Blue Marble Brands Introduced at Natural Foods Expo West

A growing family of Brands and Products offering a ‘World of Good’ to
Retailers and Distributors, with Proven Expertise in the Organic, Natural and Specialty Markets

Edison, NJ (March 18, 2008) Blue Marble Brands, a new organization focused on building industry leading brands in the organic, natural, and specialty markets was launched at Expo West.

Blue Marble Brands is a team of brand builders with deep roots in the organic and natural products industry. From Woodstock Farms® and Organic Baby™ to Rising Moon Organics® and Harvest Bay®, Blue Marble Brands offers an exciting portfolio of natural, organic, and specialty brands. Blue Marble Brands’ goal is to partner with retailers and distributors focusing on organic, natural, and specialty brands that celebrate the abundance of nature and honor our collective responsibility to our planet.

“The creation of Blue Marble Brands is a statement to the industry saying we are an independent, growing, and evolving organization with a unique and primary focus,” said Dan Atwood, president, Blue Marble Brands. “Blue Marble Brands wants retailers, distributors and consumers of organic, natural and specialty products to know that we are committed to serving them in a way that is innovative, honest, collaborative, and respectful of our planet.”

The Blue Marble Brands name is symbolic of the planet earth and celebrates the company’s connection to organic and natural living while focusing on socially responsible and sustainable business practices to ensure our planet’s resources are available for generations to come.

“The name reinforces the abundance of diverse and innovative products from around the globe and our commitment to implementing sustainable business practices that are respectful of our earth,” continued Atwood. “We think of it as a world of good.”

In keeping with its “green” focus, the new organization was presented at Expo West at a trade show exhibit (see attached) made from sustainable materials with extensive use of recycled products and materials such as Plyboo (plywood made from renewable bamboo), and finished in PolyWhey, a cheese byproduct.

About Blue Marble Brands
Blue Marble Brands is a new organization focused on building industry leading brands with over twenty organic, natural, and specialty brands. Formerly known as United Natural Brands, Blue Marble Brands today includes organic, natural, specialty, ethnic, and functional foods from brands such as: AH!Laska® snacks and beverages, A. Vogel seasonings, Biotta® therapeutic juices, Cool Fruits™ freezer pops, Deep Sea® tuna, Le Saunier de Camargue Fleur de Sel® sea salt, Gourmet Artisan™ condiments, Grateful Harvest® organic produce and fresh foods, Harvest Bay® functional foods, Koyo organic Asian pastas and rice cakes, Loriva® culinary oils, Moosewood vegetarian organic entrees and soups, Mediterranean Organic™ fruit and vegetable specialties, Natural Sea seafood products, Nantucket Off Shore® rubs and seasonings, Old Wessex™ organic and natural hot cereals, Organic Baby™ jarred and frozen baby foods, Organic Classics organic entrees and soups, Rapunzel™ organic and fair trade chocolate and baking ingredients, Rising Moon Organics® vegetarian foods, Tumaro’s Gourmet Tortillas flavored flour tortillas, and Woodstock Farms® organic and natural foods and beverages

Blue Marble Brands is an independent subsidiary of United Natural Foods (Nasdaq:UNFI). For more information, please visit

Press contact:
Frank McCarthy
Director of Brand Positioning
Blue Marble Brands
1-800-877-8898, ex 32357
Cell 1-509-307-3331

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