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When people work together to achieve a common goal, many rewarding experiences can come from it. We at NOW have been on a mission "to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives." At times organizations outside of NOW recognize our efforts and give us awards for our achievements. We have listed some of the awards below to illustrate the teamwork and determination that is happening on a daily basis at NOW.
2013 Awards & Achievements
NOW Supplements Recognized by Delicious Living Magazine
Three NOW Supplements were recognized in Delicious Living Magazine’s 2013 Supplement Awards including Cholesterol Pro (Best Heart Health, Honorable Mention), Prenatal Gels + DHA (Best Prenatal Health) and DHA-500 (Best Healthy Aging, Honorable Mention). These awards focus on innovative, research-backed supplements now available to retailers and consumers. To determine the winners, Delicious Living’s editorial team collected nominations from the magazine’s advisory board, experienced retailers, manufacturers, and readers.
NOW Cholesterol Pro Wins Award
Taste for Life recognized NOW Cholesterol Pro as a 2013 Essentials Award Winner in the Specialized Supplements category for its quality and appeal. Read more about Cholesterol Pro.
NOW recognized by Prevention
2013 Natural Choice Awards from WholeFoods Magazine
For the sixth consecutive year, NOW Foods has won WholeFoods Magazine’s Natural Choice Award for Best Full Line of Supplements. In addition, our focus on reviving our natural and organic foods category paid off with a Runner-Up mention for Best Full Line of Organic Foods. Thank you WholeFoods Magazine and all the retailers who voted for the NOW line as the industry’s most comprehensive.
NOW Solutions receives 2013 Best of Natural Beauty Award from Better Nutrition
NOW Solutions is pleased to announce that our Nutri-Shave™ Natural Shave Cream has won a 2013 Best of Natural Beauty Award from Better Nutrition in the Bath & Shower category. The Best of Natural Beauty Awards honor personal care products that avoid the use of synthetic ingredients such phthalates, propylene glycol, parabens, and other chemicals, instead using natural and organic ingredients. Natural Beauty Award winning products are green, clean and deserve to be seen.
2012 Awards & Achievements
Exciting News from Clean Eating Magazine - 2 Clean Choice Awards
|NOW Foods Wins Best of Supplements Award|
NOW® Foods is pleased to announce that their Beta Sitosterol Plant Sterols cardiovascular support supplement has been honored by Better Nutrition Magazine with a 2012 Best of Supplements Award in the Heart Health & Cholesterol category. Read more.
5 Years in a Row - NOW Foods Named One of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For
For the fifth year in a row, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has recognized NOW Foods as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. This annual competition honors companies that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to their employees and exemplify the best human resource practices. Read more.
BLOOMINGDALE, IL (May 23, 2012) -- NOW Foods, award-winning manufacturer of vitamins, dietary supplements, sports nutrition products, herbs, health foods, and personal care items, has been honored with two 2012 Vity Awards. Read more.
2012 Best Places to Work in Reno-Tahoe: Finalist
NOW Foods is honored to be named a finalist for the "2012 Best Places to Work in Greater Reno/Tahoe" award.
Anaheim, CA (March 15, 2012) - NOW Foods founder Elwood Richard was among the first inductees into the Hall of Legends at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. The Hall of Legends celebrates those individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and evolution of the natural products industry.
For the fifth straight year NOW has received the Natural Choice Award for Best Full Line of Supplements. The Natural Choice Awards are given by Whole Foods Magazine based on voting from natural product store retailers. NOW has one at least one award in all nine years since Whole Foods Magazine began the Natural Choice Awards. Read more.
Delicious Living chose their 2012 Supplement Awards winners and NOW did very well.
The following products won honorable mentions: Cholesterol Pro for the “Best Heart Health,” Red Yeast Rice with CoQ10 for “Best Men's Health, and Eve Women's Multiple for "Best Women's Multivitamin." Read more.
