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Natural Products West 2021 Rescheduled
To Our Natural Products Community, All of us at New Hope Network miss gathering with the natural & organic products community, and we were excited to welcome everyone during Natural Products Expo West 2021 in March. Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, however, we have decided to reschedule Expo West 2021 for May 24-27, 2021. The event will have a new day pattern of Monday through Thursday and will conclude in advance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. We hope the additional 12 weeks will result in more of the progress and recovery needed to return to travel ...
Success For Cibus Forum
(Parma, Italy, September 17 2020) – For the first time after lockdown, Cibus Forum has gathered together the main players in the agrifood sector. The attendance has been of over 1000 operators a day and about 3000 streaming viewers, many of whom foreign buyers, not to mention the over 50 players in the agri-food sector who have spoken from the stage. Joint reflection has identified the following concepts: lockdown has led consumers to a better understanding of the value of food and the work behind it, therefore it is needed  to insist on the promotion of Italian food; to define ...
Highlander Partners Announces the Acquisition of Hilo Nutrition
DALLAS, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlander Partners, L.P., a leading middle market private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas, today announced the acquisition of Hilo Nutrition, Inc. ("Hilo").  Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Hilo is an emerging and innovative player in the nutrition and wellness category.  Hilo was co-founded by Andrew Sauer and Eric Torgeson, who will remain in the same leadership positions with Hilo under Highlander's ownership, with the goal of providing consumers with novel alternatives to traditional powder supplements. Through extensive research and development, Hilo has developed unique branded products in fast growing nutritional areas, with a particular focus ...
Enhancements Fuel ShopZio Adoption & Growth
CHANTILLY, VA., – (September 15, 2020) – IMC_di, the digital innovations division of International Market Centers (IMC), reports that recent enhancements to ShopZio resulted in increased visibility and utility – and by extension, strong gains in adoption and engagement – for the fully-operational B2B ecommerce platform. “With 400+ active brands, and 1.4 million shoppable product SKUs, ShopZio is a powerful and functional ecommerce tool that is demonstrably serving industry needs,” said Eric Dean, IMC_di president. “We’re leveraging the unparalleled scale and scope of IMC’s buyer and supplier audiences to deliver real value, right now, to the industry.” A series of recent ...
WÜSTHOF Announces New Executive Hire
(NORWALK, CT – September 17, 2020) – WÜSTHOF, the 206-year old family-owned cutlery manufacturer in Solingen, Germany, today announces the appointment of a new executive to its Global Leadership Team. Elizabeth Krause will serve as Global Vice President of Digital, a new position for the company. Bringing over two decades of experience in consumer, brand and data focused environments, Elizabeth will begin her new role with WÜSTHOF on September 22 and will report directly to Chairman Harald Wüsthof. In her new role, Elizabeth will lead the global development of digital markets, through the WÜSTHOF eCommerce site and digital marketplaces. In addition, Elizabeth ...
Messe Frankfurt To Hold Special Edition Trade Show That Bundles Consumer Goods Portfolio Of Shows
The B2B events that have taken place again in recent weeks have proven one thing: trade fairs can be successfully implemented with a comprehensive safety concept. However, the preparation of international trade fairs also includes the fact that exhibitors must now commission trade fair service providers. Around 85 percent of exhibitors at Ambiente, Christmasworld and Paperworld come to Frankfurt from abroad. "From large sections of the international consumer goods industry, there is a desire to hold Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld and Paperworld 2021. Many companies hope that their presence at the fair will give their business a boost after the re-start ...
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Appoints Jonathan Thompson as Chief Executive Officer
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Appoints Jonathan Thompson as Chief Executive Officer Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, the premier brand and provider of fine vanilla extracts and natural food flavors, has announced that Jonathan Thompson has joined Nielsen-Massey Vanillas as Chief Executive Officer, in an announcement released by the Company’s Board of Directors.  Waukegan, IL – September 8, 2020 -  Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, the premier brand and provider of fine vanilla extracts and natural food flavors, has announced that Jonathan Thompson has joined Nielsen-Massey Vanillas as Chief Executive Officer, in an announcement released today by the Company’s Board of Directors.  “I am very pleased to be the next ...
Questex Cancels Nightclub & Bar Show 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Questex, the parent company of Nightclub & Bar Show scheduled for October 19-21, 2020 inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, has been forced to cancel due to the current State of Nevada virus mitigation mandate limiting group gatherings to 50 people or less.  Nightclub & Bar Show has been the hub for bar, restaurant, and nightlife professionals to come together with their passion for hospitality to learn, grow their businesses, and network with their peers, while building lasting partnerships and friendships. The 2021 edition is scheduled to take place June 28-30, 2021 at the ...
Serious Buyers, Enhanced Safety Protocols Cap Off Successful Las Vegas Market
LAS VEGAS, N.V. – (September 3, 2020) – Adaptations to the Summer 2020 Las Vegas Market – later summer dates with a showroom-only format and virtual events – proved successful as exhibitors reported strong buying at market, running Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2020. The market presented 1,300+ resources to predominately regional buyers sourcing new products for design projects, replenishing needed merchandise and preparing for vital fourth quarter selling reports International Market Centers (IMC). “Although Las Vegas Market was unlike any we’ve ever experienced, we were able to manage and meet buyer and supplier expectations,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “From ...
2021 Specialty Coffee Expo Postponed to September 30 - October 3
After much conversation with exhibitors and sponsors, local partners, and the Board of Directors, today the Specialty Coffee Association is announcing that the 2021 Specialty Coffee Expo scheduled to take place in New Orleans in April will be postponed to September 30-October 3, 2021. We’re sure this will be disappointing to many, however the consensus was that a postponement to the fall would be a safer, more prudent option, and allow our community and participating businesses more time to recover from the pandemic.  New dates for the 2021 Specialty Coffee Expo: September 30, 2021: Launch Party and Discover Live (more information on this ...
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