History

Historically, Provender has provided integrity, focused, forward-thinking leadership through the direction of its members.

Provender Alliance was formed as a non-profit organization in 1977, answering a call for an organizing, educational support agency for the natural foods and products trade.  Back then, when natural, organic and sustainable were emerging concepts, Provender acted as a vanguard, providing trade support in a growing movement.  Provender offered a unique opportunity for networking, education and organization.

Today, Provender stays true to those roots, and, like the natural foods and products trade, has evolved and grown to support nearly 200 members, including retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, brokers, consultants and individuals from across the country.

Provender continues to provide integrity, focused, forward-thinking leadership through the direction of its members.

Provender’s annual conference provides a forum for members to share ideas and problem-solve with others who care deeply about the issues and challenges facing the natural products trade.

Conference Dates and Themes