BOULDER, Colo., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, opened online voting for the NEXTY Awards at nextforecast.com/nexty. This awards program allows New Hope Natural Media's community to vote for their favorite NEXTY nominees in the Food & Beverage, Supplements and Ingredients, and Beauty and Natural Living categories. Voting is open through Friday, May 2, 2014.
Earlier this month at Natural Products Expo West, New Hope Natural Media's editors and trend researchers along with partner, Sterling-Rice Group, identified the products and brands they predict will shape the future of the natural products industry. These nominees represent the most innovative edge of the natural products industry.
"The NEXTY awards celebrate the products shaping a healthy future for natural products," said Carlotta Mast, Senior Director of Content & Insights, New Hope Natural Media. "Each year the field of products and brands exhibited at Expo West grows stronger, raising the bar for the industry, and this year was no exception. We look forward to learning which brands our natural products community members think deserve a NEXTY award."
The Editors' Choice and Popular Vote winners in the food and beverage, supplements and ingredients, and beauty and natural living categories will be profiled in the 2015 NEXT Forecast report, which will be published in June. 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.
Learn more about this year's 105 NEXTY nominees at newhope360.com: http://newhope360.com/natural-products-expo-west-2014/expo-west-2014-nexty-award-nominees-shaping-future-natural-products
To vote for your favorite NEXTY award nominees, visit: nextforecast.com.
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.
Penton is a leading professional information services company that engages and informs millions of professionals every day, helping them grow and solve their most critical business challenges. As a provider of critical workflow solutions and insightful content, marketing services and networking, Penton helps businesses do business in five core growth markets: agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design/manufacturing.
Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.
For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.
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