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IFT 2016 part one: Bad science, correlation vs causation, and what consumers think clean label means

IFT 2016: Bad science, correlation vs causation, consumer trends

What's on trend at IFT 2016? Protein remains hot, non-GMO is even hotter, and the pressure to 'clean up' food labels is stronger than ever. Edible insects are still a talking a point, even if the novelty has worn off a little, and beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils are gaining traction. Check out part one of our gallery of highlights from the world's biggest food science symposium.

Published: 19-Jul-2016

Summer new launches: From probiotic flavored waters to vegan protein powders

July New Products: Probiotic flavored waters to vegan protein powders

Probiotics are hitting the market by storm, appearing in novel applications such as post-workout chocolate, vegan meal replacement shakes, and flavored water.

Published: 08-Jul-2016

Are alternatives to glucosamine & chondroitin driving the joint health market?

Are alternatives to glucosamine & chondroitin driving the joint health market?

The category is reportedly growing, but established ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin are declining as consumers look for alternatives. In this gallery, we will review the market, key ingredients, and some other key considerations for the joint health sector. 

Published: 22-Jun-2016

IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas: Five regulators, the clinician’s view, economic impacts and more

IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas in pictures

The IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event in Chicago brought together 280 scientists, regulators, formulators, marketers and brand holders . It featured a first for the probiotics space, representatives from five national and international bodies on the stage together... 

Published: 06-Jun-2016

Protein bars to gummies: New supplement product launches in June

Protein bars to gummies: New supplement product launches in June

Three new gummies by Jarrow Formulas hint at the popularity of the candy-like delivery format, while pastry-like protein bars by sports nutrition brand Cellucor further confirm America's sweet tooth. Another trend seen in launches this month are children's health, from MK-7 gummies that aid growth to omega-3 DHA droplets for babies' developments.

Published: 03-Jun-2016

People on the move – May 2016: Ganeden, Nutrition 21, Nutralliance, and more

People on the move – May 2016: Ganeden, Nutrition 21, Nutralliance, and more

We’ve had a few notable hires and promotions this month, with new hires at Nutrition 21, Nutralliance, MTC industries, NutraClick, and a key promotion at Ganeden. 

Published: 20-May-2016

Trendspotting at the Healthy & Natural Show: From cold-pressed babyfood to banana water

Healthy & Natural Show trendspotting, OrgaNums to banana water

Missed the inaugural Healthy & Natural Show at Chicago's Navy Pier? Check out our trendwatching gallery from the show, which provided a platform for a range of innovative brands, from veggemo to OrgaNums.  

Published: 17-May-2016

Innovate or die, smart label & the evolving consumer: Highlights from the Healthy & Natural Show

Highlights from the Healthy & Natural Show's education sessions

From the impact of Amazon and Blue Apron on traditional grocery retailing, to understanding the difference between a trend, a fad and a movement, day one of the Healthy & Natural Show in Chicago was jam-packed with insights from an array of top-flight speakers, including Dr Joseph Mercola ('Why we get sick, and how to fix it'). Enjoy our gallery of highlights...

Published: 06-May-2016

Carrageenan and other non-organic materials in organic products considered by NOSB

NOSB considers carrageenan, non-organic materials in organic products

Stakeholders in the organic community, including handlers, farmers, scientists and advocates joined on Capitol Hill in late April to discuss with the National Organic Standards Board which non-organic materials should be allowed and prohibited for use in organic products, as well as consider the role of hydroponics, biotechnology, animal welfare and key policy decisions in the future of organic in the US.

Published: 05-May-2016

May Product Round-Up: More gummies, and new combinations

May Product Round-Up: More gummies, and new combinations

This month, supplement manufacturers came up with new ways of presenting dietary supplements high in demand: a curcumin-omega 3 combo, multiple probiotic gummies in different flavors, and a pouch of melatonin gummies for on-the-go consumers who need help falling asleep.

