Supply Side West 2012

SPI Group just returned from Las Vegas, where we joined some of our supplier partners including Grande Custom Ingredients, Solae, Heartland Flax, Cosucra, and Ocean Nutrition at the annual Supply Side West show. The expo floor was filled with suppliers representing a mixture of dietary supplement, functional and nutritional ingredients. From standard vitamins, minerals and proteins to probiotics and Omega-3 ingredients, there are plenty of ingredients to inspire new product ideas! We also saw many unique botanicals and other extracts; Kathy is still wondering what snail extract is…..
We loved sampling the TasteFULL Bar at the Solae (DuPont Health and Nutrition) booth, a dark chocolate pomegranate bar with a powerful protein/fiber combination in a convenient, on-the-go format – a great healthy snack to have at the show! Grande Custom Ingredients showed a refreshing smoothie featuring Grade A Yogurt Powder. The opening reception was the place to be as attendees packed into the Tao nightclub at the Venetian!
With so many speakers and education sessions, Supply Side West is always an interesting and educational experience – not to mention the place where we always run into old friends and long-time industry experts! See you there next year!