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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.

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David Orgel

David Orgel is executive director, content & user engagement, of Supermarket News (SN) and its website, SupermarketNews.com. Orgel delivers his opinions on industry trends through a bi-weekly...

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Jon Springer has been writing about food, food retailers and food retailing for more than 10 years, and is in his second tour of duty with Supermarket News. His prior experience includes covering the...
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