NOW Foods Company Profile

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In 1948, with the natural food and supplement industry in its infancy, an entrepreneur named Paul Richard bought Fearn-Soya Foods,a manufacturer of grain and legume-based products in the Chicago area, for $900. Thus began a six-decade legacy of supplying consumers nationwide with high-quality, affordable nutritional products.Paul carefully nurtured his fledgling business until 1960, when his son, Elwood Richard, inherited part ownership in Fearn and became the company’s president. Elwood adopted his father’s ideals concerning health and well being, including his vision of making quality supplements and natural foods available to the public at prices they could afford. Elwood opened the first of many Fruitful Yield retail stores in the Chicago area devoted to natural products, and, as time passed, both Fearn-Soya and the company’s retail chain grew and prospered under Elwood’s leadership.


395 S. Glen Ellyn Road
United States of America


Phone: 888-669-3663

News Articles [478 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

High-calorie foods are more distracting than less energy-dense foods

Sugary, fatty foods are a distraction – more so than low-calorie foods and everyday objects – even if you are busy with a task that ...

5 Smart Alternatives to Processed Foods

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8, 2017 -- Is your shopping cart filled with heavily processed foods? Some might seem to be time-savers, yet cost more than fresh foods and offer few nutrients. Others might actually h...

Medical News Today: What foods to eat if you have diarrhea

A limited diet can help a person reduce the symptoms of diarrhea. In this article, learn what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, and when to see a doctor.

Medical News Today: What should you not eat for IBS?

A look at foods to avoid for IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. Included is detail on alternatives for trigger foods and how to avoid foods when ordering.

Utz Quality Foods acquires Inventure Foods

Utz entered into a merger agreement to acquire all of Inventure Foods shares of common stock.  read more

When is the right time to start infants on solid foods?

(Elsevier) The first study of a nationally representative group of US infants reports that more than half of babies are currently introduced to complementary foods, that is, foods or drinks other than...

Medical News Today: What foods should you eat if you have pancreatitis?

We take a look at how diet can help with pancreatitis, including foods to eat and foods to avoid. We also examine diet tips and treatment options.

Medical News Today: What are the best foods for weight loss?

A look at some of the best foods for weight loss. Included is detail on what foods to incorporate into your diet and why they work.

PubMed Articles [272 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Uses and abuses of snack foods in child health.

Snack foods, though regarded as unhealthy, are widely eaten by children, particularly those with eating and feeding difficulties. This article outlines the ways in which paediatricians have traditiona...

Foods are differentially associated with subjective effect report questions of abuse liability.

The current study investigates which foods may be most implicated in addictive-like eating by examining how nutritionally diverse foods relate to loss of control consumption and various subjective eff...

Foods with increased protein content: A qualitative study on European consumer preferences and perceptions.

Foods with increased protein content have rapidly become one of the fastest-growing product categories targeting image- and health-focused consumers. However, it is not clear whether consumers really ...

Recent advances of medical foods in China: The opportunities and challenges under standardization.

Malnutrition with high incidence in hospitalized patients in China has brought a significant burden of disease. Although many clinical studies have demonstrated the importance of nutritional for patie...

Changes in Serving Size, Calories, and Sodium Content in Processed Foods From 2009 to 2015.

Approximately 60% of the American diet comes from processed foods, which makes improving their nutritional quality important for Americans' health. The objective of this study was to measure changes i...

Clinical Trials [451 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Effect of Varying Proportions of Low and High Energy Dense Foods Over 5 Days in Preschool Children

In this study, the investigators will vary the proportions of high- and low-energy-dense foods served to preschool children at all meals and snacks during three 5-day periods. In the three...

Use of Nutrigenomic Models for the Personalized Treatment With Medical Foods in Obese People

The NutriGen project will be using nutrigenomic methods to determine the effectiveness of treatments with specific dietary foods, on the basis of genetic risk predisposition (genetic signa...

Olestra Containing Foods and Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance

This study will be conducted over three phases. Phase I will be a 16-week weight lass phase. Phase II will be a 52-week maintenance phase. Phase III will be a follow-up phase. We will t...

Effect of Egg Consumption on Cardiometabolic Health in Prediabetic Subjects.

The objective of this trial is to assess the effects of whole egg consumption (12 per week), compared to energy-matched typical breakfast control foods, on insulin sensitivity and other ma...

A Randomized Trial Comparing Two Doses of Portion-Controlled Foods Within a Primary Care Weight Loss Program

We hypothesize that individuals provided with 1 meal per day of portion-controlled foods (shakes and prepared entrees) will lose as much weight as individuals provided with 2 meals per day...

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Hiland Dairy Foods Company

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Whole Foods Market, Inc.

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Urban Barns Foods

Urban Barns Foods uses proprietary equipment to produce affordable fruits and vegetables in a secure and controlled indoor environment. By setting up subsidiary facilities and gro...

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