Natural Foods Merchandiser

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My Organic Market in Rockville, Md., announced it offers only 100 percent-sustainable seafood through a partnership with FishWise, a nonprofit consultancy for seafood companies, based in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Boise, Idaho-based Nutri-Vet, makers of animal supplements, has moved into its new 30,000-square-foot distribution center. Customer service, purchasing, logistics and order fulfillment will operate out of the new facility, while sales, marketing, product development and finance will remain at corporate headquarters.

Bethesda, Md.-based Honest Tea won the District Two Golden ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation for its advertisement, " Still Can't Dunk," designed by Rosenthal Partners, also based in Bethesda, Md.

Embria Health Sciences, an Ankeny, Iowa-based ingredients manufacturer, was selected for the Commercial Investment Award by the Ankeny Economic Development Corp. Embria was honored for its creation of new employment opportunities spurred by its newly constructed headquarters.

Oradell, N.J.-based coconut-water company ZICO signed four new distributors throughout the northeast U.S. These distributors include Big Geyser, Burke Distributing Co., G. Housen and Crescent Marz.

Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based supplement manufacturer American Health appointed Presence West, a division of Presence Marketing, as its new broker for the state of California.

Transportation company Crown Relocations, based in Chicago, partnered with Santa Barbara, Calif.-based nonprofit Vitamin Angels to maximize supplements donations. Crown has been instrumental in sorting and storing the products, as well as transporting them overseas through its worldwide moving network.

Iowa City, Iowa-based National Cooperative Grocers Association, a business-services cooperative representing natural foods co-ops, announced the addition of its 110th member: Springfield Food Co-op in Springfield, Vt.

NOW Foods, based in Bloomington, Ill., was chosen as one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources. The annual award incorporates quantitative and qualitative research into the business practices of nominated companies. As part of the process, employees at each nominated company are randomly selected to complete a confidential survey about their work environment.

Boulder, Colo.-based TWIST, a natural and eco-friendly household cleaning-products company, is partnering with Global Response, a nonprofit group that organizes international letter-writing campaigns to help communities around the world defend their environment against destructive projects. Through this partnership, TWIST will educate its customers about the Global Response cause by promoting the group's campaign on all TWIST packaging, its Web site and at TWIST demos and marketing events.

TWIST was also named a " Sofi Silver Finalist" at the 2008 Fancy Food show in New York City June 29-July 1.

Sebastopol, Calif.-based Guayaki Yerba Maté announced several new partnerships with beverage distributors in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah, increasing Guayaki's availability in the West.

Tampa Bay, Fla.-based ReNew Life Formulas, manufacturer and distributor of natural health care products, added two more Vity Awards to its collection for its CleanseSMART Advance Cleanse and the Ultimate Flora Probiotic Line. The Vity Awards, distributed each year by Vitamin Retailer magazine, are voted upon by retailers based on exceptional sales, popularity and customer satisfaction.

Verdure Sciences, a Noblesville, Ind.-based bionutritionals developer, was named the newest member of United Natural Products Alliance. Verdure was admitted in part because of its research model and platform in India that draws on the traditional natural medicines while using advanced technologies to speed the development of all-natural complexes.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVIII/number 8/p. 44

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