Strictly Gluten Free will be on the road this week in Baltimore for Expo East. This is our countrie’s largest “natural food” trade show on the East Coast that brings together thousands of businesses, i.e. manufacturers, brand marketers and sales teams, brokers, distributors, suppliers, technology partners to meet, greet and/or launch what they hope will be a trending product in our store/website and in other healthy aisles growing their businesses. This is our fourth consecutive year in attending the NPA Expo East show and we continue to explore, analyze and become educated on the overall offerings in the industry and develop solutions to bring back to our market.
This year Strictly Gluten Free continues to focus on the gluten-free verified products that are also committed to safe allergen free claims. Our mission hasn’t changed, it’s only been more focussed on supporting those brands who believe in this joint mission of gluten–free health. We expect a few of these newer products could make it into our store/website just a few weeks after the show and we’ll mark them as “new” if you visit our Long Island Store, or we’ll also post them to StrictlyGlutenFree.com shopping site.
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I’ll be attending the many seminars and educational events scheduled throughout the week of the show and each year these efforts develop into a greater consumer experience at Strictly Gluten Free.
While as many of you know that personally what we are most passionate about is providing education, support and awareness for those in the community who needs someone to simply listen and/or needs a voice. Many may not be aware of my personal involvement with the Natural Products Association East. As this associations platform is critical to the very foundation in which many “Natural Products” Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Brokers, Distributors, Retailers and Consumers may be affected by any prospective legislation that may pass which would be deemed harmful to the industry.
The NPA East mission is to support and encourage the production, marketing and consumption of nutritional foods, dietary supplements and related products and services which provide optimum health benefits to consumers. The involvement in which I have allocated on a voluntary basis since joining the Board of Directors over two years ago and currently hold a position of Treasurer of the region we will be holding our Annual Board Meeting during the week of Expo East.
At this time it will be announced that amongst my colleagues, fellow board members and voting members of NPA East will be bestowing upon me the title of President Elect of the association. It is an honor which I will gracefully accept the duties to further strengthen and broaden the position of NPA East ever impacting the landscape.
This will also allow for a direct resource channel connecting all those “family members” of Strictly Gluten Free to gain a pulse and a voice on all happenings in the Natural Products Industry. We will be implementing some exciting new concepts to generate interest and involvement with the community further driving value through education and awareness to prepare you all to make the most informed decisions in your lives in deciding what is best for you and your family.
We are excited to the continued development and evolution of Strictly Gluten Free and are excited about sharing our experiences and new product offerings upon our return.