With a TED talk that brought a backyard approach to the honeybee die-off crisis, researcher Noah Wilson-Rich and his Best Bees company offer a tangible way for people to create new habitats and sustainable bee populations in unexpected urban locations. Best Bees manages bee hives for amateur apiarists. Read the full profile of Noah Wilson-Rich.
With consistent 30% year-over-year growth on the heels of cGMPS, Alkemist Labs is helping lead the industry to develop testing standards for new formulas and educate leaders as FDA enforcement tightens. CEO Elan Sudberg has become an outspoken voice for advancing the industry through more rigorous identity analysis. Read the full profile of Alkemist Labs.
A pioneer in organic superfoods, Navitas Naturals grew 50% again in 2013 with 80 SKUs, all organic and Non-GMO verified. Read the full profile of Navitas Naturals.
Boulder Brands brings big business experience to the natural foods industry with strategic moves that added $460 million in 2013 sales on 45% growth. The company's acquisition of Udi's and Glutino established Boulder Brands as a dominant player in gluten free, and now they've added Evol Foods to the mix. Read the full profile of Boulder Brands.
With the power of chains like Whole Foods growing and mass market retail aggressively expanding the natural aisle, independent natural grocers face more competition than ever. Brokering distribution deals and sharing business intelligence, the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association helps keep the category strong. Read the full profile of Corinne Shindelar.
The American Botanical Council has shown a refreshing willingness to ruffle some feathers with a series of well-researched reports on adulteration. The Council's 100th issue of Herbalgram marks a long-term commitment to advancing education in the herb & botanicals industry. Read the full profile of the American Botanical Council.
Using organic ingredients and pitch-perfect mission marketing, Three Twins founder Neal Gottlieb took artisan ice cream out of the scoop shop and onto freezer shelves nationwide. Read the full profile of Three Twins Ice Cream here.
DianaPlantSciences is leading the industry in advanced bioscience, using plant cell cultures to produce ingredients with unparalleled purity and all the power of the full plant.
Medicus Research tailors pharmaceutical-level clinical trials to fit the needs of the nutritional supplement industry, raising the bar for science across natural products. Read the full profile of Medicus Research.
Foundation 4Life, the philanthropy program funded by 4Life Research, is giving back to the countries and communities that made it successful, donating more than 3 million nutritional meals to children and supporting education and shelter programs around the world. Read the full profile of Foundation 4Life.
Healthy Directions achieved a remarkable turnaround and 15% growth with a new CEO and two new doctor brands. Healthy Directions is healthy again.
Thorne Research’s ongoing and significant investments at the high end of the market continue to push supplements into promising new areas like personalized medicine and MDs. Read the full profile of Thorne Research.
The Sprouts Farmers Market IPO made headlines far outside the natural & organic world, doubling its stock price in one day in what Bloomberg called "the biggest gain for a U.S. IPO in more than two years."
The 2013 Nutrition Business Journal Awards reflect the best in an industry, with winning companies committed to growing a market of healthy, educated consumers and fostering a business environment that encourages sustainability.
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