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Supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite acquires FoodState

Dietary supplement manufacturing giant Pharmavite LLC has made a big move into natural channel supplements with its acquisition of whole food supplement manufacturer FoodState Inc. Pharmavite acquired the company from...

Contract manufacturer expands to meet increased demand

Increased demand for contract manufacturing services has led Axiom Nutraceuticals to retrofit a recently acquired facility to bring its manufacturing footprint to more than 100,000 square feet, the company announced recently.

Blue Apron delivers brand awareness for start-up suppliers along with meals to consumers’ doors

Fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service Blue Apron helps start-ups and small ingredient suppliers build brand awareness and consumer demand by introducing at home cooks to new products and taking...

UAS Labs acquires Micropharma IP and Cardioviva brand of probiotics

Wisconsin-based UAS Laboratories, LLC has acquired certain intellectual property assets of Micropharma Limited as well as taking ownership of the Cardioviva brand of probiotics.

Manufacturer seeks broader distribution of cetyl myristoleate-based joint care product

Response Products, a family-owned company that started in Nebraska,  has taken an unusual path to the dietary supplement market.  The company is working to widen the distribution footprint of a...

Boston Therapeutics expands Asian markets for Sugardown ingredient as company scrambles to raise capital

Boston Therapeutics Inc. has announced a new marketing deal for its recently-launched Sugardown blood sugar management ingredient that will expand the potential distribution in Asia. The deal comes at an...

High-protein cookies definitely hold mass market appeal, says Lenny & Larry’s

High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.

Nutraceutical International reports soft sales growth for 2014

Nutraceutical International Corporation, a Park City, UT-based dietary supplement manufacturer, reported yearly sales results that reflected the ongoing softness in the sector. The company reported sales growth in its fourth...

Future foods could mimic exercise benefits, claim Nestlé scientists

Future food and nutritional products could use the enzyme AMPK to mimic the effects of exercise on metabolism, Nestlé researchers have claimed.

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...

“This is a good move for Raisio. They are the correct parent of this niche brand.”

Raisio brings cholesterol-lowering Benecol home for €90m

“J&J should have sold it 10 years ago,” is one analyst’s appraisal of Finnish agro-food giant Raisio’s buy-back of the licensing rights to its cholesterol lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand today,...

Newly formed Capstone Nutrition part of the maturation of manufacturing end of supplement business, exec says

A new force has appeared on the contract manufacturing scene with the formation of Capstone Nutrition, which is an amalgamation of Integrity Nutraceuticals in Spring Hill, TN and Cornerstone Research...

The NutraIngredients-USA Business Leaders’ Forum

NOW Foods, Herbalife, SmartyPants, and Twinlab execs to talk industry challenges and opportunities

Senior executives from Twinlab, SmartyPants, Herbalife, and NOW Foods will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Stephen Daniells for an hour-long discussion of about the state of the dietary supplements industry – the main...

Based on benefits of D-ribose, new RTD tea line intends to break into energy sector

John Gagliardi let his experience as a college and professional lacrosse player guide his choices when it came to formulating his new energy beverage company.  Called Titan Tea, the product...

Rising tide of blood pressure bodes well for hibiscus supplement, manufacturer says

Hypertension is a problem afflicting an increasing proportion of the US population, and as the country ages, it bodes well for Janzee Inc. which has seen accelearting demand for its...

Protein gummies hit sweet spot of convenience, taste and consumer weariness with other sources, developer says

Protein fortification continues to be a hot topic, with high protein forms of shakes and other beverages, nutrition bars, cereals and other foods crowding the market.  Now startup company Rap...

FTC lawsuit alleges Gerber ads lack the ‘qualified’ part of qualified health claims

The Federal Trade Commission’s allegations that baby food maker Gerber overstated the ability of Good Start Gentle formula to prevent allergies underscores the difficulty of using qualified health claims, which...

Inergetics eyes 2015 launch for new CBD supplement line

New Jersey-based Inergetics is planning to be first to market with cannabidiol (CBD)-based nutritional supplements in 2015, the company’s CEO tells NutraIngredients-USA.

Growth in China, stagnation in US means Usana is now 'essentially an Asian company,' analyst says

Usana Health Sciences recorded a sales decline in the United States in its Q3 2014 earnings statement that was more than offset by rapid growth in China. The numbers have...

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 consumers, while also boosting its plant protein offerings, says the company’s new CEO....

Herbalife asks Mirror to take down 'baseless' article

Herbalife shakes not responsible for Mexican death, say doctors

A "previous serious illness" was responsible for the death of a Mexican woman - not Herbalife weight loss shakes - say local doctors following accusations in the Mexican and UK press of lead contamination....

Going non GMO in supplements is worth the effort, sources say

The November elections draw nearer featuring numerous state ballot initiatives requiring the mandatory labeing of genetically modified ingredients.  While this is an issue with clear fault lines in the food...

Special edition: Healthy Ageing

Sports manufacturers ‘well placed’ to take advantage of growing healthy ageing market

Manufacturers in the sports nutrition space have the skills and knowledge needed to move in to the much larger and lucrative healthy ageing market, according to the chief technology officer...

News in brief

DSM invests in former patent suit opponent ZeaVision

DSM Venturing, the investment arm of Royal DSM, has announced a strategic investment into ZeaVision, a dietary supplement company based on the benefits of zeaxanthin, a carotenoid eye health ingredient....

Mead Johnson Nutrition takeover 'not discussed' by Danone board

French dairy giant Danone has rubbished reports it has targeted US infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition for acquisition.

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