Natural Foods Merchandiser

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Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo, held March 23-26, exceeded past attendance records by attracting more than 43,000 industry members and 3,000 exhibits. Natural Products Expo West is produced by New Hope Natural Media, The Natural Foods Merchandiser's parent company.

New Hope's Delicious Living magazine partnered with "Healing Quest," a weekly PBS television show that is expected to deliver approximately 20 million viewers through October. Delicious Living produced a segment that directs consumers to visit their local health food stores as well as for more information on health and wellness.

About 375 organic industry supporters attended the Organic Farming Research Foundation's benefit luncheon at Expo West and helped OFRF raise $65,000.

American BioSciences Inc.'s Av? supplement made with Avemar received the NutrAward's Best New Product of the Year honors at Nutracon, which was colocated with Expo West.

Zuke's, a manufacturer of all-natural pet treats and dental bones in Durango, Colo., is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Kathleen Jordan, general manager of Ann Arbor, M.I.-based NSF International, testified before the House Government Reform Committee about the regulation of dietary supplements and reviewing safeguards.

ICU Eyewear of San Rafael, Calif., manufacturer of reading glasses, was selected by Oprah Winfrey for a full-page spread in "The O List" of Winfrey's favorite products in O magazine's February 2006 issue.

Albert's Organics opened its seventh regional distribution center, Albert's Midwest, in Greenwood, Ind.

Planet Dog, of Portland, Maine, donated $3,000 to My Wonderful Dog, a Maine nonprofit that specializes in training skilled animals to aid in the independence and integration of people with disabilities.

Devon, Pa.-based Nurture Inc., manufacturer of OatVantage, formed a sales agent and distribution partnership with American Ingredients Inc., a division of Pharmachem Laboratories Inc., appointing A.I. as Nurture's exclusive Western distributor.

Judith Gap Wind Farm of Big Sandy, Mont., provides 135 megawatts of electricity to 300,000 customers in central and western Montana. The $150 million project, spearheaded by Montana organic farmer Bob Quinn, took the state from 50th to 15th in wind energy production nationwide.

YourHealth Group of Australia signed a trademark license agreement enabling it to include Ocean Nutrition's MEG-3 brand on its medicines.

Sustainable Harvest Coffee, a Portland, Ore.-based specialty coffee importer, is opening a second Relationship Coffee Division called Sustainable Origins South America.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVII/number 5/p. 48-49

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