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Congratulations to all our winners!

January 9, 2013

2 Min Read
2012 Business Achievement Awards

Nutrition Business Journal has recognized companies and individuals for their achievements over the past year.  Here is a list of all our award winners, please check back in our January 2013 issue for articles acknowledging our winners.


Efforts on Behalf of Industry:

Michael Funk
For his decades of commitment to the broad advance of natural & organic products in the U.S.


Plum Organics
For triple-digit growth in the competitive world of baby & kids food.

For triple-digit growth and multiple successful product introductions.  Also, for being the supplement brade leader in resveratrol.

For dramatic growth and leadership in the wild world of sports nutrition.  Also, for redefining the protein market toward plant-based formulations.

Next Pharmaceuticals
For dramatic growth in Relora after years of effort and sound science.


Dr. Bronner's
For keeping organic relevant & fierce through longstanding commitment, authenticity & fearlessness.  Also, for their major commitments to non-GMO movement, fair trade, and sustainability.


Josef Brinckmann
For his proven dedication to sustainable practices at Traditional Medicinals, specifically, for his commitment to sustainable supply of American slippery elm.


For refining & democratizing cutting-edge healthcare for the digital century.


Dr. Daniel Amen
For raising public awareness of brain health and putting personal SPECT scans on everyone's radar.  Also, for beginning difficult discussions around contact sports, as well as the import of poor diet on cognitive health.

Management Achievement:

Life Time Fitness
For finding corporate courage to kick processed & artificial conventional products out of it's cafes, and growing their business at the same time.


Nature's Path
For a wide array of endeavors, including $150K to community gardens, $1.6M drawn from EnviroKidz sales to environmental causes, and $2.5M drawn mostly from Love Crunch granola sales to food banks.

Investment in Future:

Aker BioMarine
For thoughtfully investing more than $550M to build out the krill supply chain in the Antarctic with a long-term focus on sustainable harvesting.

Top 10 Deals of the Year:

Pfizer / Alacer

Procter & Gamble / New Chapter

Annie's IPO

Reckitt Benckiser / Schiff / Airborne

General Mills / Food Should Taste Good

Sprouts / Sunflower

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage IPO

Oak Hill / Earth Fare

DSM / Ocean Nutrition Canada / Fortitech

Campbell's Soup / Bolthouse Farms

Stock Award:

Schiff Nutrition

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