Natural Products Expo West: 2 Key Insights, and Why Chia Is Taking Over the World

npew-gummy-bear

Just got back from Natural Products Expo West.

HOLY COW!

My, things are getting pretty intense over there in Anaheim.

Next year I’m expecting a ferris wheel and an organic craps table. It was extremely crowded, a bit overwhelming, and a lot of fun.

Want to know the key takeaway points from the event? Want irrefutable proof about how big the chia seed industry has grown?

Then read on.

New Service: Manufacturer Matchmaking

jonathan bechtel

Having trouble getting a competitive quote for your formula?

Look no more.

We have a new service that’ll allow prospective formula shoppers to get matched up with the right manufacturer.

More details inside!

The Making of Incredible Mood Pt. 2: Development & Marketing

incredible mood

Second installment in our “Making of Incredible Mood” series.

More insights, pedantic e-mail conversations, and silly mistakes by yours truly.

Equal parts revealing, insightful and contentious.

The Making of Incredible Mood Pt. 1: Manufacturing & Formulation

incredible mood

The past is much more enjoyable when you can replay it with the benefit of hindsight.

In the present……it’s usually a bit of a crunch. Deadlines, budgets, angry customers, angrier girlfriends, fits of deep thought that move you to spontaneous sets of pushups in the middle of the night……the tyranny of the present can move a man to unusual means.

So with the day-to-day angst of Incredible Mood out of the way, let’s step back, kick up our feet, and replay the story of its becoming, shall we?

It comes in two parts. Here’s the first.

New Endeavor: Health Kismet Consulting

jonathan bechtel

The past few years I’ve dabbled on the side as a consultant. The endeavor has gradually grown, despite me not putting a lot of effort into marketing it.

Today that officially stops.

Health Kismet Consulting is officially here and it offers a lot of unique solutions to companies in the natural products industry.

Read on to find out more!

Your New Best Friend: The Superfood Picker – Algorithmically Compare Greens Powders

superfood picker

Folks, a momentous occasion is upon us.

The way we evaluate greens powders will never be the same.

The rules of the game are forever changed.

Waive a joyous “Goodbye!” to the days of aimlessly sauntering through megabytes of low-quality buzzword-stuffed articles to find product information.

Say an exuberant “Hello!” to using the power of machine learning to objectively evaluate your preferences and get a customized recommendation in 60 seconds or less.

The future is here.

Are you ready?