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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....

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McGuffin: DSHEA was about preserving right to direct one's own self care

Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association, has a unique perspective on the 20th anniversary of DSHEA having started in the herbal products industry in 1974, twenty years...

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Israelsen: DSHEA created world's most vibrant supplement marketplace

The dietary supplement business has gone from fighting for its life to enjoying the fruits of an open, dynamic marketplace, and it’s all because of DSHEA, according to Loren Isrealsen,...

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DSHEA at 20, hot-topic market research, & a best-selling author headline CRN Workshop and Conference

Key players in the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) will join a panel at the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Annual Workshop and Conference...

‘No better place than the nutra-science marketplace for financial investors’: BI Chief

Nutraceuticals and dietary supplements are attracting a lot of private equity attention, and it’s not surprising, says George Pontiakos, given that ‘it’s a growing market that historically provides efficacy and...

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'Fitness' trumps 'sports' in terms of marketing opportunities, AIDP says

Sports nutrition has been a growth driver in the dietary supplement sphere, but one ingredient supplier believes the category can impose a constricting mindset on formulators that can blind them...

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‘We think the campaign will definitely have an effect’: GOED on ‘positive messaging’ to change omega-3 conversation

The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s’ campaign to promote positive messages about omega-3s has finally launched, but more funds needs to be raised to allow a national roll-out,...

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The big opportunity over the next decade? Offering a multi-pronged approach to take consumers to a greater level of optimal health

Consumers are looking for individual and integrated strategies to optimize their health and wellness, but no company has yet put all the pieces together, says BrandHive’s Jeff Hilton.

With a strong El Nino decimating stocks, Peru shuts down omega-3 anchovy fishery

Authorities have closed the upcoming three-month anchovy fishing season in Peru because insufficient numbers of fish were found in a recent acoustic survey. Fishing quotas have been sharply reduced during...

Social media can help companies identify threats as well as opportunities, expert says

Social media can be a powerful tool to identify trends as well as communicate with different customer segments.  But it can also be used to identify threats, says market research...

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CRN adds 3 new members as total membership surpasses 150 companies

BioCell Technology, LLC, DianaPlantSciences, and Proliant Health have joined the Council for Responsible Nutrition as voting members, taking the association’s total membership to 151 companies.

Boulder startup aims to turn waste CO2 from breweries into omega-3 oils

A Boulder start-up aims to turn a waste stream from one value-added product—beer—into another: algal omega-3 oils.

The cost of GMO labeling? Less than a penny a day, says Consumers Union analysis

The cost to consumers of requiring labeling of genetically modified food is $2.30 per person annually, or less than a penny a day, says new analysis commissioned by Consumers Union,...

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GoodBelly teams up with Microwarriors documentary to advance public knowledge on probiotics

Leading probiotic juice brand GoodBelly is ‘confident’ its partnership with the Microwarriors documentary will help advance public knowledge about the benefits of probiotics.

NutraIngredients-USA’s Digestive Health Forum: 'Women aged 55-64 are the sweet spot for the market'

Younger women and men are the new targets for digestive health product manufacturers, with women aged 55-64 already dominating the market, according to experts at the NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum.

Emerging markets, infant formula drive H&W over €600bn

Ongoing bullish emerging markets and a strong infant formula sector have helped drive the global health wellness sector to $774bn (€614bn) this year, according to Euromonitor International.

Quote/unquote: Gut health, sports nutrition, and curcumin - The best of Bénéfiq 2014

We headed to Quebec City this week to attend the 2nd instalment of Bénéfiq, an international rendezvous on health ingredients, and we’ve plucked a few pearls of wisdom from the...

Special edition: LATAM

Inflation likely to moderate strong growth of supplements market in Argentina

The dietary supplement market in Argentina is thriving despite import barriers and economic uncertainty caused by inflation, according to a recent report by Euromonitor.  The forecast for the immediate future...

Special Edition: LATAM

The most important lessons for doing business in Latin America for dietary supplement companies

Being among the most dynamic regional markets in the world with double-digit growth, and with an increasing consumer demand, Latin America offers plenty of opportunities for dietary supplement companies.

Special Edition: LATAM

Mexico and Brazil: A tale of two very different supplement markets

They have dietary supplement markets of approximately equal value and growth, but with vastly different population sizes, market dynamics, and regulatory environments. As part of our special on LATAM, we...

Special Edition: LATAM

Hispanics are key opportunity for supplement marketers, Packaged Facts report says

Hispanic consumers are an area of untapped growth potential for dietary supplement marketers, according to a report from market research firms Packaged Facts.

In-house manufacturing becoming an important quality differentiator, NOW Foods CEO says

Consumers are increasingly sensitive to where products are made, and this has helped drive NOW Foods’ expansion of its in-house manufacturing capacity, said CEO Jim Emme.

Organic/natural acquisitions allow the food industry to align CSR messages with product portfolio: Euromonitor

Desires to align product portfolios with messages of corporate social responsibility are driving some of the M&A activity regarding organic and natural companies, says Euromonitor International.

NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014 round-table debate

Pro team nutritionist: We can’t get the sports nutrition products we need

The nutritional needs of professional athletes and the general sports playing population are clearly not the same but does the broad sports nutrition market reflect that diversity of need? The...

American Ginseng Advisory Panel formed to preserve the genetic diversity of wild botanical

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Foundation for Education and Research on Botanicals has formed the American Ginseng Advisory Panel, with the development of a national American ginseng germplasm collection...

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