Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - North AmericaEU edition

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.

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...

Life Extension’s Dr Michael Smith: ‘75% of Americans are taking supplements but they don’t know what they’re doing’

Between two-thirds and three quarters of Americans are taking supplements, but they need guidance about how they should be using supplements, says Michael Smith, MD, senior health scientist for Life...

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...

Probiotics, enzymes, and fiber are the ingredient categories to watch for M&A: NCN CEO

After much consolidation in the fish oil sector, probiotics, enzymes, and fiber could be the ingredient categories to watch moving forward for M&A activity, says the CEO of the Nutrition...

Fabricant leaves FDA, replaces Shaw as head of NPA

The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced this morning that Daniel Fabricant, PhD, will succeed John Shaw as chief executive officer of the organization effective immediately.  Shaw had tendered his resignation several...

Emerson Ecologics says new quality program will boost GMP compliance of brands it carries

Emerson Ecologics, which distributes a wide range of dietary supplements in the practictioner channel, has altered its quality program in a way that the company hopes will up the GMP...

Boomer retirees present continued huge opportunity, report says

Baby Boomers, who have driven the growth of the natural products and dietary supplements space in recent decades aren’t done yet. A recent report from the Natural Marketing Institute says...

EuroPharma founder: Nobody has given curcumin the attention that we have

Booming consumer demand for curcumin is driving an innovative but highly competitive supplier landscape, but Terry Lemerond, founder & president of EuroPharma,Inc., says his company has never talked down the competition,...

IPA World Congress, May 9-11 2014, Athens, Greece

Time to renovate your probiotic toolbox? IPA workshop explores how

Companies that manufacture probiotic products can learn much from other fast-moving-consumer-good (FMCG) firms like shower gel, pharmaceutical and smoothie makers in NPD, an expert says.

Herbalife's reticence cedes control of narrative to critics, consultant says

Network marketing giant Herbalife is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission and has gone dark from a communications standpoint. While such a strategy is understandable, it can have the...

New structure will create a 'more relevant' Twinlab, Tolworthy says

For Twinlab CEO Tom Tolworthy, a company's culture says a lot about its values.  And the structure of the company should reflect that, which is why he’s taking Twinlab in...

Wiley’s Finest CEO: ‘We’re elevating the conversation on sustainability and transparency on omega-3s’

Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil is growing rapidly from a small start two years ago, with the messages of sustainability, quality and being 100% USA resonating with American consumers,...

Swisse Wellness CEO: ‘We need natural health companies to have power’

The natural health category needs a power brand on a global scale to help further the spread of integrative medicine and health and wellness, says the CEO of Swisse Wellness.

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Events from partners...