2011 Awards & Achievements
2011 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award
NOW is pleased to announce we’ve been awarded the 2011 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. This marks the fourth consecutive year that NOW has been a recipient of this award. NOW is one of only six companies in Illinois to be awarded with the 2011 Continuous Improvement recognition for on-going sustainability efforts. Read more.
|NOW Foods Named Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune for 2nd straight year |
NOW Foods was honored, once again, as one of the 100 companies voted to be Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces for 2011. An extensive evaluation process based entirely on employee feedback is the Tribune's criteria for handing out the award. Read more.
2011 Best Full Line of Supplements from Whole Foods Magazine
Winning the Natural Choice Award for Best Full Line of Supplements is a great honor that we couldn't have achieved without the support of our loyal retailer customers. Winning it four years in a row is an amazing and humbling affirmation of our ongoing mission - to provide value in products and services that allow people to lead healthier lives. On behalf of the management and staff at NOW Foods we would like to than Whole Foods Magazine for this great award, and more importantly, thank our customers.
|2011 Best of Natural Beauty Award from Better Nutrition Magazine |
The awards just keep coming in 2011. NOW Solutions is proud to be announced as a 2011 "Best of Natural Beauty" award winner from Better Nutrition Magazine. The Best of Natural Beauty awards honor natural personal care products that utilize pure, simple ingredients. NOW Solutions is honored to accept a Best of Natural Beauty Award for the 2nd year in a row.
2011 Illinois Governor's Export Award
NOW Foods' International Division was recently honored with the state of Illinois' Governor's Export Award for Continuing Excellence in Exporting in the large company (over 500 employees) category. This is the second time Illinois has honored NOW International for export growth; we also won this award in 2008. NOW International sells nutritional products to more than 70 countries on six continents and offers products and literature in over 15 languages. Read more
NOW Foods Named One of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - 4th Consecutive Year
For the fourth year in a row, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has recognized NOW Foods as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for. This annual competition honors companies that recognize employees as their greatest asset. Considering the far-reaching scope and volume of businesses operating in the Chicago area, this is an extremely prestigious honor that shows what a unique, progressive and people-orientated company NOW Foods truly is.
NOW receives Herbal Industry Leader Award
2010 Awards & Achievements
2010 Illinois Governor's Sustainability Award
NOW is pleased to announce we’ve been awarded the 2010 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award. This marks the third consecutive year that NOW has been a recipient of this award. NOW is one of only seven companies in Illinois to be awarded with the 2010 Continuous Improvement recognition for on-going sustainability efforts. Read more.
NOW Foods Named Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune
After an extensive evaluation process based entirely on employee feedback, NOW Foods was honored as one of the 100 companies voted to be Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces for 2010. Read more.
|NOW Receives Best of Supplements Award|
Better Nutrition has given NOW the Best of Supplements award for Ubiquinol which is categorized as the Best Heart Health product. Award winners are chosen by surveying health food store-owners and shoppers, and from analysis of data from SPINS, a company that tracks natural product sales. Doctors and health care experts specializing in natural health care are also part of the team that chooses the best in each category. Read more.
NOW Foods Named One of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For - 3rd Consecutive Year
For the third year in a row, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has recognized NOW Foods as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for. This annual competition honors companies that recognize employees as their greatest asset. Considering the far-reaching scope and volume of businesses operating in the Chicago area, this is an extremely prestigious honor that reflects what a unique, progressive and people-orientated company NOW Foods truly is.
NOW Receives E Star Award
May 13th, 2010 - US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today presented NOW International, the export division of NOW Foods, with the highest Presidential award for significant growth in exports over the past three years. Read more.
2010 Natural Choice Award
For the third year in a row, Whole Foods Magazine presented NOW Foods with its highest accolade, the Natural Choice Award, for Best Full Line of Supplements. Whole Foods Magazine was quoted as saying, “NOW chooses only the highest quality ingredients to include in its products, many of these are exclusively branded and trademarked
2010 Best of Natural Beauty Award
NOW® Solutions Personal Care was given a Best of Natural Beauty award by Better Nutrition Magazine. This particular honor is one that we’re all especially proud of, as we’ve worked diligently to make our line a true contender in the natural bath and beauty category.
