New Hope Natural Media and Sterling-Rice Group Unveil the 2014 NEXTY Award Popular Vote Winners Winners Celebrated as the Influencers Shaping the Natural Products Market

BOULDER, Colo., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Hope Natural Media and Sterling-Rice Group today unveiled the NEXTY Popular Vote award winners. More than 100 brands from across the Foods & Beverages, Supplements and Ingredients, and Beauty and Natural Living industries are being celebrated as the products shaping a healthy future for natural products.

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To view the 2014 NEXTY Popular Vote award winners, click here.

During Natural Products Expo West 2014, New Hope Natural Media's editors and trend spotters selected a group of 105 stellar NEXTY nominees who they thought best represent the future of the natural products industry. They then turned to the consumers, manufacturers and retailers who make up the natural products industry, to identify which brands should rise to the top.

"The New Hope community has spoken, and we are thrilled to share the products and brands our community members think deserve NEXTY Popular Vote awards," said Carlotta Mast, Senior Director of Content & Insights, New Hope Natural Media. "Each and every year we look forward to watching the award winners continue to shape the future of our industry."  

"Innovation is a critical component of the natural products industry," said John Grubb, Managing Partner, Sterling-Rice Group. "The NEXTY award winners continue to pioneer new ground-breaking solutions and play a vital role in driving growth for the market. We congratulate all of the winners on this prestigious award." 

The NEXTY Popular Vote winners are chosen in the Foods & Beverages, Supplements and Ingredients, and Beauty and Natural Living categories. The winners include:

Foods and Beverages

  • Winner: Bitsy's Brainfood
  • Runner up: Botan

Supplements and Ingredients

  • Winner: Youtheory
  • Runner up: Neocell
  • Runner up: Zend

Beauty and Natural Living

  • Award Winner Winner: Ohana Organics
  • Runner up: Flaska

In addition to the Popular Vote, our NEXT Forecast research team will choose one company from each category to receive an Editors' Choice award. These awards are independent from the Popular Vote and will be announced with the publication of the 2015 NEXT Natural Products Industry Forecast Report on June 24.

Presale orders of the report are now available at nextforecast.com. Purchase the 2015 edition of the NEXT Forecast before June 24 and receive the 2014 NEXT Forecast (digital edition) for free. The 2014 report will be sent at the time of purchase and the 2015 report will be sent after it is published on June 24, 2014.

The NEXT Forecast, a joint venture between New Hope and Sterling-Rice Group, is the premier insider's guide to where the natural products market is now—and where it's headed. In addition, NEXTY winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at Natural Products Expo East, September 18-20, 2014 in Baltimore, MD.

The NEXTY Awards and NEXT Forecast are part of New Hope Natural Media's NEXT suite of products, which were created to support and accelerate innovation within the natural products industry.

For additional information on the NEXTY awards, visit www.nextforecast.com/nexty

About New Hope Natural Media
New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services.

About Sterling-Rice Group
Sterling-Rice Group is a 30 year old, Boulder-based, strategy, innovation and communication firm serving brands primarily in food, beverage, and personal care. Nutrition, health and wellness are at the core of our 120 person culture.

CONTACT:
Heather Smith
Public Relations
New Hope Natural Media
Phone: (303) 998-9232
Email: hsmith@newhope.com

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