Water products flooded Natural Products Expo West this year and with good reason: Bottled water surpassed soda as the No. 1 drink sold in the United States in 2016. The sugar backlash certainly has fed the trend, but purveyors say reports of lead contamination and other frightening news about what exists in municipal water supplies has people turning to a seemingly secure source. Traditional brands Dasani and Aquafina accounted for about one-fourth of bottled sales in 2016.
Charge up your phone, pack extra battery power and prepare to charge through Natural Products Expo West with these winning apps that will help you before the show, on the floor, after a busy day and when you return home. TripIt
Keep your travel itineraries in one convenient place with the TripIt app. Connect it to email and the app imports flight, hotel and shuttle confirmations, and other travel documents automatically. You can manually add notes, maps and other useful information, too.
Be sure to make time for education while you are in Baltimore. Sessions take place on the 300 level from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, leaving a full day Saturday to complete your meetings on the show floor. Consider these sessions as a part of your expo plans. Big Data: Data into Action—Responding to the Conscious Consumer.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".