Orlando, FL—The Southeast Natural Products Association gave its 2009 President’s Award to Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation of Sugar Land, TX, for its “notable contributions above and beyond commercial success.” Peggy Ranger, Southeast NPA president and owner of Peggy’s Natural foods, gave the award to Gary and Bob Barrows at SOHO Expo 2009, which was held here from December 3 through 6.
This year’s attendance numbers were “very good,” according to event organizers, who noted preliminary totals indicate 3,000 people attended the event. About half the attendees were retailers representing nearly 400 stores. Some 324 companies exhibited at SOHO 2009.
Attendance wasn’t the only strong element of this year’s event; the educational program boasted 20+ notable speakers including Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D., of Solgar; Michael T. Murray, N.D., of Natural Factors; Debby Swoboda of Debby Swoboda Marketing Solutions; Jay Jacobowitz of Retail Insights and more.
Published in WholeFoods Magazine, Feb. 2010