2009 Awards & Achievements
2009 Illinois Governor's Award for Sustainability given to NOW
This award recognizes the many individuals and departments that have so diligently worked on projects that help our business run more efficiently and reduce our impact on the environment. Some of the projects that were noted by ISTC during the presentation include the installation of a solar power grid on the NOW Foods rooftop, the conversion from petroleum-based plastic bags to corn-based bags, the conversion from virgin corrugated board to 100% recycled-content board for our shipping boxes, and several energy conservation projects including the retrofit to fluorescent warehouse lighting. Read more.
|NPF SupplySide East Dinner a Success!|
The first Natural Products Foundation networking dinner at SupplySide East was a rousing success. Leaders from natural products organizations from all over the world were in attendance, enlivening the evening with their insight and expertise.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of an award recognizing industry achievement to NOW Foods. Over the past forty years, NOW Foods has been a tireless crusader for natural products and the health of our nation. It was an honor for the Natural Products Foundation to be able to bestow this recognition on NOW Foods in such distinguished company.
The award presentation and networking dinner are just the inaugural in what will become an annual event at SupplySide East. We look forward to seeing you in the coming years!
Illinois Honors NOW International for Export Excellence
On June 29th, 2009, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn presented NOW International, the global arm of NOW Foods, with the Governor’s Export Award for Mid-sized Agriculture. This distinguished honor recognizes businesses who exemplify significant contribution in the fields of export and manufacturing, service, and agribusiness to Illinois’ economic development. NOW International is no stranger to acclaim, however. This most recent award marks the second major recognition bestowed upon NOW’s International division in the past 18 months. In May 2008, the group was invited to the White House and presented with the President’s “E” Award for achievement in Export; the highest single award a business can receive from the United States government. read more...
NOW Foods Honored Again as one of Chicago's
Bloomingdale , IL —For the second year in a row, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has recognized NOW Foods as one of Chicago's
According to Al Powers, NOW President, "We are pleased to again be named as one of the 101 Best and Brightest companies to work for in Chicagoland.” Powers added, “This is a testimony to the people who work at NOW and supports our goal to continue to make NOW a great place to work!" Read More...
NOW Receives Hawk Award
2009 marks the 10th consecutive year that NOW Foods has hosted Forest Preserve volunteer events that involve natural resource and habitat restoration projects, as well as delittering efforts at the East Branch Forest Preserve. In recognition of this milestone, NOW has been honored by the Illinois DuPage Forest Preserve District at their annual volunteer appreciation banquet with the “Hawk Award”, commemorating 10 years of volunteer service and overall commitment to the environment. Read More..
NOW Receives Seven Vity Awards from Vitamin Retailer Magazine
BLOOMINGDALE, IL—NOW Foods, award-winning manufacturer of vitamins, dietary supplements, sports nutrition products, herbs, health foods, and personal care items announces that it has been awarded seven (7) Vity Awards from Vitamin Retailer Magazine. read more
NOW Foods Named ‘Exporter of the Year' by U.S. Export Promotion Magazine
NOW International, Inc. has been named a 2009 Exporter of the Year award winner by ThinkGlobal Inc., publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Commerce Department.
Award recipients were selected based upon criteria such as increase in sales, company commitment to exporting and customer service, and innovation and originality in marketing. A total of 12 awards were bestowed, with one company selected in each business category. NOW received the honor in the Health, Beauty and Fashion division.
“We're extremely pleased to receive this Exporter of the Year award,” said Philip A. Pittsford, International Sales Manager. “Exporting has added diversity to our revenue stream and it has established our company as a global leader in the natural products industry. International customers are looking for quality American made products, particularly in this industry, and our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, GMP certification, and sophisticated in-house testing program instill confidence in NOW's products among our customers.”
“Philip's team has done a fantastic job of getting NOW products into over 65 countries. It's exciting to see the NOW label all over the world,” said NOW President Al Powers. “While the awards and accolades are nice, it's great to know that Philip and his staff are fulfilling the NOW mission of empowering people to lead healthier lives – worldwide!”
