Sunset for Natural Products Expo East show in Philadelphia

BY William Andre Buchanan

September 27, 2023

On September 20-23, 2023, in Philadelphia, PA, Informa Markets’ New Hope Network hosted the final Natural Products Expo East show. New Hope Network announced the sunsetting of Expo East which coincides with a positive and transformative development for the natural and organic products industry – the introduction of Newtopia Now under an entirely new format next year that will leverage a more tailored and intentional approach to connection and product discovery.  Meanwhile for the last time, the 38th occurrence of Natural Products Expo East drew more than 1,000 exhibitors, with 425 first time exhibitors, and almost 16,000 registered attendees from retail, food & beverage service and across health and wellness. Attendees saw the hottest new products and trends that will shape the future of CPG as demand for natural and organic products is higher than ever with the industry is on track to surpass $300 billion in sales in 2023 and growing.

The final Expo East served as a valuable meeting place, drawing retailers from stores such as Target, Kroger, ALDI, Whole Foods, Walmart, Fresh Thyme Market, Cambridge Naturals, and many more, who were looking for everything from the latest foods and beverages to supplements and home products that are good for the health and wellness enthusiast. The experience was priceless for the CPG industry.



Let’s not forget about the afterhours where attendees were treated to a variety of fun opportunities to socialize and network at evening concerts with Brett Dennen and Wyclef Jean of the Fugees, and an unforgettable farewell celebration in the expo halls on Saturday to close out the show.

At the same time, the New Hope Network continued its valuable partnership with (included), a collective of BIPOC founders and executives in consumer-packaged goods, highlighting product innovation from minority-led brands at the (included) exhibit space on the main show floor and sponsored events highlighting industry-wide JEDI initiatives including Wyclefs performance where he stopped mid performance to sample some of the exhibit products live.  Sunset on this expo was somber but looking forward to the new format and continued support of entrepreneurs in the CPG space.

Always unfortunate that I do not get to visit every booth due to the lack of time and so many exhibitors but always looking forward to covering again for the next one. Stay tuned for updates on our site and also on the platform itself the next time you are around one of our screens.


About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world’s leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit


About the Natural Expo 

Natural Products Expo an annual event that hosts more than 85,000 attendees over the four-day period, with approximately 3,500 exhibiting companies & is the leading trade show in the natural, organic, and healthy products industry by presenting retailers who are meeting the product demands of consumers. It has an immense impact on local communities and global industry. Natural Products Expo serves to discover product trends designed to keep consumers healthy & fit and its sustainability program strives to identify, understand, and proactively address environmental impacts, social sustainability, and sustainable development.

Follow @NatProdExpo on Instagram and Tiktok! Visit @Natural Products Expo on LinkedIn to join ongoing conversations and check out the @New Hope Network’s YouTube to catch up on video content. Natural Products Expo is a business-to-business trade show and is not open to the public. Natural Products Expo West 2024 will take place March 12-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.


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