NOW Foods Acquires Personal Care Products Manufacturer

Bloomingdale, IL – NOW Foods has completed the acquisition of a contract manufacturer of personal care, health and beauty aids, and cosmetic products which will allow the company to expand its mission to provide value in products and services that will empower people to lead healthier lives into the HABA category.

“In addition to fulfilling our mission in a broader arena, the acquisition of Burnham Labs will enable us to capitalize on a strategic opportunity to support our goal of increasing our revenues and our rate of growth,” said company president Al Powers.

Burnham Labs, a contract manufacturer located in Niles, Illinois, will be integrated into NOW’s operations. Burnham was originally part of E. Burnham Cosmetics, which was founded in 1929. NOW has acquired all of their assets including the equipment, formulas and employees necessary to manufacture these products. The former owners, John and Soo Chang, will be active consultants to NOW and will work to grow both domestic and international business.

NOW will continue to service Burnham’s existing private label customers and expand the business through NOW’s private label group. This acquisition will also support NOW’s expansion of the range of product offerings in the personal care category. The company will also be improving product formulas to support the core value to use natural ingredients wherever possible, believing that they are superior to synthetic ingredients.

NOW Foods ( is a family owned and operated natural products manufacturer/distributor with a 35-year legacy of providing high quality nutritional supplements at affordable prices. Their A-rated GMP certified facility boasts state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. NOW maintains a Wet Lab and an Analytical Lab to assure ingredient identity and potency, as well as a Microbiological Lab to test for microbiological contaminants.

NOW employs one of the finest teams of product quality experts in the supplements industry. They conduct specialized tests, analyses and inspections that allow the company to offer superior products that surpass every possible independent test. The Richard’s family pledge is "underlying NOW's commitment to quality is our commitment to you - to provide the best products available at a reasonable price and, thereby, play a meaningful role in the quality and extension of human life." For more information visit

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