The Natural Products Industry
Ever since 1896, when the Boulder-Colorado Sanitarium (a retreat focused on the enjoyment of fresh air and plant-based eating for health) opened here, Boulder has marketed itself as a natural wellness sanctuary. Over time, Boulder's healthy lifestyle and eco-friendly ethos spawned a slew of natural food manufacturers and healthy-living products, making it home to the nation's largest concentration of natural and organic products companies.
"If there’s a secret ingredient to the industry’s continuing growth [in Boulder], it’s a spirit of camaraderie among the entrepreneurs who share a passion for natural foods." — Forbes.com
Your attendees will see the natural health movement as part of daily life in Boulder — yoga-pants-clad students toting green smoothies, people biking to work in every weather, and Birkenstocks...lots and lots of Birkenstocks. In all seriousness, your group will find inspiration here among like-minded folks.
Natural Products Companies Based in Boulder
Here are just a few of the natural products companies* that call Boulder home. Naturally, Boulder, a nonprofit that nurtures natural product brands, is based in Boulder, too.
- Ancient Harvest
- Aurora Organic Dairy
- Bhakti Chai
- Bobo’s Oat Bars
- Boulder Brands (Earth Balance, Udi’s, EVOL Foods, Glutino)
- Boulder Organic Foods
- Boulder Ice Cream
- Door to Door Organics
- Hain Celestial (Celestial Seasonings, Rudi’s Organic Bakery) (Celestial Seasonings is temporarily closed.)
- New Hope Natural Media
- Next Foods
- Pangea Organics
- Quinn Popcorn
*Source: Boulder Economic Council
Groups That Have Held Meetings in Boulder
The following groups have held their meeting or event here in Boulder.
- Weleda North America National Sales Meeting
- Naturally Boulder Annual Spring Fling
- Nature Conservancy
Your Group in Boulder
Natural product and wellness groups feel right at home in Boulder. We have venues that will feed your group's energy — plus nourishing foods, outdoor recreation, yoga and more, steps from their hotel door.
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