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Manufacturer insights

How do you differentiate supplements in a busy market place, and who are the big players? NutraIngredients-USA brings you the latest news and developments from the leading dietary supplement manufacturers.

News in brief

Arsenal FC scores speaking slot at Sports Nutrition 2014

Sports Nutrition 2014 explores the market and future opportunities for the sports nutrition industry, valued at more than $30bn globally, and you can join the action for free!

Europharma debuts glutathione supplement featuring patented French technology to boost bioavailability

EuroPharma has launched a patented, more bioavailable form of glutathione in the US market, the firm announced recently. With the announcement, the firm joins a number of companies advertsing their...

Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

Russia has amended its ‘total embargo’ on western food imports to exclude dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral mixes, protein concentrates and dietary fibers.

Nosco: Beating the ‘boring’ connotation in supplement packaging

In its simplest form, dietary supplement packaging serves two basic functions: protecting and selling the product inside. 

CRN-I aims for new audience with supplement quality seminar set in Australia

The Council for Responsible Nutrition — International will reach a new audience with its annual supplement quality seminar with this year’s event set for Brisbane, Australia in October.

Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

The restructuring of Twinlab is complete, as the entity Twinlab Consolidation Corporation has concluded its first deal, the acquisition of Twinlab Corporation itself.

FitLife Brands maintains impressive growth with strong second quarter

FitLife Brands, maker of nutritional supplements sold under several brand names, has bucked the headwinds that have afflicted the dietary supplement sector in recent quarters, notching an 18% rise in...

New trade organization forms with mission to define what 'natural' means

A new trade organization has formed with the mission to define what 'natural' means.  The nascent Organic and Natural Health Alliance (ONHA) plans to go about defining that attribute in...

Europe's largest thin film manufacturer looks to make splash in US market

BioFilm Ltd., a Scottish manufacturer of thin dissolving films, is expanding its offerings into the US, believing that it has the production and formulation capability to transform what has been...

News in brief

Herbalife misses profit estimates, share price plunges

Herbalife's share price dropped sharply yesterday as the company reported second quarter earnings that missed analysts’ estimates.  Shares dropped 11% almost immediately on the news and declined further in early...

Churning out new, good news can help dilute past bad marks such as a warning letter, experts say

Bad news has acquired a long shelf life in the age of the Internet. Companies that are involved in regulatory actions, such as receiving FDA warning letters, need to develop...

Application of true liposomes restricted by cost, manufacturer says

Liposomal technology would seem to offer huge advantages for the many hard-to-absorb ingredients that pepper the dietary supplement marketplace.  But the high cost of the technology has retarded its growth...

Is Danone feeling the need for Mead?

 Danone shares rose today as rumours strengthened the French dairy giant would sell its medical and paediatric nutrition business (Nutricia), but is the firm streamlining its activities around its core...

Canadian firm Naturally Splendid latest to get into Colorado CBD game

Canadian company Naturally Splendid, which has long experience in hemp production, is the latest to move toward marketing a dietary supplement based on cannabidiol (CBD), a non-narcotic fraction of the...

DASCA, smart prevention, and Dr Oz: Highlights from CRN’s ‘Day on the Hill’

The Council for Responsible Nutrition took its ‘tale of two industries’ to Capitol Hill this week for senior level meetings and briefings with key lawmakers, with steroids, weight loss products,...

Russian-led customs union offers big opportunity for made-in-US products, consultant says

Hidden within the current turmoil surrounding US-Russia relations, frayed over events in Ukraine, lies an opportunity for US dietary supplement firms: a large and thriving market with a thirst for...

Experts advise supplement companies to carefully review labels in wake of POM ruling

Dietary supplement manufacturers need to take a hard look at their labels and marketing messages in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in the POM vs Coca-Cola case, experts...

Functional foods forum participant says the move toward organic is an unstoppable groundswell

Natural and organic is the future of functional food and food in general, according to MetaBrandCEO Eric Schnell.  Schnell is a panelist in an upcoming NutraIngredients-USA online forum title "Trends...

NutraClick CEO: We’re playing at a unique intersection of tech and natural products

With over 100 products available direct to consumer and in retail, NutraClick’s targeted digital marketing strategy is proving to be hugely successful, and long-form educational content is a key component...

Tangled Chinese regs cost US supplement firms $8 billion in lost exports, report says

China’s confusing thicket of regulations has some real costs for American dietary supplement companies.  A report from an industry association has calculated the costs of those regulations in terms of...

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Safe sports nutrition product use is a reality. So are global sports federation rebuttals increasingly ‘outdated’?

Contamination concerns mean most athletic and sporting federations advise against them despite near-ubiquitous use among top athletes and sportspeople. Busted doped athletes continue to finger them. But sports nutrition products...

Crowd-funding: SmartyPants raises an additional $2.2 million, but how are other supplement start-ups doing?

SmartyPants Vitamins has just announced that it has closed a $2.2 million second round of financing via CircleUp, bringing their crowdfunding total to $4.7 million, but what separates this company...

NBTY launches line of non GMO supplements

NBTY is introducing a line of non-GMO supplements, the Long Island-based manufacturing giant announced yesterday. The line, called Nature’s Origin, also features a gluten- and irradiation-free positioning.

Corporate restructuring called for to alleviate persistent practice of lab shopping

Dry labbing and lab shopping are problems that persist in the dietary supplements industry, according to Frank Jaksch, CEO of ChromaDex.  It is still all too easy for a company...

POM v Coke at the Supreme Court: Who came out on top?

POM Wonderful and Coca-Cola both got a grilling at the Supreme Court on Monday as they traded blows in a false advertising case, but while the justices seemed to give...