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Brand Compliance

PREMIER PARTNERS

We want to recognize companies that are closely partnering with independent retailers for the long haul. These companies all have strong MAP policies, provide excellent retailer and customer support, have excellent quality products, and are partnering with NPI to further advance our mission and protect this industry.
Buried Treasure is committed to supporting the independent natural products retailers. We have allocated resources to enforce our strict MAP policy across all channels. We have open lines of communication with our distributors to cease sales to any e-tailer who violates our MAP. We appreciate the efforts of our retail partners who educate and give personalized service to consumers. We also appreciate NPI and their efforts to inform retailers and manufacturers on the importance of MAP enforcement. 
Natural Factors is a family owned, fully integrated company, controlling every aspect of the product line to ensure that each and every product is safe and effective. For more than 50 years, Natural Factors has been an industry leader in organic farming, sourcing, and development of raw materials, research and development, and quality assurance. Additionally, Natural Factors is committed to the natural product channel and strictly enforces MAP policies.
Enzymedica is a leading brand of natural digestive health and wellness supplements. Privately held, we are dedicated to independent retailers, their staff, and the customers they serve. As one of the first brands in the industry to strictly enforce a MAP policy, we believe that all channels of business should have equal opportunity to thrive. We host education events with independent retailers nationwide specifically about MAP enforcement, how to find brands who support their business, and how to remain competitive in a digital world. Our retailers get the best offers with exclusive discounts and co-op advertising.
Powered by Integrity, NutriGold's mission is to help create a healthier and more sustainable future by making nourishing products, embracing planet-friendly practices and empowering consumers through education. But without the support of brick-and-mortar retailers, fulfilling our mission would be challenging. It’s critical that we support our retailer partners with an aggressive iMAP policy, ensuring our products are not offered at more than 25% off SRP online. With a strong iMAP policy, we protect our partners and maintain our brand equity, so we will both remain businesses who can continue to offer sustainably and responsibly sourced natural products for generations.
With the introduction of their Premium product line in 2016, Mt. Angel Vitamins has also introduced the implementation of a strict MAP policy of no more than 20% below the MSRP price. In addition, through the enforcement of a detailed Reseller Relationship Policy (RRP), all resellers are restricted from selling to B2B accounts and marketplace websites. Further, websites used to take e-commerce orders must be owned, operated and controlled by the Reseller. These policies and others outlined in their RRP were created to protect independent retailers, and level the playing field between e-commerce and the brick & mortar retail locations.
Redd Remedies is an industry leader, creating award-winning formulas to nourish, support and create balance in the body. Combining ancient healing traditions with modern science, our products are produced using a 4-point quality control system far beyond industry standards. With strong roots in the industry and the Founder’s ownership of a small chain of health food stores, we are committed to helping independent retailers succeed by enforcing a strict MAP policy and building strong partnerships.
Disclaimer: These findings are from our report that you can view here. Please note that the companies listed as in compliance have an efforced MAP of 30% or better, per NPI’s standards. If you are a company and feel we have you in the wrong category, please contact us immediately. Over time, we will begin adding the specifics of each company’s policies along with correspondence updates in the additional info field.

In Compliance

Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR)

MAP: 20% off MSRP Effective 1/1/18

Ancient Nutrition

Details coming soon.

Barleans

30% off MSRP (effective 1/1/17)

Spoke with VP of Sales, Lisa Nielsen, on 5/16/18. She informed me that Barleans is implementing a wholesale cost plus policy for online exclusive businesses to help level the field for brick and mortar retailers. In addition, they are vetting all of these accounts much more strictly. Lisa also went on to sincerely say how hard Barleans is working to make this right and that she is admittedly loyal to the independent channel.

Bluebonnet

20% off MSRP

Bulletproof

Details coming soon.

Buried Treasure

Lester Burks, owner of Buried Treasure, is a key manufacturer leading the charge for a renewed focus on independents and MAP.

Carlson Labs

35% off MSRP (effective 9/1/17)

Country Life

35% off MSRP with hopes off progressing to 25% by 2020.

Dr. Mercola

20% off MSRP.

Enzymedica

They have a very well enforced 25% off policy.

Garden of Life

30% off MSRP (effective 1/1/18) -Flash sales do not apply -Wobenzym N may be sold at 40% off *As of Q2 2018, Garden of Life introduced an FDM exclusive line that is a serious knock on their commitment to the independent channel. Kent Keyser, GOL VP of Sales has stated that GOL is committed to making this right. Time will tell. Keep checking for updates.

Health Force

Details coming soon.

Herbs Etc.

Details coming soon.

Herb Pharm

Details coming soon.

Himalaya

32% off MSRP (effective 12/1/16)

Host Defense

25% off MSRP (effective 1/14/14)

Hyalogic

20% off MSRP.

Irwin Naturals

Details coming soon.

Just Thrive

Details coming soon.

Life Seasons

15% off MSRP MAP

Megafood

Their MAP is 28% off MSRP.

Michael's Naturopathic

Details coming soon.

Mount Angel Vitamins

20% off MSRP.

Natural Factors

20-30% off MSRP depending on products and line drives (effective 1/1/14) Met with Kathy McKnight, VP of Sales, at Expo West 2018. Natural Factors is a leading brand at enforcing and supporting fair MAP practices.

