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VitaCup recruits new ‘Chief Vitamin Officer’ to help formulate vitamin-fortified coffee pods

To help formulate its vitamin and mineral-infused coffee pods, compatible with the Keurig brewing system, startup VitaCup recruited a ‘Chief Vitamin Officer.’

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Bayir Group announces $2.45 million investment via Rabobank

Ingredient supplier Bayir Group has announced $2.45 million in funding which will be used for a manufacturing expansion primarily aimed at pharmaceutical applications.

Colorado CBD brand takes aim at national specialty retail distribution

Colorado-based brand NuLeaf Naturals is expanding its distribution footprint beyond online sales into brick and mortar retail for its line of CBD products.

Study supports safety of pomegranate metabolite, urolithin A

Extensive toxicological data supports the safety of urolithin A, a metabolite from pomegranate compounds and an emerging ingredient positioned for its anti-inflammatory properties and for boosting mitochondrial and muscle function.

AHPA encourages members to submit labels to public databases

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is encouraging its members to submit product labels to the Supplement Online Wellness Library (Supplement OWL) and/or the Dietary Supplement Label Database.

Legacy sports brand says flavor, texture innovation key to survival

The fierce competition in the protein space means paying close attention to organoleptic properties is the only way to remain competitive, said the CEO of one of the legacy brands...

Bungled software implementation hurts Nature’s Sunshine

Network marketing company Nature’s Sunshine reported disappointing earnings yesterday, driven mostly by a protracted and difficult software switchover, according to management.

ZSS Skincare gets distribution with GNC amid ‘growing traction of nutricosmetics market,’ says brand's president

This coming October, beauty-from-within supplements by ZSS—short for Zea Skin Solutions—will hit brick-and-mortar shelves for the first time through a partnership with supplement retailer GNC.

Hangover remedy startup Morning Recovery raises nearly $250,000 on Indiegogo

Hangover-relief supplement Morning Recovery just closed its Indiegogo funding round today, securing $240,992 since July 5—about 961% more than it’s $25,000 goal. Will it be the brand to wake-up the...

Prenatal milkshake brand Mommi eyes post-partum opportunities

Small company Mommi is ready to expand in the mother’s health category, eyeing opportunities in post-partum supplements, said co-founder and CEO Erin Schurtz.

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Expansion brings Robinson Pharma close to 500,000 sq ft of manufacturing space

Contract manufacturer Robinson Pharma Inc. has completed a manufacturing expansion with a new facility that can house more than 100 workers.

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AHPA launches GACP-GMP resource center

The American Herbal Products Association has developed a set of free assessment tools for use with AHPA's recently released Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical...

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Standard Process announces new center in North Carolina focused on innovation

Standard Process has announced a center in North Carolina that will focus on innovation in the use of whole food supplements by health care practitioners.

GNC CEO: ‘Amazon is not a death knell for brick-and-mortars, but a great advertising platform’

Amazon is not a threat to brick-and-mortar retailers but an opportunity to be put in front of countless new consumers, says Bob Moran, CEO of GNC in a recent earnings...

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ASAE honors Supplement OWL with Power of A Silver Award

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has awarded the Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library) a 2017 Power of A Silver Award.

Herbalife enters new era with probiotic launch featuring Ganeden's strain

Herbalife has announced a new probiotic product featuring Ganeden’s BC30 strain that will be marketed as an adjunct for its existing meal replacement shakes and wellness drinks.

FOOD INNOVATION FORUM HIGHLIGHTS: ‘At the heart of all successful brands over the last 4-5 years is the idea of simplicity…’

From why Facebook is a great way to garner consumer insights on a budget, to why inviting chefs to your focus group could help invigorate and speed up your innovation...

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Manufacturer Nutrivo to expand facility by 100,000 square feet

Supplement manufacturer Nutrivo is adding 100,000 square feet to its Chicago-area facility, doubling its size to 230,000 square feet.

China market remains a challenge for Abbott as nutrition sales slip in Q2

Abbott says market conditions in China "remain challenging", following its report that its global nutrition sales decreased 0.6 per cent to $1.73bn in the second quarter.

KKR signs deal to acquire majority stake in Nature's Bounty

Investment interest in the dietary supplement industry remains high, with the latest news being the sale of majority control of The Nature’s Bounty Co. to private equity firm KKR.

Consumer demands placing more pressure on flavor, texture of sports nutrition products

Flavor innovation is usually seen as a key component of food product development and of less concern for supplements.  But as sports nutrition brands seek competitive advantages and to bring...

Another personalized nutrition testing firm attracts investment capital

Investment capital continues to flow into the personalized nutrition space with the announcement of another infusion of cash into Orig3n, a company that offers genetic testing kits.

Personalized nutrition startup Vitamin Packs highlights ‘trillions’ of combination possibilities

With around 70 supplement offerings and an algorithm developed with support by medical advisors, Vitamin Packs believes it can get very personal within the personalized nutrition space.

Process that treats whey with gas plasma boosts bioefficiency, developers claim

The differentiation of whey proteins continues with a new offering that claims greater bioefficiency.