NOW Foods honored with Whole Foods Magazine's highest accolade, the Natural Choice Award for Best Full Line of Supplements and Best Sports Nutrition Supplement.
For the second year in a row, NOW Foods was honored with Whole Foods Magazine's highest accolade, the Natural Choice Award, for Best Full Line of Supplements. According to the April 2009 issue, it stated that “NOW chooses only the highest ingredients to include in its products, many of these are exclusively branded and trademarked. NOW's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has been GMP-certified by the NPA since 2000. The company's in-house labs test for ingredient identity, microbiological activity and heavy metals. An emphasis on manufacturing efficiency allows reasonable pricing while producing high quality products.”
NOW Essential Oil Named Best of Beauty by Better Nutrition Magazine
Last year was one of NOW's most decorated on record, and from the looks of things, 2009 is shaping up to be another great success. In March, NOW® Personal Care was named Best of Beauty by Better Nutrition magazine. This particular honor is one that we're all especially proud of, as many individuals have worked diligently over the past three years to make this line a true contender in the natural bath and beauty category. After acquiring Burnham Laboratories in 2005, the decision was made to bring NOW® personal care manufacturing efforts in-house. Ultimately, a move of this magnitude affords our science and production staff the opportunity to establish and oversee stronger quality control & quality assurance measures, while constantly exploring innovative new ways to improve and develop new products.
2008 Awards & Achievements
NOW Foods was chosen as one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.This annual competition is sponsored by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For awards honor Chicago area companies that recognize employees as their greatest asset. The NABR explains that the winning companies are companies that "work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business results through their policies and Best Practices in human resource management. The selection, recognition and awarding of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For allows businesses to showcase these policies and Best Practices and demonstrate why each of them in an ideal place for employees to work." Read more.
NOW Honored at White House Ceremony
On Tuesday May 20th, President George Bush and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez presented NOW International with the Presidential “E” Award for Excellence in Exporting. Created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, the Presidential “E” award is the highest honor that the federal government can give to any American company or organization that has made significant contributions to the increase of American exports. Read more.
Vity Awards - 2008
Vitamin Retailer Magazine
Manufacturer of the Year
2008 marked NOW's 40th year in business, and as it turns out, this was a truly remarkable year for the entire organization. Throughout the year, NOW was honored for product excellence, brand diversity, export achievement, environmental efforts, industry support, social responsibility, leadership, and employee/workplace relations. Just when it appeared as if things couldn't get any better, Vitamin Retail Magazine announced that they had named NOW Foods as their 2008 Manufacturer of the Year.
Best Full Line of Supplements
Whole Foods Magazine, 2008 Natural Choice Awards NOW was recently named honored as the “Best Full Line of Supplements” in Whole Foods Magazine's annual Natural Choice Awards – published April 2008. Determined exclusively by retailers, the Natural Choice Awards are conducted annually to honor the best selling products in 12 categories, as well as the retailer's choice for best full line of supplements. While NOW has previously been honored for single supplements, this is the first time NOW has been honored for it's complete line. Every award is special and being recognized as the retailer's brand of choice means a lot to us, as it comes directly from retailers.
NOW Foods named “Corporate Hero”
NOW was recently rated as a “Corporate Hero” in the latest printing of a book Entitled. The Better World Shopping Guide , by Ellis Jones (www.betterworldshopper.org). This book evaluated various businesses in 73 categories; ranking them on an A to F grade scale based primarily on social and environmental responsibility criteria. The author used over 16 independent resources that evaluate a company's business practices. A company in each category that displays “the things that put a company head and shoulders above the rest” is named the Corporate Hero. Conversely, a company that displays “the things that land a company squarely at the bottom of the rankings” is exposed as a “Corporate Villain.” In the Vitamin category, NOW was named as the Corporate Hero. This offers further proof that our efforts to support the environment and help those in need are being recognized.
