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Sleep: Consumers are looking for natural alternatives, but what's holding the category back?

The overall sleep aid category is growing at an eye-watering 27% and is expected to hit $732 million in 2018, but natural products and dietary supplements only occupy a small...

Leading British herbal organizations endorse Botanical Adulterants Educational Program

The National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH) and the British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA) have thrown their support behind the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program.

Sales of pediatric supplements, probiotics & protein rise, Euromonitor says

Ongoing consumer interest in preventive health and wellness is expanding into new niches of the dietary supplement market and driving growth of pediatric products, probiotics, protein and new combination products,...

Food Vision 2015 programme unveiled

The Food Vision 2015 programme centres on the theme of responsible innovation, and includes parallel sessions on food and nutrition for the first time.

Convenience stores emerge as health food destination

More consumers are seeking healthy foods and beverages at convenience stores, creating an opportunity in a previously often overlooked channel for manufacturers of these products to expand their reach, according...

Special edition: Blood sugar management

Glycaemic (GI) foods remain in obesity-diabetes niche but claims are changing game

Foods that help moderate blood sugar activity are gaining more traction with diabetics, the overweight and the obese – with new EU claims backing their promise to control hunger impulses....

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NPA ends 2014 with 13 new members in December

The Natural Products Association welcomed 13 new members in December 2014, bringing the total since CEO Fabricant’s return earlier in 2014 to 180.

Amway solidifies position in energy drink market with acquisition of XS Energy brand

Direct selling giant Amway is solidifying its position in the energy drink market with the acquisition of XS Energy brand. Details of the deal were not disclosed, but a co-founder...

4 factors to evaluate the potential impact of a health claim

Positive health claims, such as those touting the benefits of a food, diet or quality, more effectively motivate the general public than negative or fear-based claims that attempt to scare...

Taking vitamins among consumers' top health choices for 2015, CRN survey shows

Taking vitamins is among the top commitments Americans are making to maintaining their health in 2015, a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition shows. 

Neptune to focus on cutting costs, shoring up supply arrangements now that production has reached pre-fire level

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources trimmed its year-over-year net loss by more than $3 million in its third quarter earnings statement.  For the future the company said it plans to focus...

Sampling firm Bulu Box uses vast trove of data to help cricket protein start-up

Before a new food comes to market, the idea of that new food must be planted and pruned. How to fashion that idea so that it has the best chance...

Monster & Red Bull among brands attacked for 'declining to commit to restrict marketing to under 18s'

Energy drink companies unwilling to protect teenagers, say US senators

The majority of the energy drinks market is unwilling to commit to protecting adolescents, according to a report by three US Senators.

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CRN starts 2015 with 6 new members

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has welcomed six new companies to its membership roster.

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UNPA: On a host of issues, it's back to the future in 2015

On the cusp of its 30th anniversary, there’s been a lot of talk about the look forward provided by the 1985 movie, Back to the Future. A similar look back at the...

NutraIngredients-USA: What’s on our special edition calendar for 2015?

From blood sugar management to an in-depth look at the retail sector, inflammation, outsourcing, and the latest trends in sports nutrition and immune support, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2015 editorial calendar of special...

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GOED: Planting positive messages in consumers' minds only way to quell overheated media climate that fosters sensational headlines

Inflammation defines the era we live in today. I do not mean inflammation as it relates to health, instead I am referring to the inflammation of information and how consumers...

NutraIngredients-USA predicts top industry influences in 2015

As the New Year begins, NutraIngredients-USA predicts the top challenges and opportunities for the US dietary supplements industry in the year ahead.

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Fancy fats, digestive health & pumpkin: CHFA lists its top 5 trends for Canadian health food consumers

Avocado oil, fermentation, non-GMOs… the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has some interesting trend for Canadians when shopping at their local health food store in 2015.

Expansion in Latin America helps fuel sports brand SDC Nutrition's rapid growth

SDC Nutrition, a producer of sports nutrition products, has seen growth in Latin American markets help to push the company to the rank of the fastest growing manufacturer based in...

Outsourcing, bone & joint health, LATAM, functional foods: lessons from 2014's special editions part 2

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. ...

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GNC inks exclusive e-commerce partnership with Shape & Men’s Fitness publisher

Supplement retailing giant GNC is teaming up with American Media, Inc. for an exclusive, multi-year ecommerce partnership on Shape, Men’s Fitness, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, and...

‘Protein is the hottest functional food ingredient trend in the United States’: Packaged Facts

Weight management, heart health, and digestive health are the top opportunities for functional food and beverage formulators, with growth in the sector driven by increasingly health-conscious consumers, says a new...

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...