NOW International, the export arm of NOW Foods since October of 2000, has extended the reach of NOW, the #1 Health Food brand in America, to consumers worldwide. NOW Foods is one of the largest natural health product manufacturers in the United States. NOW Foods manufactures and exports the most comprehensive line of natural health products available today, over 1400 products, including dietary supplements, sports nutrition, natural & organic foods, personal care and more. Many NOW products are manufactured with top-quality trademarked ingredients supported by numerous clinical studies. NOW maintains one of the top laboratory facilities in the natural products industry, including technologically-advanced microbiological, analytical, and wet labs, affording total control of product quality and safety. Since 2000 NOW has been an ‘A’-rated GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) manufacturer by the Natural Products Association, and we are compliant with the newly-instituted U.S. FDA cGMP regulations.
NOW International, while less than 10 years old, is part of a company having deep roots in our industry. Our history goes back to 1949, when we were known as Fearn Soya Foods. From there we moved on to open a retail outlet for natural products in 1962 and this eventually lead to the establishment of the company you know today as NOW Foods, founded in 1968 by Elwood Richard. We have grown from a small local manufacturer and distributor to a widely-recognized global brand known for superior quality products at competitive prices.
NOW International draws from this rich history to offer you the service and attention required to operate overseas. Since our inception in October 2000 we have expanded into over 50 countries worldwide. We have a dedicated, multi-lingual sales team focused upon your needs. We have experience in and can provide documentation for export and for product registrations. We understand that international shipments are handled differently and that import procedures can become an issue.
We do travel, attending several shows around the world, meeting with existing distributors, as well as traveling to new markets in search of new prospects. We have worked hard to increase our presence, during this time we have built an award winning export division ready to work with you. The awards we have received include:
2003 – Export Achivement Certificate – U.S. Department of Commerce
2007 – E-Award for Exports – U.S. Secretary of Commerce
2008 – Exporter of the Year from the U.S. Commercial News
2008 – Illinois Governor’s Export Award
Our company as a whole also continues to win awards, in 2008 NOW Foods products were ranked as the #1 selling brand in independent natural health product stores by SPINS. NOW is a two-time Manufacturer of the Year award winner, and has won numerous awards for individual products, support of environmental and sustainability initiatives, industry advocacy, community support, and more. NOW Foods supports a myriad of local and global charities, and offers to match employee contributions to these charities.
Our mission is “to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.” Our unique business model is structured to support our mission and philosophy. Everything we do is done in support of this mission. It is our vision to become a global brand, providing product to consumers worldwide to live healthier lives.