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Save the Date: The NBJ Summit 2009

Mark your calendars, The 2009 NBJ Summit will take place July 22-24, 2009 at the beautiful St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point California.

Over two hundred and fifty of the nutrition industry's key executives and thought-leaders participated in the NBJ Summit networking retreat held at the majestic St. Regis Resort, July 23-25, 2008. The event showcased many world-class speakers and sessions and attracted top executives from around the world, to discuss issues impacting businesses in the $93 billion nutrition industry and how to prepare their companies for changes happening in this dynamic marketplace.

Keynote Walter Robb, Co-President and COO of Whole Foods Market, provided closing remarks on the future of the industry from his leadership position in the billion nutrition and natural products marketplace. He commented on the supplement and functional foods segment and its future direction within Whole Foods Market, retail and the industry in general.

The U.S. nutrition industry grew 10.7 percent in 2007 to $93 billion according to the recently released 2008 Nutrition Industry Overview issue of Nutrition Business Journal. Natural and organic product sales fueled most of this expansion, but the maturing U.S. supplements sector posted better growth than it has seen in a decade.

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