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From the financial performance of ingredients companies to mergers and acquisitions that could impact supply or prices, we provide full details of all the latest financial news from companies operating in this dynamic market sector.

ChromaDex posts sales rise amid continued losses, sluggish stock price

ChromaDex has reported a rapid rise in sales driven mainly by its Niagen ingredient.  But the company continues to post losses, and the stock price has failed to recover from...

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. 

Updated: Aker finally achieving necessary scale in krill business, CEO says

If you want to play in the krill game, you have to go big, says Aker BioMarine CEO Matts Johansen. And after years of development and investment, Aker BioMarine is...

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.

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.

Vitamin Shoppe responds to domestic slowdown with overseas expansion

As part of its reinvention campaign, The Vitamin Shoppe is accelerating its overseas expansion and is rationalizing domestic distribution with a new facility in Arizona.

Omega Protein starts dividend program

Omega Protein has come through the tumult of a proxy fight and has announced a plan to distribute some of the cash generated by the business to shareholders via dividends....

Concern verges on panic in supplement industry over Trump's China trade stance

President elect Donald Trump campaigned on a program of redressing what he characterized as wrongs in the trade relationship between the United States and China. That stance, and his choice...

GNC to overhaul in-store experience in bid to halt sales slide

Supplement retailing giant GNC will hit the reset button on its customer experience by closing all of its corporate-owned stores for one day next week to install new checkout terminals...

Celebrity endorsements matter to Millennial men buying dietary supplements, says Packaged Facts

Compared to women, men are more likely to buy nutritional supplements endorsed by a celebrity, says a report by Packaged Facts.

Natural Grocers same store sales disappoint; guidance for 2017 ratcheted down

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage continues to grow, but increased competition has the company becoming tied ever more firmly to its strategy of aggressive growth in the number of stores.

Vitamin Shoppe to revamp outlets as 'wellness' locations, restricts expansion plans

Vitamin Shoppe is embarking on a plan to revamp existing stores as  ‘wellness locations’ with in-store beverage bars, sampling counters and the possible addition of perishable items. The plan also...

Survey finds consumers are cautious, which could put pressure on supplement margins

Consumers are likely to be cautious in spending during the holidays and into the new year, a new consumer research survey has found. While there is still good support for...

GNC's revenues drop 8%; stock price dives by 25%

GNC lost a quarter of its market capitalization Thursday as its stock price plunged after a disappointing third quarter earnings report. 

There aren't enough women making decisions at supplement companies, and that hurts growth, advocates say

There aren’t as many women in decision making roles in at dietary supplement companies as some prominent women in the field thought might be the case when they first joined...

GNC could be the next supplement firm to be taken into Chinese ownership

GNC could become the latest vitamin and supplement firm to have Chinese owners, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the company has met with several interested parties.

DuPont reports first positive sales numbers in several quarters

DuPont reported higher earnings on improved margins even as sales figures were hurt by foreign currency headwinds as a planned merger with Dow Chemical Co moves forward.

Herbalife agrees to $200 million fine, restructuring to settle FTC case

Herbalife announced today it has agreed to $200 million in compensation and to restructure its business practices to settle an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.

Bad weather deflates Cyanotech's earnings

Bad weather that damaged algae production significantly depressed Cyanotech’s earnings performance in 2016, the company announced recently.

Crisis plan needs to extend to financial risk too, ChromaDex learns

Having a crisis communications plan in place to deal with allegations of financial impropriety is a must for a public company, as ChromaDex Corp recently learned to its chagrin.

MusclePharm countersues, saying Capstone couldn't deliver products on time

Sports nutrition company MusclePharm has filed a countersuit in its dispute with contract manufacturer Capstone Nutrition. MusclePharm alleges Capstone was unable to manufacture products on time.

Federal report on alternative health understates impact of supplements, CRN says

A recent communication from two federal agencies paints a promising picture of Americans’ allegiance to alternative health approaches but may understate how big a part dietary supplements play.

ChromaDex stock slide caused by 'baseless' allegations, CEO says

ChromaDex Corp has been the target of a short seller whose allegations against the company caused the company’s stock price to stagger. CEO Frank Jaksch called the attack ‘baseless.’

Perrigo unloads US supplements business to contract manufacturer

Perrigo has unloaded its US supplements business, with International Vitamin Corporation stepping up as buyer. The deal was seen by one observer as another step in the concentration of US-based...

Stauber gets off to roaring start with Hawkins

Another company has reported success with an acquisition in the dietary supplements ingredients space as Hawkins, Inc. reported strong earnings growth attributed in part to its purchase of Stauber.

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