March 26, 2019

Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2016: winners announced

The winners of the coveted Natural & 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.”

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.Awards Logo

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: Wholefoods
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 2016

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.