This was my second time attending Expo West and this time I attended as a member of the press for Examiner.com. I have been writing for Examiner.com as their Atlanta Gluten-free Examiner since 2009, so it was very exciting to receive press credentials and attend.
Attending as a member of the press means I had access to the press room to review materials, I was able to talk with the public relations specialist for companies and I got to chat with other journalist to see what they thought of the show. Overwhelmingly they all commented on the increased number of gluten-free products at this year's event.
Last year I was completely overwhelmed by the experience, so this year I was more prepared. I spent the majority of my time in Room E, which housed those vendors with new products. The room was full of gluten-free products and after four hours of combing the room I still had not seen all of them. The best part was a large percentage of the new gluten-free products had (more…)