Neil Levin Receives NPA Champion Award
Recently, one of our own, Neil Levin , was selected to receive the Natural Product Association's prestigious Champion Award. As NOW's Nutrition Education Manager and Truth Advocate, Neil is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, a nutrition educator, and product formulator. In addition, Neil has become nationally-recognized for his honest defense of the industry. By closely monitoring how nutrition is portrayed in the media, Neil uses his scientific and nutritional knowledge to respond to false, negative, and misleading press. He has published hundreds of responses, many of which are posted on his website, honestnutrition.com. This is a tremendous honor, and we are proud of his contributions to both NOW and the natural products industry. The NPA will present Neil with the 2008 Champion Award at this year's Natural Marketplace in Las Vegas.
2007 Awards & Achievements
Vitamin Retailer Magazine
Every year, Vitamin Retailer Magazine asks its retailer readers to vote for the best sellers in a variety of supplement categories. The winners in each category are based on responses from a random poll of readers who were asked to identify their top-selling dietary supplement products by category. NOW Foods was delighted to receive eight first-place VITY awards for 2007. Over the past four years, NOW has received over 100 VITY Awards. read more on Vity Awards
Business Achievement Award - Efforts on Behalf of the Industry
Nutrition Business Journal
April 10th, 2007- NOW has long been a major supporter of the health food industry. We have staff members as well as our top executives who speak with government officials at the local, state and national levels. Because of our dialogue with congressmen in Washington and our financial support for projects that help the industry, NOW has been given this Business Achievement Award by Nutrition Business Journal.
Business Achievement Award - Educational Initiatives
Many efforts have been made by NOW to educate the public about nutrition, but a recent project called NOW University has caught the eye of Nutrition Business Journal. A nutritional course was developed here based on the book 7 Syndrome Healing written by Marcia Zimmerman and Jayson Kroner. This is a great way for health conscious people to learn about nutritional values that help them lead a healthier life.
Bronze Medal - Growth in Large Business
Nutrition Business Journal - Business Achievement Award
NOW Health Group was recognized for its outstanding growth at the Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) Summit, held in Dana Point, CA, July 26-28. NOW was awarded the Bronze Medal in the “Growth in Large Business” category. The award was in recognition of growth that was more than twice the industry average. Company president Al Powers accepted the award in front of an audience of industry peers and ingredient suppliers.
On behalf of everyone at NOW, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, as well as the retailers who continue to support our line. Without you, we know that our continued blessings and successes would cease to exist, and we sincerely appreciate your decision to make NOW a part of your healthy lifestyle.
2006 Awards & Achievements
Natural Legacy Award - Elwood Richard
On March 25th, 2006, NOW Founder and Chairman Elwood Richard was honored with Natural Foods Merchandiser Magazine's biennial Natural Legacy Award. This prestigious honor was presented to Elwood in recognition for his lifetime of contribution to the Natural Products industry. Over the course of his nearly 50 year career, Elwood's vision, innovation, passion and dedication have helped establish many of the industry's quality and manufacturing standards, as we know them today.
Earth Flag for Business
On November 15th, 2006, Illinois's DuPage County Board presented NOW Foods with the Earth Flag for Business. This award recognizes socially responsible businesses who exemplify an ongoing commitment to the environment. NOW's efforts include extensive in-house recycling, waste reduction programs, volunteer-based community service and environmental education for its employees. NOW is the first ‘for-profit' business in DuPage County to earn the right to fly the Earth Flag.
The Earth Flag for Business is the only program of its kind in the United States, and is funded by DuPage County for the purpose of promoting and recognizing environmental sustainability. S.C.A.R.C.E. (School and Community Assistance for Recycling & Compositing Education) administers the DuPage County Environmental Education Program. read more on Earth Flag
Top 10 Best New Products - Air Defense
Our new Air Defense Immune Booster formula was a finalist in the New Product Showcase Awards in the Supplements category. Only five of the numerous submissions in each category advanced to the final round of voting, and we're proud to have one of our products as a finalist. A big “thank you” to all the retailers who voted for NOW's Air Defense Immune Booster at Expo East!