Welcome!

News Feed Item

Nutrition Business Journal Announces 2013 Industry Achievement Award Recipients

BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/15/14 -- The nutrition industry's most noteworthy business leaders of 2013 have been announced in Nutrition Business Journal's (NBJ) annual Business Achievement Awards issue. Recipients of the NBJ Business Achievement Awards will be honored during the 17th annual NBJ Summit, July 22-25, at the St. Regis Hotel Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif.

As the premier publication for the nutrition, natural, organic, dietary supplement and integrative medicine industries, NBJ recognizes the industry's most noteworthy leaders through its annual Business Achievement Awards. These are individuals and companies who are committed to advancing the audience of healthy, educated consumers and fostering a business atmosphere that encourages sustainability and better nutrition.

For efforts on behalf of the industry, Corinne Shindelar, CEO of Independent Natural Foods Retailers Association (INFRA), is commended for her commitment to bringing advocacy and success to independent natural retail stores in an increasingly competitive landscape.

Noah Wilson-Rich, founder of Best Bees wins the Sustainability award for a unique approach to saving the bee population by managing beehives for amateur apiarists in unlikely urban environments. The Organic Excellence award goes to Three Twins Ice Cream for its commitment to sourcing local, organic and delicious ice cream flavors and for promoting fair-trade practices within the category.

A remarkable turnaround resulting in double-digit growth and the launch of two new doctor-formulated brands by direct-to-consumer company, Healthy Directions, wins the Management Achievement award. The Innovation award goes to DianaPlantSciences for leading the industry in advanced biosciences and innovations in hydroponics and plant cell cultures to produce sustainable food products.

American Botanical Council receives the Education award for its longstanding commitment to impart knowledge and awareness of the herbs and botanicals industry through its HerbalGram publication, and for its recent series of in-depth reports on ingredient adulteration.

The Investment in the Future award goes to Thorne Research for striving for the highest common denominator in good manufacturing practices and ingredient purity as well as a series of recent partnerships and deals positioning the company for success in a world of personalized medicine. Medicus Research receives the Science award for raising the bar for science in supplements by designing pharmaceutical-level clinical trials that make sense and are well suited for the unique demands of the natural products industry.

4Life earns the Philanthropy award for its global shelter and education efforts, along with its program to provide 3 million donated meals to combat hunger in 10 countries across the globe.

Three companies are recognized for growth including: Alkemist Labs, for above-average, consistent growth in developing rigorous testing standards in the supplements category; Navitas Naturals, for steady, above-average growth in establishing and expanding the organic superfoods movement into 30 countries; and Boulder Brands, for strategic moves that added $460 million in sales with a 45 percent growth year-over-year, as the company boosts its natural products profile with acquisitions including Udi's, Glutino and Evol Foods.

Sprouts Farmers Market receives the Stock Award for the most successful initial public offering in recent history. NBJ's top Deals of the Year include: WhiteWave's acquisition of Earthbound Farm for $600 million, VMG Partners investment in Justin's, Campbell's acquisition of Plum Organics, Danone's controlling stake in Happy Family, Nestlé Health Science's acquisition of Pamlab, BASF's acquisition of Pronova BioPharma, Post's acquisition of both Dymatize and Premier Nutrition, Omega Protein's acquisition of Wisconsin Specialty Protein, New Seasons' acquisition of New Leaf, Enzymotec's successful IPO and the announced acquisition of Atrium Innovations by Permira Advisers for upwards of $1 billion.

NBJ editor-in-chief Marc Brush will honor award recipients at the NBJ Summit, where the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement award will also be revealed. Advance registration is crucial as NBJ Summit sells out each year (www.nbjsummit.com). View winners at: http://newhope360.com/business/winners-2013-nbj-awards.

About Nutrition Business Journal
Through a portfolio of media products, including a monthly executive journal and in-depth research reports, Nutrition Business Journal, produced by New Hope Natural Media (a division of Penton Media), supplies authoritative data and analysis to leaders and decision makers in the nutrition business. NBJ also provides strategic consulting services to many of the top companies in the industry. To request a free issue or subscribe visit: www.newhope360.com/nbj.

About Penton Media Inc.
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets. Headquartered in New York City with approximately 1,100 employees across key locations throughout the world including New York, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado and Hong Kong, Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For more, visit: www.penton.com.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Media Contact:
Amy Summers
917-344-9741
Email Contact
Pitch Publicity

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure products for the Internet of Things to enable any connected device and system to carry out matched operations without programming. For more information, visit http://www.pulzzesystems.com.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
StarNet Communications Corp has announced the addition of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. The new modules enable X-Win32 to safely tunnel the remote desktops from Linux and Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. Traditionally, users of PC X servers deploy the XDMCP protocol to display remote desktop environments such as the Gnome and KDE desktops on Linux servers and the CDE environment on Solaris Unix machines. XDMCP is used primarily on comp...