January 26, 2010, 12:00 AM

Boston Green Goods finds more green in Q4

Fourth quarter sales in 2009 at Boston Green Goods Inc., a retailer of allergy relief and eco-friendly products, grew 17% over Q4 2008 to $5 million, the company reports. The retailer notes increased sales of more expensive items in December.

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Mercia Tapping, CEO and President, Boston Green Goods

Fourth quarter sales in 2009 at Boston Green Goods Inc., a retailer of allergy relief and eco-friendly products, grew 17% over Q4 2008 to $5 million, the company reports. The company issues a catalog, but the vast majority of its sales come online.

Boston Green Goods, No. 379 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, characterizes the past year and a half as “lackluster”-it reported flat sales to the Top 500 Guide for 2008-but says it expects the double-digit growth it experienced in the fourth quarter to carry over into 2010 (a PDF version of the company’s financial and operating profile can be ordered by clicking on its name).

Mercia Tapping, CEO and president, says customers are more bargain-conscious than they were prior to the recession and higher-priced products moved more slowly in the past year. However, the company did sell more higher-end items in December 2009. The company has remained profitable during the recession, mainly through “stringent cost-cutting,” the company reports.

Boston Green Goods operates AllergyBuyersClub.com and GreenandMore.com and plans to launch other web sites in 2010.

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