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Always Omega-3s consumer campaign doubles sales in test market

An integrated marketing campaign to change the conversation on omega-3s and reverse declining sales has increased sales by almost 6% in four weeks in the test market in Charlotte, NC, says GOED.

Qualitas passes milestone with launch of first consumer products featuring its algal EPA oil

Qualitas Health achieved a significant milestone with the launch of two consumer products that feature the company’s algal-based EPA ingredient branded as Almega PL.

Natural Grocers notches $521 million in sales in fiscal 2014, sets sights on 100-store goal in 2015

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reported strong revenue growth for the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. Net sales grew by 17.8% over the same period in 2014 and were up by 20.9% for the fiscal year.  The company notched $520.7 million in net sales for 2014.

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NAD recommends company remove "survival pill" claims for product marketed to Mormons

The National Advertising Division has recommended that LifeCaps Nutraceuticals of Salt Lake City, UT, discontinue claims it was making on its LifeCaps brand of dietary supplement that claimed the product is a “survival pill.”

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BASF sells Norwegian omega-3 business to US firm

BASF has sold its Norwegian, “natural fish oils, medium-concentrated omega-3s, and customised bottled fish oil” plant to Pennsylvania firm Marine Ingredients for an undisclosed sum as the German ingredients and chemicals giant switches its focus to high-end omega-3s.

FAO: "All of us are responsible for transforming the #ICN2 outcome documents into improved nutrition results."

Live from the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (#ICN2) in Rome: Day 3

It’s the last the day of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition in Rome. The Pope and the Queen of Spain were among global leaders to address the congress yesterday, urging real change to better protect the earth’s ecosystem and feed its inhabitants.

Special edition: Functional Foods

What's driving functional food and beverage growth? Snacking, convenience, and consumer behavior

With sales of $176.7 billion this year functional foods are a hot growth sector. But which ingredients, sectors and countries are the best bets for product launches?

Special edition: Functional Foods

Lemon myrtle: Aboriginal functional favourite revived by Sydney Games

An indigenous Australian tree plant, used for tens of thousands of years by Aborigines before being forgotten after the arrival of Europeans Down Under, has the Sydney Olympics to thank for its remarkable comeback as a functional food in teas, chocolate, pasta and more.

Spotlight

Post election committee shuffles emphasize need for industry engagement, observers say

Post election committee shuffles emphasize need for industry engagement, observers say

The landslide victory of Republican House and Senate candidates in the recent midterm elections will have broad...

‘Critical that CFSAN has a scientist at the helm’: Industry welcomes new center leader

‘Critical that CFSAN has a scientist at the helm’: Industry welcomes new center leader

Dr Susan Mayne will replace Michael Landa at the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition,...

There's room for growth in supply of omega-3 oils from US sources, GOED official says

There's room for growth in supply of omega-3 oils from US sources, GOED official says

The recent closure of the fishing season in Peru will sent a pulse through the omega-3s market....

Optimal selenium status linked to better mood for young adults: Study

Optimal selenium status linked to better mood for young adults: Study

Maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with lower risk of depressive symptoms...

DSHEA at 20, changes on Capitol Hill, and the potential of technology: CRN’s Conference as it happened

DSHEA at 20, changes on Capitol Hill, and the potential of technology: CRN’s Conference as it happened

The Council for Responsible Nutrition's Annual Meeting and Conference was held in Dana Point, CA, with marquee...

Tech innovation in health care delivery will transform debate now dominated by struggle over "Obamacare"

Tech innovation in health care delivery will transform debate now dominated by struggle over "Obamacare"

A dizzying array of personalized digital health care solutions may in the future help the Affordable Care...

Negative media and a lack of innovation: Vitamin Shoppe CEO on ’positive’ but ‘lower than expected’ Q3 results

Negative media and a lack of innovation: Vitamin Shoppe CEO on ’positive’ but ‘lower than expected’ Q3 results

Supplement retailing giant Vitamin Shoppe has reported a 3.1% increase in comparable retail store sales and a...

Citing Cohen's research, agency removes DMBA-containing products from military shelves

Citing Cohen's research, agency removes DMBA-containing products from military shelves

A number of dietary supplements in the sports nutrition category that contain the stimulant ingredient DMBA have...

Flavonoids may be ‘important to promoting broad health and wellbeing in aging’: Harvard study

Flavonoids may be ‘important to promoting broad health and wellbeing in aging’: Harvard study

Higher intakes of flavonoid compounds in the diet during middle age may boost healthy aging in women,...

GNC CEO: ‘We're going to be offering far more plant-based and nature-based proteins in our store’

GNC CEO: ‘We're going to be offering far more plant-based and nature-based proteins in our store’

Supplements retailing giant GNC is undertaking a ‘reset’ with an increased focus on natural, organic and vegan-vegetarian...