NBJ Congratulates 2009 Award Winners

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Nutrition Business Journal announced the recipients of its 2009 NBJ Business Achievement Awards this month, and the winners—and nominees—proved that positive things can be born amidst adversity. Whether they were expanding their sales by double digits, buying up new businesses that will better position them for the future, creating a product breakthrough, educating others on the benefits of the industry’s products, or donating their time and talents to help others in need, our 2009 winners represent companies and executives who bucked the downward trend last year and serve as beacons of hope for the coming decade.

Profiles of the winners are published in NBJ’s Awards and Executive Review issue. Winners will also be honored during an awards dinner, to be held at the 2010 NBJ Summit. This year’s Summit will take place July 20-23, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. We look forward to celebrating all of our 2009 award winners later this year at the NBJ Summit. We hope you can join us.

2009 NBJ Business Achievement Award Winners:

Efforts on Behalf of the Industry

Anthony Almada

National Animal Supplement Council

International Alliance of Dietary Supplement Associations

Product Merit

Cardiokinase by Pure Prescriptions

Soléo Organics by Skin Elements USA

Scientific Achievement

USANA

Fast-C by Scientific Food Solutions

Growth in Small Companies

Zevia

Azantis

Growth in Mid-Size Companies

Annie’s

Growth in Large Companies

Living Essentials (5-Hour Energy)

Europa Sports Products

Environment & Sustainability

United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI)

Lotus Foods

Education

Pharmavite

Council for Responsible Nutrition

Investment in the Future

NOW Foods

Management Achievement

Fortitech

Philanthropic Activities

Michelle Goolsby

Organic Excellence

Kathleen Merrigan

Deals of the Year

Alticor-Metagenics

Atrium Innovations-Garden of Life

Vitamin Shoppe IPO

GF Capital-Airborne

Mead Johnson Nutritionals IPO

Coca-Cola Co.-ZICO; Pepsi-Amacoco

Nestlé Waters NA-Sweet Leaf

Herbalife-Micelle Laboratories

Naturex-Natraceutical Group

Vitacost.com IPO

Stock Performance

NBTY

Whole Foods Market

Nu Skin Enterprises

Lifetime Achievement

Announced at 2010 NBJ Summit

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