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Amway breaks into sports nutrition market with new line

Amway is building on an earlier acquisition and is seeking to reach new markets with the launch of its XS Sports Nutrition line, the company announced recently.

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Nellson adds bar manufacturing capacity in Canada

Nutrition bar and powder specialist Nellson is expanding its production capacity at one of its Canadian plants and its consolidating the management of its Canadian operations.

Foxy’s founder creates probiotic ice cream ‘worth breaking your diet for’

Angus Murray wanted to create something families would love, with fun flavors he described as “totally selfish.” Launched in March, the product is already gaining traction in the US coasts...

Nutraceutical International chugs along fueled by latest acquisitions

Nutraceutical International Corporation continues to make good on its acquisition strategy by posting a 7.4% net sales gain for its second quarter.

Capstone files $65 million breach of contract suit against MusclePharm

Capstone Nutrition has sued MusclePharm for breach of contract, stating in its complaint that “MusclePharm has essentially turned Capstone into its bank.”

Special Edition: Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturers compete in crowded field on quality, price, dosage form familiarity

Contract manufacturers bring a range of capabilities to the table, from pricing advantages based on scale, to expertise with certain market niches or dosage forms, to a reputation for top...

Special edition: Contract manufacturing

Detailed quality agreements becoming vital part of contract manufacturing deals

Placing your trust in a contract manufacturing partner is a natural part of forming a business relationship. But underpinning that trust with solid contractual agreements is the key to maintaining...

NAXA adds finished products to natural astaxanthin testing scheme

Differentiating natural vs synthetic sources has been the raison d'être for The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association. NAXA has expanded that mission to finished products with the announcement of the extension of its...

Plant-based and transparent: How contract manufacturers innovate in a global market

The old adage “customer is king” rings true to most industries. But for companies working mostly in the B2B space, like contract manufacturers, the end consumer sits on an even...

WellWell founder: Cold pressed juices can be the future of sport drinks

The month-old organic beverage brand has won the hearts of New York City’s health and wellness enthusiasts, but founder Sagan Schultz is confident that his product can expand well beyond...

Scandinavian solvent-free berry player boasts nutrient boost

Danish biotech firm Asiros has launched a range of berry powders produced via a patent-pending solvent-free process that protects the nutrients and polyphenols, overcoming the shortcomings of ethanol and water...

Kefir can compete with Greek yogurt says Lifeway CEO as sales rise

US supplier of kefir cultured dairy products Lifeway Foods is expanding with probiotics supplements, and hopes to take over from the Greek yogurt sector, investors heard at the first quarter...

The Vitamin Shoppe launches AppeFit supplement for weight management

The powder will be among the few weight management products out there using the relatively new Appethyl spinach-extract ingredient.

And the winners of this year's NutraIngredients Awards are...

About 250 industry enthusiasts gathered last night to hear the winners of this year’s NutraIngredients Awards, which included Roquette, Amazing Grains and Lycored. 

Texas start-up Too Fit USA brings Paleo-approved sports nutrition

Founders Jake Huddelston and Joshua Uptmore have both been athletes their whole lives. Being avid users and observers of supplements, they noticed a gap they wanted fill, and a culture...

The rise of adaptogenic herbs: ‘These herbs help mitigate stress & we live in a stressful environment’

Interest in adaptogenic herbs is increasing, but how does industry communicate the benefits to consumers, and which herbs work this way?

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Acquisitions in the Mid-Atlantic: MORRE-Tec buys Vitacyclix

With the purchase, New jersey-based manufacturer MORRE-Tec adds more products and expertise in fortification ingredients such as vitamins A and D, among other things.

Grape juice giant Welch’s eyes supplements industry with FruitWorx

The company says that FruitWorx can offer a new way of delivering the nutritional benefits of grapes, as well as providing combinations with other nutrients through infusion.

FDA’s new dietary supplement office should focus on tainted products, GMPs & NDIs, industry leaders say

With the recent elevation of dietary supplement oversight from a division to its own office at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, the agency should renew its focus...

The retail buyer’s guide to new products at the Healthy & Natural Show: Food

Visiting the Healthy & Natural Show and looking for the new and innovative foods and beverages? We round-up the products to check out in the food and beverage aisles.

Innovate or die, smart label & the evolving consumer: Highlights from the Healthy & Natural Show

From the impact of Amazon and Blue Apron on traditional grocery retailing, to understanding the difference between a trend, a fad and a movement, day one of the Healthy & Natural...

The retail buyer’s guide to new products at the Healthy & Natural Show: Supplements

Walking the floor at the Healthy & Natural Show and looking for the new and innovative? We round-up the new products in the supplement aisles.

May Product Round-Up: More gummies, and new combinations

This month, supplement manufacturers came up with new ways of presenting dietary supplements high in demand: a curcumin-omega 3 combo, multiple probiotic gummies in different flavors, and a pouch of...

Maypro to market Afrigetics’ Zulu herbal testosterone ingredient

The Bulbine natalensis plant has been used by the Zulu for many generations to boost male virility. Afrigetics and Maypro are bringing the ingredient stateside, where demand from sports enthusiast and Baby...

Vitamin Shoppe’s Q1: Strong growth for probiotics, declines for sports nutrition, on-the-go nutrition & weight management

The Vitamin Shoppe has reported total revenue has remained flat, with total comparable sales declining 1.9% in its first quarter results. E-commerce grew by almost 4%.