Back from Expo East in Boston
It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been at Expo East, one of the premiere natural products trade shows in the nation, held in Boston this year. It was an incredible success, and I’m appreciate of everyone I got to meet while I was there. One thing that struck me on the way home, as I went over the reactions to the baby line, is that the packaging issue is becoming increasingly important for retailers. Consumers are being more aware of the dangers of estrogenic activity chemicals, and packaging is no longer an afterthought. When government officials and retailers come together to call for bans on products, as Whole Foods and San Francisco reps did last week, it’s a sign that we’re all beginning to rethink our relationship with plastic packaging.