cracker and spread snacks. (first-time exhibitor).

Two Moms in the Raw LLC: Lafayette-based producer of raw, gluten-free snacks.

About Alicia Wallace

Alicia Wallace is the business reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera.
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