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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.

Special edition: functional foods

Pill fatigue is driving innovation in space between functional foods and supplements, experts say

Is pill fatigue just a marketing ploy? No, say many experts in the field.  It’s a real phenomenon and it’s driving both dosage form innovation and the movement of bioactives into functional foods.

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Rep. Pallone and Rep. Jason Chaffetz take key positions on key committees

The dietary supplements industry was quick to congratulate the appointment of industry supporter Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) as the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the appointment made even more pleasant as he replaces long-term industry critic Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA).

Team approach called for in designing cogent product research strategy

In designing a clinical trial strategy its important to keep end points in mind—and it’s not just avoiding disease endpoints we’re talking here. It’s vital to end up with information that can aid in the marketing of the product, experts say.

Special edition: Functional foods

Phood booed: Why big pharma fails at functional food

Faced with mounting difficulties in their drug businesses, many pharmaceutical manufacturers are looking at getting into functional foods and beverages, notes food marketing expert, Julian Mellentin in this guest article.

Pope Francis: "The earth doesn’t forgive anything, so take care of Mother Earth, so it does not respond with destruction.”

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

Welcome to our live blogathon from day 2 of the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition. It is 22 years since the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) organised the first event of this kind in Barcelona back in 1992. Pope Francis and the Queen of Spain are speaking today! 

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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...