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Polyphenols, probiotics, delivery systems and sports nutrition: key lessons from 2014's special editions

From polyphenols and prebiotics to a focus on Latin America, healthy aging and functional foods, NutraIngredients-USA’s special editions have set traffic records because of their in-depth coverage and exclusive content. ...

Reaching beyond athletes will drive sales of protein drinks

Consumer interest in health and wellness and on-the-go food continue to fuel growth in the nutritional drink category, but manufacturers could take sales even higher by targeting older and non-athletic...


Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it....

The 10 key events of 2014… Our editors' selections

As we enter the twilight days of 2014 the editors of NutraIngredients-USA become a reflective bunch. A lot of things happened this year, and here is our top 10 of...

Associations’ 2014 takeaways on politics, consumer outreach and personalized medicine

The leaders of the five trade organizations most closely associated with the dietary supplement industry offered their input to NutraIngredients-USA on what the big lessons industry should learn from the...

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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

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Overcoming the hurdles of importing nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals into Canada

Recent changes to the natural products sector in Canada have introduced more hurdles for companies entering that marketplace, but opportunities abound. In this guest article, Steven Page, president of Stalco,...

The biggest rise was in products making non-GMO or GMO-free claims

Non-GMO, gluten-free, Kosher, vegan, all-natural… What can we learn from claims made on new products in the US in 2014?

Non-GMO, Kosher, gluten-free, ethical, environmentally-friendly, lactose-free, vegan, no additives/preservatives, and on-the-go claims are all gaining more traction on US food labels; while growth in ‘all-natural’- antioxidant- and low/no/reduced sugar/sodium/fat claims...

Herbalife touts strong compliance record on product claims despite Ackman's video attack

Activist investor Bill Ackman has released a new video attack that takes nutritional products network marketing giant Herbalife to task over non-compliant disease treatment claims made for the products on...

Supplement usage holding steady, CRN survey finds

Supplement usage continues to hold steady in the United States, according to the most recent survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition. According to the survey, 68% of all US...

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NPA welcomes new retail and supply members

The Natural Products Association (NPA) has welcomed 11 new members to its ranks, with the companies coming from across the US and from as far afield as Trinidad and India.

Innovation, retailer shifts, and sustainability: Highlights from NIU’s Business Leaders Forum, Part 2

The lack of clarity over the new dietary ingredient (NDI) guidance is stifling innovation in dietary supplements, says the CEO of NOW Health Group.

News in brief

UNPA adds five more associate members

UNPA membership growth is continuing with the company adding five more associate members to its ranks.

Guest article

Crisis management & communication: Prioritize your audience and put the regulators at the top of the list, says expert

A crisis communication and issues management plan is something every company should have but never wants to use. Chris Thomas, President of Intrepid, is a crisis management veteran, and, despite...

DSHEA, the media, & certifying manufacturers: Highlights from the NIU's Business Leaders Forum, Part 1

The dietary supplements industry needs to engage with journalists to change the conversation and not run ad campaigns about media reporting, says the CEO of SmartyPants, Inc.

The NutraIngredients-USA Business Leaders’ Forum: One day to go!

The media, sports nutrition, DSHEA at 20, gummies, and stalled innovation - just some of the topics that will be discussed at tomorrow's NutraIngredients-USA Business Leaders’ Forum 2014. Senior executives from...

Dispatches from Hi Europe

‘Artificial’ caffeine is becoming a blacklisted ingredient: Mintel

With changes to labelling laws and a ban on sales to under 18s in Lithuania, ‘artificial’ caffeine is fast becoming one of the top ingredients in the health firing line,...

‘Impacting industry in a meaningful way’: NPA and UL announce education alliance for GMPs, claims and more

The Natural Products Association (NPA) and UL are partnering on a new education alliance to ‘raise the bar’ for dietary supplement manufacturers, distributors, auditors, retailers and other industry stakeholders.

CRN infographic: The dietary supplement consumer

The healthy consumer: Supplement users list overall wellness and balanced diets among top characteristics

American adults taking dietary supplements are, in general, a healthy bunch, according to data from the CRN 2014 Annual Consumer Survey. The results challenge claims by critics that consumers see...


Stevia sweetness + new health benefits: Mintel analyst sees future potential

Mintel says the presence of nutritionally beneficial compounds could see stevia-based sweeteners of the future that combine functional benefits as well as calorie-free sweetness.

Hi Europe 2014 - Tweet by tweet

Leaders in the European functional food and welness industry have come together in Amsterdam to showcase the latest insights, scienctific research and technological innovations in the industry. We bring you...

Plenty of stretch left in omega-3s supply, says BASF as it moves increasingly toward concentrates

The omega-3s market is moving toward ever higher concentrations, and BASF is convinced there is ample supply to bear the increased demand on raw material.

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...

Sales of loose and bagged tea up 5.9% in 2013, hitting $1.8 billion, ABC report finds

Sales of herbal and other teas increased by 5.9% in the United States in 2013, capping off a decade of solid growth, according to a market report by the American...

Natural Grocers notches $521 million in sales in fiscal 2014, sets sights on 100-store goal in 2015

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reported strong revenue growth for the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. Net sales grew by 17.8% over the same period in 2014 and...

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