Horst M. Rechelbacher—the founder of Intelligent Nutrients and before that AVEDA Corp.—was honored as one of a dozen natural products-industry influencers who were officially inducted into New Hope Natural Media's Hall of Legends during the 2015 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.
Rechelbacher—who passed away in February 2014—was the only personal-care inductee in the annual event of the natural-products industry's greatest contributors, and Intelligent Nutrients was the only beauty brand represented this year.
The overall natural-products market grew more than 9% to $137 billion in 2012, compared to the conventional grocery market whose growth has been under 4% for the last few years, according to "NEXT: The Natural Products Industry Forecast 2014," recently released by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, and Sterling-Rice Group.
The Natural Products Association’s official trade show and conference, Natural Products Association MarketPlace, is scheduled for June 14-16 at The Venetian Resort Hotel and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Now produced by New Hope Natural Media, the event targets independent retailers—allowing them to source new products and develop industry relationships.
The Natural Products Expo West trade show this past Thursday through Sunday saw more than 60,000 industry members and 2,000-plus exhibiting companies—with more than 540 of them being new companies—fill 1 million-plus net square feet at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.