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The big organic shows are coming up

The two big organic shows, Biofach in Nuremberg 15-18 February and Expo West in LA March 9-12, are coming up soon.

Expo West is the world's largest natural, organic and healthy products event with over 3,000 exhibitors and 77,000 visitors. Biofach is slightly smaller with just under 2,600 exhibitors and 48,000 visitors.

Expo West focuses on packaged organic (and natural and function foods) whereas Biofach includes many ingredient exhibitors.

Expo West has carved out roughly 25% of the trade show for dietary supplement and functional food halls, whereas this sector is weakly represented at Biofach. Europe represents that sector in other shows, such as Vitafoods (Geneva in May) and Health Ingredients / Natural Ingredients (every other year in Holland or Germany).

Two excellent trade shows, each with a different take on the organic sector.

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