Organic and Natural Products Are Big Business

18 March 2014
Posted by Aaron Thomas
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Big Business

A few weeks ago we exhibited at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. This is the first year that the show took up the entire convention center (main floor, upstairs, downstairs, outside, the arena, city streets… you name it!). If that wasn’t enough proof to everyone that this is a growing niche then the escalator ride to the second floor did.

In the space between the upstairs and downstairs escalators were stickers that read:

  • Earthbound Farm has been acquired by WhiteWave Foods.
  • Evol has been acquired by Boulder Brands.
  • Rickland Orchards has been acquired by B&G Foods, Inc.
  • Nellson Nutraceutical, LLC has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company.
  • Harrys has been acquired by Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
  • Santa Cruz Nutritionals has been acquired by RoundTable Healthcare Partners.
  • Plum Organics has been acquired by Campbell’s.
  • True North has been acquired by B&G Foods, Inc.
  • Schiff Nutrition International has been acquired by Reckitt Benckiser.
  • Balance Bar has been acquired by NBTY.
  • Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps has been acquired by Synder’s-Lance.
  • Avid Health, Inc. has been acquired by Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
  • Airborne has been acquired by Schiff Nutrition International.
  • Alacer Corp has been acquired by Pfizer.
  • Evolution has been acquired by Starbucks Corporation.
  • Glutino Food Group has been acquired by Smart Balance, Inc.
  • Kettle Cuisine has been acquired by Arlon.
  • Natural Food Holdings has been acquired by LNK Partners.
  • Ganeden has been acquired by Schiff Nutrition International.
  • Aidells has been acquired by Sara Lee.
  • Mountain High has been acquired by General Mills.
  • Namaste Laboratories, LLC has been acquired by Dabur.
  • Liberte has been acquired by Yoplait.
  • Sensible Portions has been acquired by The Hain Celestial Group.
  • Elan Nutrition has been acquired by ConAgra Foods.
  • Philosophy has been acquired by The Carlyle Group.
  • Stacy’s Pita Chip Company, Inc. has been acquired by Frito Lay.

So while you await your big cushy buyout like the companies above, why not keep on plugging along by having us make samples of your products for potential suitors? Call us today for a free quote: 800-394-4776!

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