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Trade organization forms to foster non-GMO certification for supplements

A new trade organization - the Coalition for Supplement Sustainability (CSS) - has formed primarily out of a need to identify a way for supplement manufacturers to deal with non-GMO...

6 days to go! NIU’s Cognitive Health Online Summit to lifestages, market dynamics and key ingredients

How does Abbott Nutrition design cognitive health products for key lifestages? Where are the knowledge gaps for omega-3s and brain health? How much science is there behind the main ingredients?...

NBTY's acquisition of Dr Organic mirrors trend in supplement industry toward personal care

Dietary supplement manufacturing giant NBTY has acquired UK skincare line Dr Organic, a move that mirrors a trend in the supplement industry toward higher margin personal care offerings.

Cognitive Health Quiz: Do you know your DHA from your PhosphatidylSerine?

Do you know which ingredient has a FDA qualified health claim for reducing the risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia in the elderly? What percentage of the total carotenoids in...

‘Omega-3s: Always a Good Idea’ posts positive results but did not fully return the market to growth

An integrated marketing campaign to change the conversation on omega-3s and reverse declining sales has contributed to a 3% improvement in year-over-year monthly unit sales in the food/drug/mass channel, says GOED....

More grab-and-go, high-protein breakfast items needed to fight chronic diseases, researcher says

New research showing high protein breakfasts can prevent weight gain, curb hunger pangs and stabilize glucose levels reveals unmet needs in the marketplace and opportunities for packaged food manufacturers, according...

Excessive workout supplement use: An emerging eating disorder in men?

More gym going men are turning to over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to help sculpt better bodies – but with nearly 30% of gym-goers concerned about overuse, some researchers believe it may...

Mannatech joins network marketing trend where Asia is primary growth driver

Mannatech, a Texas-based network marketing company selling dietary supplements, is becoming part of the trend in the direct selling industry where most of the growth is occurring in Asia.

87% of consumers globally think non-GMO is ‘healthier’. But where’s the evidence?

A large consumer study* from market researcher Health Focus International spanning 16 major consumer markets includes this pretty jaw-dropping statistic: 87% of consumers globally think non-GMO foods are ‘somewhat’, or...

Nutrigenomix expands access to personalized nutrition, outlines opportunities for manufacturers

University of Toronto start-up Nutrigenomix is a pioneer in the personalized nutrition space that is helping consumers understand how variations in their genes influence their bodies’ response to food, beverages...

Snacks now comprise 50% of all eating occasions

Eating alone, continuous snacking and the slow death of the primary shopper: 10 things you need to know about the changing American consumer

American households - and eating habits - are changing, and food marketers need to catch up, says the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in its 2015 US Grocery Shopper Trends report....

Alternative proteins, delivery tech dominate M&A activity; supplements trail off

The Nutrition Capital Network reports that mergers and acquisitions activity in branded natural and organic food & beverage companies is on a record-setting pace for 2015. In addition, NCN reports...

IRI research gives insight into how to market to Millennials, characterized as world's first 'digital natives'

Millennials are the first generation that has been switched on since birth. So while that means they are more sophisticated digitally, they are also more opinionated, too, something that marketers...

Cost-benefit analysis supports CRN’s call to add iodine to prenatal supplements

New research revealing the extent and cost of iodine deficiency among pregnant women underscores the importance of dietary manufacturers including at least 150 mcg of iodine in daily prenatal multivitamins...

In the year 2020: Global nutraceuticals market to be worth €35bn; 7% annual growth forecast

Botanicals are the fastest growing nutraceutical ingredient class in a category being driven by ageing populations around the world, a report has found.

Herbalife seems to be emerging from shadow of investigation

Network marketing giant Herbalife reported better-than-expected profitability on its second quarter 2015 earnings despite currency fluctuations that depressed overall net sales.  The company also said that the negative publicity surrounding...

Food brands, non profits offered chance to engage with hundreds of bloggers at upcoming event

An event in late September will bring natural and organic food brands and thought leaders together with hundreds of bloggers.  It’s the first such event of its kind, organizers said....

Vitamin Shoppe pivots toward functional foods, personal care amid soft supplement sales

In a climate of soft dietary supplement sales Vitamin Shoppe endured what CEO Colin Watts called a “difficult quarter.” The company is embarking on a new course that will see it pivot...

Special edition: Protein

Mainstream keen on protein foods (but supplements still rule)

Protein has been hot for some years and shows no sign of abating in the near future as diet trends flip in protein’s favour from largely discredited low-fat to lower-carb/higher-protein regimes and...

Special edition: Protein

Vegethletics: Are you running on plants?

The ‘no meat athlete’ movement is showing that animal protein isn’t the only track available to sportspeople – and in turn this is smashing old perceptions about what it is...

Natural Grocers nears 100th store landmark

As Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage nears its 60th birthday, the company is nearing another milestone, too; the company is slated to open its 100th store this month, CEO Kemper...

GNC revenues stall as company weans itself from promotion-heavy culture

GNC Holdings, whose revenue has been under pressure in recent quarters, delivered another mildly disappointing report for its second quarter 2015 earnings. Same-store sales were down and manufacturing revenues were...

How are herbal supplement sales post NY AG? Better than last year...

Sales of herbal formula supplements are up almost 13% compared to the same time last year, according to new data from SPINS provided to NutraIngredients-USA.

CircleUp teams up with Amazon Launchpad to boost exposure for food entrepreneurs

A new agreement between Amazon Launchpad and select CircleUp portfolio companies promises to “promote consumer discoverability”, and give entrepreneurs significant support and advice from the online retailing giant.

News in brief

Herbalife sees another 'pyramid scheme' lawsuit dismissed

Network marketing giant Herbalife has survived another lawsuit with the dismissal of a suit that hinged on whether the company was forthright enough to investors about its business practices.