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Herbal supplements all too often ignore underlying principles, experts say

Fitting ingredients that come out of traditional medical systems into the modern marketplace can be a fraught exercise, experts say.

Revealed: The single biggest Indian health concern offering vast functional food and drink potential…

India’s tired citizens may just be the key to unlock a new market for functional food and drink formulations. 

Company to sell 60% stake in Dairy Ireland to Irish co-op

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

Glanbia reported better than expected growth in 2016 with performance nutrition driving revenue and profits, said the firm as it announced the part sell-off of its Irish dairy business. 

GAO argues again that the US should unite the 19 agencies that oversee food safety under one system

Citing an uptick in multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks and their high cost to consumers and manufacturers alike, the Government Accountability Office reiterates its 40-year argument for a single, unified food...

Chinese investment in supplements expected to continue: NCN

The US investment community has only a limited interest in investing in or acquiring dietary supplement brands, but interest in the sector from Chinese investors is expected to continue, says...

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

All mouth and some action: Oral probiotics still in infancy but promise is there

The emergence of probiotics in oral health has led to an acceleration of research into these friendly bacteria as a potential functional ingredient in gum and mints. 

Precedent setting: The development and legacy of the GOED monograph

The early 2000s were a time of health claims success and growing consumer awareness around the benefits of omega-3s, but concerns over quality in the sector spurred stakeholders to work...

GNC revenues off 9.4% in year-end report

The price of GNC shares hit a 52-week low after the company announced disappointing year-end earnings.

Bone broth sales more than tripled in 2016, albeit off a very small base

The bone broth category (shelf-stable and refrigerated) is pretty small in the scheme of things, but it’s growing rapidly, with US retail sales more than tripling to $19.7m in the...

Special Edition: Blood Sugar Management

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels and keeping them in the healthy range. In this gallery we look at...

To prep for April public launch, Supplement OWL site gets a few tweaks

The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) website has been updated to include easier data input instructions, streamlining the data population process for the first industry-wide registry of finished products.

NPA announces Informed Choice partnership to boost sports certifications

The Natural Products Association is promoting a partnership with sports certifier Informed Choice to offer ‘preferential access’ to members who want to go through the certification process.

Cyanotech's sales rise slightly as Costco expansion boosts BioAstin

Hawaii-based astaxanthin and spirulina manufacturer Cyanotech reported a slight rise in sales but a significant increase in net loss in a recent earnings report.

Vitamin vending machines: Is this the future for supplements retailing in APAC?

The man who has launched Australia’s first store selling vitamins solely via vending machines wants to launch hundreds more in locations across the country, while also expanding to overseas markets...

Developing plan to target specific markets makes best use of PR, experts say

Being focused in your goals and being available for media professionals after the distribution of a press release are some of the key elements in making PR work for your...

UPDATE

Has Whole Foods lost its mojo?

As natural and organic goes mainstream, Whole Foods’ differentiator is, well, not that different from the rest of the market anymore, says one retail analyst.

Highlights from Probiota 2017 in Berlin

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

A debate is brewing over what exactly constitutes a prebiotic, and whether the established definition needs to be updated. NutraIngredients spoke with leading researcher Professor Bob Rastall to find out...

Amway's sales drop 7%, extending 3-year decline

Direct selling giant Amway has reported a third year of declining revenue. Sales in 2016 declined 7% to $8.8 billion, with a big drop in China driving the slide.

China probe propels Usana stock price slide

Usana Health Sciences’ shares declined as the company reported disappointing earnings and announced an internal investigation of its business in mainland China.

HIA sues the DEA: ‘Stop treating hemp as something illicit’

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has filed a motion to hold the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in contempt of court for disregarding a 2004 ruling that hemp fiber, stalk, sterilized seed and oil...

February New Product Launches: From L-Carnitine drink to protein cake bites

In this month's round-up of recently launched products, committing to New Year’s Resolutions was still the name of the game: Sports nutrition brands have launched...

Protein holds steady in 2017 but consumers become more sophisticated in their demands

Protein shows no sign of petering out in 2017 with many consumers still listing it as an “ideal attribute” for fortification across categories and an ever-growing list of sources from...

US ranks near the bottom globally for nutrition, sustainability & food waste

Perhaps not surprising, but disappointing nonetheless to environmental, health and nutrition advocates is new research that ranks the US dead last, or very near the bottom, out of 25 countries...

Data from Nielsen's Global Health and Ingredient Sentiment Survey

'Consumers want to eat more healthfully, but they can’t do it alone': Nielsen expert

Around 70% of consumers around the globe (60% of Americans) said they actively make dietary choices to help prevent health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol, according to...

Supplement sales buoy Natural Grocers during revenue slowdown

Sales of dietary supplements was a bright spot for Natural Grocers in what was otherwise a disappointing earnings report.

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