Natural Products Association Hires Environics Communications

May 20, 2013

WASHINGTON – May 20, 2013 – The Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest and most powerful trade association dedicated to the natural products industry, has hired Environics Communications to provide public relations services.

Environics will work with NPA to help develop and implement messaging and a media strategy to better position NPA as a resource on natural products.  The effort also will seek to raise awareness of NPA’s Natural Seal program for personal and home care products.

Natural products are considered those minimally processed and formulated without artificial ingredients.  These include natural and organic foods, dietary supplements, pet foods, health and beauty products, “green” cleaning supplies and more.  NPA represents more than 2,000 members accounting for more than 10,000 retail, manufacturing, wholesale, and distribution locations.

“Environics has extensive experience in both strategic messaging and positioning organizations as thought leaders so the public receives accurate and authoritative information. They are a natural fit to work with our association,” said NPA CEO John Shaw.

“Natural products are a multibillion-dollar industry that continues to grow rapidly,” said Dave Groobert, U.S. general manager of Environics Communications.  “Trustworthy and credible experts are needed to represent the industry to the public and on Capitol Hill, and we’re pleased to be working with NPA in this important role.”


About the Natural Products Association

The Natural Products Association (NPA), founded in 1936, is the largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. NPA represents over 2,000 members accounting for more than 10,000 locations of retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the NPA’s mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products. Visit

About Environics Communications

Founded in 1994 and now with 120 staff in the United States and Canada and annual fee income of more than $15 million, Environics Communications Inc. ( is a full-service, management-owned public relations and public affairs agency focusing primarily on the association/nonprofit, advanced technology, financial services, health sciences, sustainability & clean energy and consumer sectors.  The firm has won more than 200 awards for client work. Environics has a strong commitment to reducing environmental impact and in June 2008 became the first North American PR agency to be carbon neutral.  The firm has offices in Washington, San Francisco, Toronto, Montréal and Ottawa, and affiliates throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.


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For information, please contact:

Dave Groobert

Environics Communications

(202) 296-2002 Ext. 101