Natural Health (Maca)

Details coming soon.

Natural Path Silver Wings

Details coming soon.

Nature's Plus

MAP of 15% off MSRP* Effective 4/7/14 *They are currently trying to improve their enforcement on gummies and liquids as they are harder to keep in compliance for some reason.

Nordic Naturals

Details coming soon.

Nutrigold

25% off MSRP (effective 11/27/17) Met with Andrew Dalton, VP of Sales, at Expo West 2018 and he expressed Nutrigold’s deep passion for independants and seeing lasting change in the industry.

ONNIT Labs

Details coming soon.

Planetary Formulas

30% off MSRP (effective 12/1/17)

Probulin

25% off MSRP.

Pure Essence

Details coming soon.

Pure Planet

15% Off MSRP.

Quality of Life

Details coming soon.

Redd Remedies

20% off MSRP They are very committed to brick and mortar and are offering a program called Better than Amazon, where retailers have a supreme advantage over online.

Reservage

Details coming soon.

Rootology

Details coming soon.

Solgar

30% off MSRP Met with April Lowry in 2017. Solgar is very big on cutting off offenders quickly and is committed to lasting changes.

SoTru

Details coming soon.

Source Naturals

30% off MSRP (effective 12/1/17)

Sunwarrior

Met with Jerry Burt at Expo East 2018. Sunwarrior has a 13% MAP and is taking Amazon in house now.

Superior Source

Details coming soon.

Terry Naturally

20% off MSRP.

Thorne

Details coming soon.

Vibrant Health

20% off MSRP.

Vital Proteins

MAP is the same as MSRP. When bundling products, the discount cannot be more than 15% of the MAP.

Vital Planet

Brenda Watson, founder, is very passionate about enforcing MAP. She has instituted a MAP of the MSRP price to show maximum support to brick and mortar.

Wiley's Fish Oil

Details coming soon.

ZHOU

Details coming soon.

Striving Towards MAP

Amazing Grass

Details coming soon.

Gaia

Gaia has implemented a policy to buy back offending products to track what vendors are selling them so they can then stop selling to those vendors.

KAL

We have met with numerous high level executives with Nutraceutical. They have a deep commitment to independents and renewing their MAP approach.

Kyolic

Spoke with them at Expo West. They are implementing a unilateral price policy. The policy will require all vendors to agree to terms to sale online. Map will be 25%

Life Extension

We were informed that Life Extension was pursuing Brand Registry on Amazon at Expo East 2017.

MRM

Met with Rocky at Expo West 2018 and was informed that MRM is moving forward with a new MAP inforcment agency. Changes are expected to be visable Q3 2018.

Natren

20% off MSRP (effective 8/1/17).

Per Q4 Amazon check in 2018, Natren is struggling to enforce their MAP at the moment. NPI is reaching out to Natren.

Nutricology

Details coming soon.

Plant Fusion

MAP isn’t currently a set percentage. They are striving towards having a 20% MAP across the board.

Rainbow Light

Details coming soon.

Renew Life

Varies depending on products.

Ridgecrest Herbals

MAP 25% off MSRP effective 8/23/17

Discussed MAP with them in April 2018. They expressed that they have a strong desire to support independents and enforce a MAP. Being they work with a number of distributors there are a few more obstacles they currently need to go through.

Solaray

We have met with numerous high level executives with Nutraceutical. They have a deep commitment to independents and renewing their MAP approach.

Trace Minerals Research

Details coming soon.

Vega

Details coming soon.

Vitalogic

We have met with numerous high level executives with Nutraceutical. They have a deep commitment to independents and renewing their MAP approach.

Not in Compliance

Doctor's Best

Details coming soon.

Enzymatic Therapy

Details coming soon.

Jarrow

Spoke with Rory in February 2018 and was informed that only a number of Jarrow items are MAP compliant and the company has no desire to change this. Furthermore, Jarrow is focusing on competing with Swanson Vitamins. Their main advice to retailers: Increase EDLP’s and get BOGO’s. Also, they do not recommend adhereing to MSRP.

Natrol

Per email correspondence in August 2018, Natrol does not enforce a MAP policy at all.

Natural Vitality

MAP of 40% off Effective 2/8/17

Nature's Way

Per email correspondence in August 2018, Nature’s Way does not enforce a MAP policy at all.

Neocell

Details coming soon.

New Chapter

A majority of items have a MAP of 40% off MSRP. Realizing that this is essentially worthless, New Chapter is making all new items have a MAP of 30% off MSRP.

Now Foods

As of 01/01/19

NOW will select a few retailers to control their Amazon pricing on Essential Oils ONLY. Hopefully this grows to the expanded line. We have reached out to see if this is planned.

Spoke with Dan Richard (VP of Global Sales and Marketing) in late 2017. Now Foods is not interested in a MAP at this time. The company does not believe in enforcing a policy that could involve lawsuits over what pricing people should resale goods at. It was also mentioned that, to them, MAP may not be in NOW’s best interest.

Paradise Herbs

Details coming soon.

Shen Min

Details coming soon.

UP4

Details coming soon.

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