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Well, it was a close battle but in the end, Clif Bar’s Gary Erickson beat out Whole Foods’ John Mackey and Hain-Celestial Food’s Irwin Simon in the first annual Natural Business News Industry Top 50 list.
Erickson’s commitment to creating new and innovative products, as well as his company’s outstanding efforts outside of commerce, were cited as reasons for his selection as the most influential industry leader.
Whole Foods’ Mackey received the runner-up position and Hain’s Irwin Simon was named third.
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