Top names revealed for organic trade show

Top names from the “green” world are set to speak at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show on April 1 and 2.

Helen Browning, chief executive of the Soil Association, Patrick Holford, a leading nutritionist, Craig Sams, co-founder of Green & Black’s, and Peter Aldis, managing director of the Holland & Barrett Group, are just some of the big industry names giving keynote speeches at the show at Olympia, London.

According to Diversified Business Communications UK Ltd, the trade show, which has been running for 16 years, has done a great deal to speak out for independent retailers in the natural and organic sectors.

Last year representatives from around 70% of the UK’s 1,100 independent health stores visited the event, along with thousands of smaller organic shops and regional chains.

The show opens with “The High Street Fights Back” - a discussion aimed at inspiring independent retailers to become champions of community retailing in their home towns.

There will also be keynotes on health food retailing, industry trends and healthy ageing.