NEXTY Awards are given to products that display the utmost in innovation, integrity, inspiration, and help forward the work of the natural products industry to deliver more healthful, trusted and sustainable products to consumers. Over the first two days of the Expo, judges visit booths and decide on which four brands – out of over 1,500 exhibitors – are deserving of the recognition.
“We are thrilled and humbled by this award”, said Corwin Heatwole, Founder and CEO of Shenandoah Valley Organic, the company behind the Farmer Focus organic meat brand. “Our company’s mission is to build partnerships to promote and protect generational family farms. Being presented with this award is a great honor and an invitation to join a family of industry innovators – a shared support system for companies who dare to do things differently”.
“These products represent the future of the natural products industry where sustainability and transparency are the norm,” says Jessie Shafer, content director at New Hope Network and one of the NEXTY judges. “Our industry can have a huge influence on how big manufacturers and mainstream buyers think about consumer packaged goods. The winners of our NEXTY awards inspire change and integrity in everything from ingredients to packaging.”