Natural Foods Merchandiser

Natural Products Industry New Beat

All Things Organic show is set for June 2009

The July announcement that next year's Spring Fancy Food Show would be cancelled left its partner show, All Things Organic, in a state of flux.

Although details are still being worked out, All Things Organic will be held next June in Chicago's McCormick Place convention center, said Holly Givens, spokeswoman for the Organic Trade Association, which sponsors the show. At press time, she didn't know if All Things Organic would partner with another event.

The Spring Fancy Food Show, which debuted in June 1999 in Chicago, was cancelled because it failed to catch on with exhibitors and buyers, according to its sponsor, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. The Summer Fancy Food Show in New York and the Winter San Francisco show will continue. รข€”Vicky Uhland

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DSEA merges into Natural Products Foundation

The Natural Products Foundation announced in June that the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance has become part of the foundation.

" This merger allows us to not only strengthen and expand the foundation's educational scope, it provides an established infrastructure that can be used to grow initiatives begun and planned by DSEA," said Randy Dennin, chairman of the Natural Products Foundation.

As part of the affiliation, and in order to take advantage of the Natural Products Foundation's tax-exempt status, DSEA was dissolved as a corporate entity. Elliott Balbert, DSEA's most recent president, along with past-president Jon Benninger have joined the foundation's board of directors.

" Given the apparent collaboration of our efforts, it made sense for both groups to establish a formal affiliation," said Balbert, who founded DSEA in 2001.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVIII/number 8/p. 7

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