Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2016: winners announced

"The best of the best" natural and organic brands honoured at prestigious national awards

London, UK: The winners of the coveted Natural and Organic Awards Europe 2016 were announced yesterday (Monday 18 April) at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show, which took place at ExCeL London.

The awards, which celebrate the standout brands and products of the year, were hosted by Natural Products News; in association with the Soil Association.  The 2016 presenter was leading business woman and BBC Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden.

“The Natural & Organic Awards are now in their 21st year, and it’s been fantastic to see them grow in stature – to the point, where now, they are the recognized benchmark for excellence in natural and organic,” said Jim Manson, editor of Natural Products News.

“But as well as celebrating fantastic businesses and great products, the Awards also provide us with an opportunity to stop for a moment and celebrate the people – and the shared values – that make our natural and organic industry so special, and enduring.  Congratulations to all of our fantastic winners and finalists,” he said.

The ‘best new product’ awards were voted for by visitors to the show on Sunday 17 April and then judged by a panel of leading industry experts; including Al Overton (head of buying at Planet Organic), Julian Wright (‎purchasing director at The Health Store), Julie Goodwin (owner of Natural Health) and Jeff Martin (MD of As Nature Intended).  The 13 winners were selected from over 320 New Product Showcase entries, in categories covering food, health, beauty and natural living.

The 2016 results:

BEST NEW FOOD PRODUCT
Winner: Bounce Foods – Coconut Lemon Protein Crush
Finalist: Pulsin’ – Fruity Oat Bars: Strawberry

Finalist: Perkier Foods – Oaty Cranberry & Cashew Sprouted Bars
Finalist: Naturya – Superfood Breakfast Boost

BEST NEW SPECIAL DIET PRODUCT
Winner: Booja-Booja – Booja-Booja Dairy Free Ice Cream

Finalist: Go4raw – Go4raw Crackers
Finalist: The Coconut Collaborative – Chocolate Snowconut Sticks
Finalist: Creative Nature Superfood – Organic Chia & Cacao Brownie Mix

BEST NEW DRINK PRODUCT
Winner: Pukka Herbs – Turmeric Gold

Finalist: Zealong Tea Estate -  Organic Tea
Finalist: Alo Drink – Alo Crisp
Finalist: Tropicsoul – Tropicsoul Smoothies

BEST NEW NATURAL LIVING & HOME PRODUCT
Winner: Tsuno – Tsuno Bamboo Sanitary Pads

Finalist: Tosh Products Ecoffee Cup – Bimbamboo Bamboo Fire Dining
Finalist: Natracare – Dry & Light Incontinence Pads
Finalist: Message Earth – Slow Living. No Stress!

BEST NEW HEALTH & NUTRITION PRODUCT
Winner: Nutristrength – Goat & Sheep Whey Protein

Finalist: Revive Active Products – Mastermind by Revive Active
Finalist: Gofigure – Go Figure Meal Replacement Shake
Finalist: Pukka Herbs – Turmeric Active

BEST NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCT
Winner: Tabitha James Kraan – Organic Dry Shampoo (compact)

Finalist: True Organic of Sweden – Undercover Agent
Finalist: Savannah Bee Company – Honey Bee Bar Soap
Finalist: Westlab Mineral Salts – Revive Epsom Salt Scrub

BEST MALE GROOMING PRODUCT
Winner: Kinetic Natural Products Distributor– Jason Men’s Range Forest Fresh

Finalist: Hope’s Relief & Bodyverde – Speed Shave
Finalist: Fair Squared – Green Tea After Shave Balm

BEST MOTHER & BABY PRODUCT
Winner: Natrasan – Natrasan First Aid Spray

Finalist: Marili Skincare – Caramel Hair & Body Wash
Finalist: Natural Senses – Pure Organic Baby Lotion
Finalist: Shea Mooti – Baby’s Gentle Lotion

BEST NATURAL SKINCARE PRODUCT
Winner: Hope’s Relief & Bodyverde – Topical Spray

Finalist: Eterno Naturals – Wooden Spoon 100% Natural Rose Butter
Finalist: Sóley Organics – Birta Lift & Glow Nourishing Serum
Finalist: Spa Technologies UK – Flower Peel

BEST NATURAL COSMETIC PRODUCT
Winner: Inika Cosmetics – Vegan Lipstick

Finalist: Eterno Naturals – 100% Natural Active Deodorant
Finalist: You & Oil – Vitamin Serum Nourish & Energise

BEST ORGANIC BEAUTY PRODUCT
Winner: YES Organic Intimacy – YES Cleanse Organic Intimate Wash

Finalist: True Organic of Sweden – All You Need Is Me
Finalist: Freshious Life & Beauty – 5-A-Day Radiance 2-In-1 Cleanser

NATURAL PRODUCTS SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR
Winner: Bob Parker, G & G Vitamins

Finalist: Bridget Cole, Pukka Herbs

BEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER – sponsored by Pukka Herbs
Winner: Wild Oats, Bristol
Finalist: Mulberry Bush, Lampeter
Finalist: Nature’s Corner, Newbury

BEST MULTIPLE RETAILER (new for 2016)
Winner: Holland & Barrett
Finalist: Revital
Finalist: Whole Foods Market
Finalist: Planet Organic
Finalist: As Nature Intended

BEST NEW ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCT – in association with the Soil Association
Winner: Lovechock – Lovechock Mylk Cranberry Buckwheat
Finalist: BodyMe – Raw Cacao Orange Protein Bar
Finalist: Conscious Chocolate – Lions Raw
Finalist: Natures Aid – Ultimate Superfoods

BEST NEW ORGANIC PRODUCT – in association with the Soil Association
Winner: Viridian Nutrition – Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil
Finalist: Sam-Har LLC – Organic Blackberry Compote
Finalist: Pukka Herbs – Machta Tea
Finalist: Sunwarrior – Sunwarrior Organic Classic Plus

NATURAL PRODUCTS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner: Lynn Lord, Natures Aid

Natural & Organic Products Europe
Natural & Organic Products Europe is the UK's biggest trade show for the natural products, health food and organic sectors.  Its 20th anniversary edition, which closed yesterday at ExCeL London, has been hailed as its most successful and biggest show to date.  Total attendance figures are due to be released by the event’s organiser Diversified Communications UK later this week.

The next edition of Natural & Organic Products Europe will take place on 2-3 April 2017 at ExCeL London.  For more information, please visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk.

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Natural & Organic Awards Europe enquiries to:
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Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, and Nailsworth.  Diversified UK’s portfolio includes Natural & Organic Products Europe; Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair in Malmö, Sweden; camexpo; Natural Products News; Natural Beauty News; Natural & Organic Awards; Casual Dining; Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards; lunch!; Commercial Kitchen (new for 2016); office*; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; Accountex; British Tourism & Travel Show; Geo Business; Capturing Reality; Ocean Business; MARELEC Marine Electromagnetics conference; Euro Bus Expo; Coach & Bus Live; Route One; Coach Monthly; The Route One Operator Excellence Awards; and National Coach Tourism Awards.  For more information, visit: www.divcom.co.uk.

Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face–to–face events, digital and print publications and television stations.  Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management.  Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified employs over 850 staff, across eight divisions in seven countries.  For more information, visit: www.divcom.com.

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