In Cultural Forces, Innovation Trends, Market Trends, Quick Bites

Are you ready for Expo East?

Headed to Baltimore next week? Don’t forget to check out the pivotal top trends shaping the industry. Get ready to learn how brands are addressing health issues by formulating for a healthy microbiome and good digestive health, and even brain health. See which brands are stepping up to plant-based innovation, tackling environmental issues through agricultural commitments, or resolving packaging challenges. If not understood comprehensively, trends can appear, at first glance, to be expansive and shallow. But when understood through the larger emotional discussion and within cultural and societal shifts, your business has an improved advantage to strategize for the new and evolving marketplace, including the consumer.

NEXT Data & Insights and New Hope Network offer various tools to help you gain an edge on the depth behind trends:

  • If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out the top 15 trends you’ll see at Expo East.
  • Order an Expo East 2019 NEXT Trend Guidebook to help orient you to the brands exemplifying the top trends disrupting the industry.
  • Attend conference education sessions which discuss the many issues businesses are faced with to help brands differentiate, innovate, and make a positive human impact through their business decisions.
  • Contact the NEXT Data & Insights team to help inform your innovation decisions and bring your new product concepts to market successfully.

And don’t miss the NEXT Data & Insights team live in action at Expo East during these three sessions:

Thurs. 9/12, 10am-12pm
Hilton, Holiday Ballroom 4

Thurs. 9/12, 12pm-1pm
Hilton, Key Ballroom

Fri. 9/13, 10pm-12pm
Hilton, Key Ballroom 11/12

Want to meet with us at the show? Give us a shout at [email protected] or stop by the NEXT Suite to say hello! We’ll be in the Hilton, across from the Super Pass Lounge and Press Room.