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CoQ10 market expected to grow at 9.5% clip through 2024

The global market for CoQ10 was valued at $404 million in 2015, and could reach $1.36 billion by 2024, according to a report by Grand View Research.  The ingredient’s condition...

Network marketing companies have special compliance challenge, expert says

The very nature of network marketing means companies selling dietary supplements using this model must be extra vigilant when it comes to compliance, an expert says.

Omega Protein board urges shareholders to stay the course

Omega Protein’s Board of Directors is urging shareholders to stay the course on its diversification strategy despite entreaties to the contrary from an activist investor.

Report: Herbalife settles with FTC

Herbalife has reportedly reached a settlement in its case with the Federal Trade Commission.

TABS Analytics Vitamins & Minerals Study: Are heavy users in decline?

Heavy buyers of vitamin and mineral supplement products are in decline, according to new research from the TABS Analytics.

Functional & sparking bottled water sales are “very hot in the US,” analyst says

Once considered boring by many Americans, water is becoming a go-to beverage of choice thanks to innovative manufacturers that are adding to it carbonation, fruit flavors and functional ingredients that...

IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas

‘Amazing growth’ but regulatory climates complicate probiotic potential, says IPA chief

Regulatory confusion, inappropriate headlines, and scientific transparency are just three of the big issues affecting the probiotics sector, says the executive director of the International Probiotics Association.

US organic food & beverage sales rose 10.6% to $39.8bn in 2015, says OTA

US sales of organic food and drink surged 10.6% to $39.8bn in 2015, significantly ahead of the 3% growth in the overall food market, with some segments up more than...

News in brief

Bifodan expands US operations with new locations in California and Utah

Bifodan, a provider of probiotic solutions for the private label nutritional industry, announces a expansion of its global operations with two new offices in North America.

Special Edition: Contract Manufacturing

Are the regulations giving some sub-standard operators a competitive advantage over quality manufacturers?

The dietary supplements industry continues to grapple with the age-old issue of cost versus quality as regulatory issues increase the cost of compliance for manufacturers, say industry experts.

Industry Voices - Ewa Hudson, Head of Health and Wellness at Euromonitor International

Emerging markets: Where is the growth in fortified and functional confectionery?

Global business intelligence provider Euromonitor International casts an eye over the global market for fortified and functional confectionery.


The heart health market: All in the same vein?

Those that visited this year’s Vitafoods conference in Geneva would not have failed to notice the growing range of products claiming to support cardiovascular health, in one shape or another....


Geneva convention: Vitamin K2 leaders meet to discuss quality & collaboration

Vitamin K2 leaders like NattoPharma and Kappa Bioscience met with others in the sector from India and east Asia in Geneva last week with the aim of developing a common...

CV Sciences forges ahead with CBD development despite regulatory uncertainties

Ground breaking CBD firm CV Sciences is seeking to shed the stigma of what one executive called “the most controversial plant in the history of our industry.”

Omega Protein rejects investor's assertion that diversification strategy has failed

Omega-3 supplier Omega Protein has conceded a point in its tussle with an activist investor by agreeing to nominate for a election a board member put forward by the investor,...

Kefir can compete with Greek yogurt says Lifeway CEO as sales rise

US supplier of kefir cultured dairy products Lifeway Foods is expanding with probiotics supplements, and hopes to take over from the Greek yogurt sector, investors heard at the first quarter...

Trendspotting at the Healthy & Natural Show: From cold-pressed babyfood to banana water

Missed the inaugural Healthy & Natural Show at Chicago's Navy Pier? Check out our trendwatching gallery from the show, which provided a platform for a range of innovative brands, from...

dispatches from vitafoods 2016

IPA 'rebirth' sees probiotic membership surge

The International Probiotics Association (IPA) has seen a membership swell this year as old faces return and new faces come on board.

Hemp food and personal care US retail sales estimated at $283 million

According toThe Hemp Industries Association (HIA), total retail sales of hemp food, supplements, and body care products in the US in 2015 approached $283 million. With auto parts, building materials...

Do fermented foods contain probiotics? Not necessarily, says Ganeden

Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and yogurts containing ‘live and active cultures’ are healthy and tasty, but they are not necessarily packed with probiotics, says Ganeden Inc, the...

Microbes and methane combine to form sustainable omega-3 source

A new method using microbes and methane could provide a high-quality, sustainable supply of omega-3 fatty acids and ease pressure on vulnerable fish stocks.

Investor takes Cyanotech to task over astaxanthin supply

An investment firm that now owns almost 13% of the stock of Cyanotech is announcing an effort to push the company to speed up the process of bringing additional astaxanthin supply...

NOW Foods CEO: Transparency is key facet of brand equity

Transparency has become a watchword among dietary supplement companies. Jim Emme, president of NOW Foods, said it is one of the founding principles of his company.

What to watch in functional beverages

Functional beverages are tapping into consumer interest in health and wellness, but consumers are increasingly discerning and demand drinks deliver on their promises. 

And the winners of this year's NutraIngredients Awards are...

About 250 industry enthusiasts gathered last night to hear the winners of this year’s NutraIngredients Awards, which included Roquette, Amazing Grains and Lycored. 

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