Natural Products Association (NPA <http://www.npainfo.org/>) Executive Director and CEO John Gay will talk about the growth of the natural products industry during “NFM’s 2011 Market Overview: Tracking Recovery in the Natural Products Industry,” a webinar hosted by Natural Foods Merchandiser on Wednesday, August 17. Gay and fellow panelists Carlotta Mast, editor-in-chief of Natural Foods Merchandiser, and Bill Crawford, director of retail publishing programs at New Hope Natural Media, will discuss emerging trends, opportunities and challenges in the marketplace, and expectations for the future.
In addition, Gay will talk about how Congressional legislation and federal regulatory activities could impact the industry. This webinar is free to attend and will provide natural products retailers, manufacturers and others connected to natural, organic and healthy products a comprehensive overview of the current state of the market and what is expected during the next 12 months.
Gay has been recognized by The Hill newspaper as one of the "best in the business for America's business sectors." He has worked in Washington, D.C., on policy issues for nearly 25 years. Gay previously served as senior vice president, government affairs and public policy, for the National Restaurant Association. He also led government affairs activities for the International Franchise Association.
- Date: Wednesday, August 17
- Time: 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific
- Registration: Free of charge; sign up online <https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=341306&sessionid=1&key=34015F0F83782073F9008B38F8A0AAC3&partnerref=nfmmo1&sourcepage=register>
Hosted by Natural Foods Merchandiser, part of New Hope Natural Media, this 60-minute webinar also will dive into the data compiled in NFM’s 2011 Market Overview <http://newhope360.com/natural-foods-merchandiser/2011-05-31> research. The webinar will feature an interactive discussion with the three natural products experts. Attendees can ask questions and download presentation materials. For more information, visit http://newhope360.com/natural-foods-merchandiser.
Natural Products Association
The Natural Products Association (NPA), founded in 1936, is the largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. NPA represents over 1,900 members accounting for more than 10,000 locations of retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the NPA’s mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products. Visit www.NPAinfo.org.