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burt.JPGWe took a few minutes from touring the floor to meet the one and only Burt Shavitz, co-founder of Burt's Bees, who was making an appearance at the show. Burt was good-naturedly signing hats, which you can afford to do after you've sold your company for a reported $925 million! Not bad for a company founded 25 years ago in a one-room abandoned schoolhouse in rural Maine.

If nothing else, Burt's Bees shows just how much large corporations are abuzz with health, wellness and sustainability.


Liz Webber

Liz Webber is Senior Digital Manager at Supermarket News. She covers fresh foods for the magazine and creates multimedia, blog posts and other content for the website. She joined SN in August 2012.

Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher’s delicious foray into coverage of the food industry was purely accidental. With a background in technology, she joined Supermarket News as associate editor of its Technology...
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