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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.

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Regular Girl achieves non GMO certification on prebiotic/probiotic supplement

Regular Girl, a supplement that mixes Taiyo’s Sunfiber prebiotic ingredient with probiotics, has met the requirements for a Non GMO Project Verified seal, the ingredient manufacturer announced recently. 

Ingredient Identity offers pay as you go QA plan for virtual organizations

Consulting firm Ingredient Identity has launched an outsourced quality assurance solution that could help smaller companies demonstrate better—and more cost effective—compliance in this important function.

Neptune pivots away from krill oil supply toward becoming a 'solutions provider'

On the heels of a positive earnings release, krill oil supplier Neptune has announced a refocus of the company and its brands to reflect that the company goes far beyond...

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Milk Specialties management teams with equity firm in buyout

The management team of Milk Specialities Global has partnered with a private equity firm to acquire the assets of the company, it was announced yesterday.

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.

Omega Protein shareholders elect Wynnefield's slate of board candidates

The management of Omega Protein Corporation has lost its defensive battle with Wynnefield Capital as the investment’s firm’s preferred board nominees were overwhelmingly elected by shareholders on Tuesday. ...

Vitamin Shoppe rolls out new pea protein chips by i won! nationwide

With 20 grams of pea protein a pack, i won! chips are poised to sweep a nation of consumers lured by a plant-based diet and an active lifestyle.

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...

JW Nutritionals expands, riding the wave of a 'changed' sports nutrition sphere

Texas-based contract manufacturer JW Nutritionals is riding a wave of demand with the opening of a new facility in Plano.

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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IPA & Probiota Americas partnership set to break records this week

Chicago will witness the biggest ever meeting of experts from the global pre- and probiotics industry, running today (May 31) until Thursday (June 2). The combined IPA World Congress and...

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Nellson adds bar manufacturing capacity in Canada

Nutrition bar and powder specialist Nellson is expanding its production capacity at one of its Canadian plants and its consolidating the management of its Canadian operations.

Nutraceutical International chugs along fueled by latest acquisitions

Nutraceutical International Corporation continues to make good on its acquisition strategy by posting a 7.4% net sales gain for its second quarter.

Capstone files $65 million breach of contract suit against MusclePharm

Capstone Nutrition has sued MusclePharm for breach of contract, stating in its complaint that “MusclePharm has essentially turned Capstone into its bank.”

Special Edition: Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturers compete in crowded field on quality, price, dosage form familiarity

Contract manufacturers bring a range of capabilities to the table, from pricing advantages based on scale, to expertise with certain market niches or dosage forms, to a reputation for top...

Data dive, hands-on approach both advocated as trend spotting methods

What drives new trends? Is this best discovered seeing them unfold in real time at hands of innovators, or are they better discerned via a deep dive into marketing data? ...

Vegan meal replacement makers want to reach underserved populations by using hip hop tie-in

VeganSmart, a plant-based line of meal replacements, is penetrating areas plagued with malnutrition via a unique marketing vehicle—the power of hip hop.

Nationwide GMO labeling, insurance coverage & increased enforcement top NPA's wish list on Capitol Hill

Members of the Natural Products Association met with their senators' and representatives' offices in Washington, DC, April 13 to promote standardized GMO labeling nationwide, insurance coverage of dietary supplements, increased...

Consumers willing to pay more for bioavailability enhancements, consultant says

There is an opportunity for companies to use bioavailability enhancement to differentiate their products, even if consumers don’t have a firm grasp of specific technologies, an expert says.

List of food, supplement facilities registered with FDA misses firms that avoid filing, expert says

More than half of food facilities currently registered with the Food and Drug Administration are located outside the US. But that figure might disguise a number of unregistered domestic facilities,...

Omega Protein exits high concentrate fish oils business; refocuses on base oil supply

Omega Protein Corporation has made a strategic decision to exit the concentrated omega-3s oils business, an industry segment it has been participating in since 2011. The company announced the move...

Efforts to standardize documentation practices detailed at UNPA meeting

Trying to solve the supply chain issues facing the dietary supplement industry is complicated by the muddled state of documentation practices, but there are efforts underway to address the problem.

SmartyPants attracts capital infusion, extends line with women's and men's gummy formulas

SmartyPants Vitamins is expanding its range of gummy vitamins with specific women’s and men’s formulations. The company’s success in this product category recently attracted an infusion of private investment capital....

New cloud-based tool aims to streamline product development process

Dietary supplement product development, especially for multi-ingredient formulas, has been a costly undertaking in the past. A new cloud-based software tool promises to streamline that process and cut R&D costs....

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