Natural Foods Merchandiser

Question of the day: Whats the best thing youve seen so far on the show floor?

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Luis Merchand
Whole Foods Market
Los Angeles
“Two A Day Juice. You can’t beat it. Every house should have this –it’s juice with real pieces of fruit in it. Kids will love it and they’ll be getting in two servings. No sugar added--it’s delicious.”

Terry Johnson
Sherm’s Thunderbird Market
Medford, Ore.
“The waffle-wiches at Ian’s. They’re waffle sandwiches with either maple or sausage in the middle--delicious! And they’re gluten-free.”

George Kizis
Green Print Alliance
Glendale, Calif.
“She’s over there, about 5-foot 7, blonde hair, blue eyes.”

Donna Cunningham
Eat Rite
Amarillo, Texas
“The best thing I’ve seen so far is that it seems like the place is cleaned up--there aren’t as many fly-by-night companies here this year. That’s really nice.”

Eric Barbee
Sunrise Natural Foods
Granite Bay, Calif.
“The Garden of Life Ocean Three new line of cod liver oil products. They’ve got great stuff in them--for eye health, weight loss--it’s all in there.”

Ron Sharp
North Coast Co-op
Arcata, Calif.
“Goodbelly--now that’s some good stuff!”

David Spalter
Huckleberry Farms
New Zealand
“Revolution Foods—those little dried fruit snacks for kids. It has beautiful packaging and lots of color.”

Robert Madrid
Whole Foods Market
Pasadena, Calif.
“This year, there are more people in the booths showing more interest in us, maybe because of the economy.”

Merle Morgan
Licensed acupuncturist
Santa Monica, Calif.
“The aromatherapy you can take internally—I felt it within seconds. And a new hyaluronic acid product that’s the best I’ve ever seen.”

Melvin Adams
Oasis Natural Foods
Alpharetta, Ga.
“A lot of the organic gluten-free and wheat-free foods were exceptionally flavorful.”

Emilie Yanagi
Infusions of Tea
San Diego, Calif.
“Coconut milk and water. It has all kinds of health benefits. I overheard this doctor telling a story about this little girl who had skin cancer and he told her to bathe in it. Years later, he saw the girl again and she was healed. I don’t know if that’s exactly what happened, but it sounded good!”

Cliff Secia
Private investigator
Tarzana, Calif.
“I’m a huge fan of Sambazon acai. I feel wonderful when I take it. In fact, I’ve lost 12 pounds in the past three weeks. Recently I felt myself coming down with the flu; I took four servings of acai powder with apple juice and a few hours later, I felt great.”

Juanita Bridges
Nature’s Pantry
Alamogordo, N.M.
"I do the ordering for our cosmetics. I’m heading to the derma e booth now. They have this wonderful anti-aging hand cream. I am going to visit my daughter in Germany soon, so I’m testing out these products to see if she notices a difference in how I look."

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