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Growth in China, stagnation in US means Usana is now 'essentially an Asian company,' analyst says

Usana Health Sciences recorded a sales decline in the United States in its Q3 2014 earnings statement that was more than offset by rapid growth in China. The numbers have...

‘Exploring the frontiers of innovation’: Food Vision USA to inspire food business leaders on cutting-edge technologies, trends and opportunities

Chicago will host the first ever Food Vision USA event in September 2015, bringing together senior figures in business strategy, R&D and marketing from established players and rising stars in...

GNC CEO: ‘We're going to be offering far more plant-based and nature-based proteins in our store’

Supplements retailing giant GNC is undertaking a ‘reset’ with an increased focus on natural, organic and vegan-vegetarian consumers, while also boosting its plant protein offerings, says the company’s new CEO....

Streamlined operations, new product launch help Innophos prosper despite depressed sales

Specialty phosphate producer Innophos suffered sales declines in its third quarter of 2014 as the company struggled with a supply shortage for a key feedstock and some weakness in the...

FDA warns consumers about mixing supplements and medications

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer update to warn of the potential interactions between prescriptions and OTC medications and dietary supplements.

Hangover beverage debuts in Las Vegas

A new energy drink is seeking a middle path in the sphere, trying to find space between the shot market and bigger serving size cans. Called Last Shot, the product...

Experts not surprised steroid-tainted supplements lingered on market following recalls

A recent study found that numerous recalled supplements lingered on the market for months or even years after their recall dates. The nature of recalls supplies part of the reason...

Ganeden gets foreign ingredient approvals to boost growth

Probiotic ingredient supplier Ganeden Biotech is expanding its horizons, and is looking to foreign markers for additional growth.

Special edition: Healthy Aging

Quality of life, aging with grace, and sleep: Experts give insights into ‘healthy aging’

Healthy aging, anti-aging, the quest for a fountain of youth: The desire to stay young for as long as possible has accompanied humans throughout history, but what does healthy aging...

Special edition: healthy ageing

Half of UK seniors take daily supplements, say analysts

Seniors are determined to stay active and healthy as the global population ages, according to Canadean and Mintel analysts.

Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

Special edition: Healthy Aging

Weight management, cognition, and joints: The key conditions driving healthy aging

Healthy aging is all about living a healthier life for longer, a catch all for physical and mental health. But which are the health conditions really driving the category and...

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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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