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GREENFIELD, Mass. -- The 2006 All Things Organic Conference and Trade Show, presented by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) here in partnership with Diversified Business Communications, will include two new features: an "Organic for Kids" product showcase and "The Corner Store...Organic and more, for every lifestyle," which will focus on nonfoods.
The annual show will be held May 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago, co-located once again with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Show, Spring Fancy Food Show, United Produce Expo and Conference, and the U.S. Food Export Showcase.
Organic products for children are one of the fastest-growing segments of the organic industry, according to the OTA. The "Organic for Kids" showcase was inspired by this growing demand, and will feature conference sessions on product development and marketing, as well as a special show floor display of organic products for kids. Sweet and savory snacks, unique beverages, energy treats, jams, and spreads, prenatal and infant personal care products, and clothing made with organic fibers will be included.
To meet another booming trend -- that of healthy-minded nonfoods -- OTA will feature an elaborate demonstration of an actual store display of non-food organic products. Peter Millard, a prominent retail designer whose clients include Ralph Lauren, Armani, and Chanel, will design this display.
The display will feature the latest in nonfood certified organic items and products made with organic ingredients including personal care and beauty products, supplements, adult and infant clothing, linens and bags made of organic fibers such as cotton, bamboo and wool, candles, infant and animal toys, pet food and treats, cleaning products, and lawn & garden products.