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The Natural Foods Merchandiser & Natural Products Expo UPDATE

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News for buyers and sellers of natural, organic and specialty products October 17, 2006
Industry Update

Izze Deal Fizzes with Opportunity for Soda Giant
Last month's sale of Izze Beverage Co. to PepsiCo—for a reported $75 million—took few by surprise, after months of rumors, but nonetheless left many in the naturals community worried that the quirky sparkling juice manufacturer's values might be corrupted by the soft drink behemoth.
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Natural Soda Market Sparkles 9/1/2005

Money Rolls in for Manufacturers of Healthy Spreads, Frozen Meals
A holding company helmed by a natural foods industry veteran will pay $465 million to make its first acquisition, a manufacturer of healthy foods based in New Jersey.
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Qualified Health Claim for Canola Oil
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized a qualified health claim for canola oil, linking it to a possible reduction in coronary heart disease.
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NPI Center Joins New Hope
NPIcenter, an international online information company that serves the nutraceutical, nutritional, supplement, cosmetic and food industries, was acquired by Penton Media Inc.'s New Hope Natural Media, the parent company of The Natural Foods Merchandiser and the producer of the Natural Products Expos.
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Check Out the October Issue of The Natural Foods Merchandiser, Now Online:

  • Natural Legacy: Patricia Bragg
  • Marketing to teens: hip 2 B green
  • Cucurbits squash winter blues
  • Ingredient list is guide to pet food quality
  • Adapting to stress
  • and much more...
  • Expo Update
    Healthy products are brisk business at record-setting Natural Products Expo East 2006

    Trade show enjoys 22% increase in buyer category

    Natural Products Expo East 2006, held Oct. 4-7 at the Baltimore Convention Center, was a testament to the surging popularity of the natural and organic healthy products industry with record attendance and exhibition growth. Produced by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton Media, Natural Products Expo East provided an insider's view of the products consumers will be purchasing in 2007 and beyond.

    With more than 1,700 exhibits, over 23,000 industry attendees were the first to see the latest trends in natural and organic food, dietary supplements, personal care and new healthy lifestyle categories. This year's show celebrated independent retailers with programs designed specifically to fit their unique needs.

    "It was a buying-conducive show. Having all the new products at Natural Products Expo East made it easy to expand my product offerings," said independent retailer Adrienne Mastrobattista of The Organic Warehouse in Bartonsville, Pa.

    After more than 20 years as the East Coast's largest natural and organic products trade show, Natural Product Expo East remains an incubator of new products, providing a glimpse at the consumer trends of tomorrow. Winners of the 4th annual New Products Showcase Awards were: Kingslake & Crane Premium Blend Orchard Mix (Food), Kee-ka, Inc's Wearable Garments (Packaging), Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea with Acia & Goji Berry (Personal Care), Nutiva Hempshake Amazon Acai (Supplement/Herbs), Don't Bug Me Patch (Innovation) and Maggie's Organics Baby Bodysuit Set (Green/Environmentally-friendly).

    "Natural Products Expo East was really the catalyst for the national roll-out of our product, and the response has just been amazing," said Jessica Rolph, co-founder of Happy Baby. "We've had the chance to connect with buyers and brokers and talk face-to-face with so many individual stores."

    "The record-breaking success of this show illustrates the continuing interest in natural, organic and healthy products," said Alan Peterson, Senior Vice President of New Hope Natural Media's Trade Show Group. "We're pleased to provide an East Coast venue for the industry to gather as a community."


    New Hope Natural Media is a division of Penton Media Inc. (OTCBB:PTON), a diversified business-to-business media company that provides high-quality content and integrated marketing solutions to more than a dozen industries including natural and organic products.
    Product Showcase
    MaXX Gentleman's CollectionAll-Natural Hair and Skincare for Men
    MaXX Gentleman's Collection helps men maintain a healthy appearance with products formulated specifically for them. All MaXX products are free of chemicals, SLS and parabens, and were developed with male-friendly herbs that specifically target men's needs, such as itchy scalp, hair thinning, shaving and skin sensitivity.
    Call 877.901.3210 or click here for more information and pricing...

    Popcorn, Indiana All-Natural KettlecornPopcorn, Indiana
    Introducing a line of all-natural flavored kettlecorn inspired by a real place called Popcorn, Indiana. Every mouthful of this amazing popcorn is a visit to this tiny town. Flavors include Smokehouse Cheddar and Summer Picnic BBQ, with new flavors coming soon!
    Call 800.POPCORN or click here for more information and pricing...

    Elopak introduces Diamond Curve™
    Elopak's new Diamond Curve™ carton appeals to today's on-the-go consumers. It adds an eye-catching fifth panel—and a bigger spout for easier pouring and drinking—to a package consumers have trusted all their lives. In half-pints and larger, Diamond Curve will give your product the premium image it deserves.
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    Ephedra is out; Cha'de bugre is in
    Stella Labs' exclusive new Cha'de bugre 10:1 extract is unlike any product that has come to market since Stella launched hoodia in 2003. Cha'de bugre is the new powerful natural stimulant used for energy and weight-loss.
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