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Irwin Simon

Clif Bar’s Gary Erickson Named Most Influential Industry Leader

Editor’s Note: We created this list a few years ago and what’s surprising is how relevant it still is today.  Read it and let us know what you think.  We’ll be updating our honor roll later this year.  Click Here to view our Top 50.  Well, it was a close battle but in the end, Clif Bar’s […]

Hain CEO Irwin Simon on CNBC

Jim Cramer interviewed Hain’s CEO Irwin Simon.  You can watch the interview here . 

Hain Irwin Simon Rings NASDAQ Bell

Hain Celestial Food’s Irwin Simon rang the bell at the NASDAQ floor June 18th. While we don’t think the high-stress traders were given any organic snacks they probably could use them. The few traders we know eat nothing but junk. Kudos to the crew at Hain.

Fine Tuning Our Cynical Radar and Rethinking Hain Celestial Foods

 Lately we have been talking to more than a few readers and industry muckety mucks and some have suggested that we’re a bit too cynical and our critical thinking radar needs some fine-tuning.  Frankly, while we love pointing out where other people have made decisions that we say are stupid,  this time we see that […]

Hain’s Irwin Simon Goes Shopping with a Reporter

As regular readers know, NBN is very aware of Irwin Simon’s ability to acquire companies, run them poorly, and still curry favor with Wall Street. Time and time again Hain’s touch has been leaden, transforming fast-growing brands into slower-growing and declining ones. Yet after reading a profile of Simon and the company in this Sunday’s […]

Hain At It Again-Spectrum Latest Acquisition By Ever Hungry Irwin Simon

Hain At It Again-Spectrum Latest Acquisition By Ever Hungry Irwin Simon The ever acquisition hungry Hain Food Group, led by our industry’s own Little Caesar, Irwin Simon, is reported to have reached terms to purchase Petaluma, California based Spectrum Organic Products for approximately $34.5 million, or 70 cents a share, about 5% over Spectrum’s current […]