Nutrition Business Journal Presents the State of the Nutrition Industry at 2010 Natural Products ExpoWest

• The role of the new FDA and FTC • DSHEA Update • Economic impacts
• Product segment growth & forecasts • Standards and certifications reviews

BOULDER, COLO, (March 5, 2010) – Nutrition Business Journal will be presenting the annual State of the Industry session at Natural Products Expo West from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Friday, March 12, in Room 204AB of the Anaheim Convention Center.

The NBJ team is changing things up a bit for this year’s State of the Industry presentation, which has become a must-attend education session for many industry executives at Expo West. NBJ Publisher and Editorial Director Patrick Rea will open the presentation with an analysis of how sales of dietary supplements, natural & organic products, and functional foods and beverages fared in 2009 and what we are expecting for 2010. Then, Carlotta Mast, editor of Nutrition Business Journal and Nancy Coulter-Parker, editor in chief of Delicious Living magazine, will interview a panel of industry experts about key issues affecting supplements, natural & organic, and functional products. Panelists include Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods; Todd Norton, chief operating officer at A.M. Todd Botanical Therapeutics; Laura Batcha, chief of policy and external relations at the Organic Trade Association; and Mark Fergusson, CEO and chief financial officer at Down to Earth, Hawaii’s only vegetarian natural & organic food store chain.

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Nutrition Business Journal is an executive newsletter for decision-makers in the natural, nutrition and complementary & alternative health industries. The singular focus of NBJ's research and editorial team on the strategic issues of the nutrition industry has made NBJ the leading business intelligence resource for subscribers since 1996. To purchase detailed market research reports, subscribe to the journal, or sign-up for NBJ's free weekly eNewsletter, please visit Nutrition Business Journal is published by New Hope Natural Media.

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