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Boulder, Colo.-based Ellie's Organic Home Center, owned and operated by Eco-Products, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly foodservice products, is moving locations within Boulder. The larger space will enable Ellie's to expand existing departments and add a conservation and education center, an apparel and linens department, and an organic wine and beer section.

Low-carb manufacturer Atkins Nutritionals, based in Denver, chose Minnesota-based Kohnstamm Communications as its public relations agency to rebrand and relaunch the Atkins product line after a 2007 change of ownership. Kohnstamm's other accounts include Thai Kitchen and Honest Tea.

Planet Dog was named one of America's best places to work in 2008 by Outside magazine, in partnership with the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The award was based on benefits, compensation, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives and community outreach programs. Portland, Maine-based Planet Dog designs and develops dog products.

Nederland, Colo.-based Green Marketing, a marketing strategy and consulting firm, announced it is now a full-service marketing agency.

Austin, Texas-based American Botanical Council and the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research announced that their 2008 Botanical Medicines from the Amazon and the Andes workshop tour will take place Sept. 26 through Oct. 5. Participants will learn about the edible and medicinal plants of the Peruvian Amazon rain forest, including visits to markets where local herbs are sold, explorations of the Inkaterra Field Reserve, the Useful Plants Trail and the Garden of Medicinal Plants. Continuing education credit is available for certain health care providers.

At its SmartMarketing Conference in March, The International Dairy Foods Association awarded the best overall print ad to Livengood/Nowack's "Viva la Pasture" on behalf of Organic Valley. The ad was part of a campaign that included Cows Unite webisodes, ads and posters.

Simi Valley, Calif.-based manufacturer derma e Natural Bodycare is now 100 percent wind-powered.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVIII/number 6/p. 72

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