Published: 05-May-2016

The top picks from the education sessions at the Healthy & Natural Show

The top picks from the education sessions at the Healthy & Natural Show

The inaugural Healthy & Natural Show kicks off on Thursday, May 5 with a top quality education program. In this special gallery we trawl through the program and give you our top picks for the event at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Published: 02-May-2016

People on the move – Spring 2016: Cyanotech, BGG, Cypress Systems, Prinova and more

People on the move – Spring 2016: Cyanotech, BGG, Cypress Systems, Prinova and more

We’ve had a few notable hires and promotions this Spring, with new CEOs at Cyanotech and Nellson Nutraceutical, a new VP of Research & Commercial Development at Prinova, a new sales manager for Mexico at BGG, and more. 

Published: 25-Apr-2016

Tea for three: Asia’s leading tea companies

Tea for three: Asia’s leading tea companies

Three out of the world’s five biggest tea companies are based in Asia, according to new market research by Technavio that predicts steady growth in the global market until at least 2020. We profile each of the leaders over the coming pages.

Published: 19-Apr-2016

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

GMO labeling, insurance & enforcement top NPA's wish list in DC

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 oversight of cosmetic companies and increased enforcement of existing dietary supplement regulations. 

Published: 14-Apr-2016

Spring 2016 Launches: From melatonin joint care tablets to probiotic gummies for kids

New Product Launch: Dietary Supplements in Spring 2016

What's in store for the supplements market this spring? We've gathered some new releases from the past month or due to launch soon, and they run the gambit: From iron and probiotic combos to collagen hair-health capsules to relaxation lozenges with L-Theanine, this spring it seems like its all about a sense of renewal and rejuvenation.

Published: 07-Apr-2016

Plant-based innovations help manufacturers meet consumer demand for animal-product alternatives

Plant-based innovations meet consumer for animal-product alternatives

Consumer interest in plant-based alternatives for animal products is driving innovation across categories from dairy and eggs to meat and desserts as showcased by manufacturers at Natural Products Expo West. 

Published: 30-Mar-2016

American Botanical Council awards botanical excellence in Anaheim

American Botanical Council awards botanical excellence in Anaheim

The American Botanical Council (ABC) hosted its 11th Annual Celebration and Awards Ceremony in Anaheim, California, and honored individuals and companies who influence the present and future of the herbal medicine movement.

Published: 25-Mar-2016

EXPO WEST 2016: 'Unstoppable' growth in natural, organic and healthy?

EXPO WEST trendspotting, organics, natural claims

From the apparently 'unstoppable' growth in the natural and organic products industry to the FDA's 'natural' probe, check out our gallery of highlights from the education sessions at Expo West.

Published: 14-Mar-2016

People on the move – Winter 2016: Capstone, BGG, PLT and more

People on the move – Winter 2016: Capstone, BGG, PLT and more

The winter was a period with a few notable hires and promotions, with a new CEO at Capstone, a new Global Chief Marketing Officer at BGG Group, a new senior manager of national sales and analytics at Standard Process, and more. 

Published: 10-Mar-2016

People on the move, Winter 2015-16: Sabinsa, CRN, USP, NAXA, Standard Process & more

People on the move, Winter 2015-16: Sabinsa, CRN, USP, NAXA, Standard Process & more

The winter months saw a few new hires and promotions, with notable appointments at Sabinsa, CRN, NAXA, Standard Process, SPINS, USP, Chemi Nutra, Jarrow Formulas, and Aker BioMarine.

Published: 20-Jan-2016

Curcumin, synbiotics, omega-3s & garlic: The Top 10 Science of 2015

Curcumin, synbiotics, omega-3s & garlic: The Top 10 Science of 2015

From breakthrough studies to controversial hypotheses, it has been a fascinating year for science for dietary supplements. In this special gallery we review the top science headlines from 2015.

Published: 16-Dec-2015

FOOD VISION USA, the highlights: From DNA diets and mass customization via 3D printing, to 'old school' deal tactics

FOOD VISION USA highlights, DNA diets, Chobani, 3D printing, insects

 If you didn't make it to Chicago last week for the inaugural Food Vision USA event, you missed a truly awesome ensemble of industry experts covering everything from our nutritional needs on a manned mission to Mars to the challenges facing small food brands trying to raise capital. Delegates also heard that Chobani has "screwed up" from time to time, but has learned from its mistakes to build a business generating more than $1.5bn in less than a decade. Here are the highlights...

Published: 03-Nov-2015

Six disruptive brands in health & wellness... and what they can teach us

Hartman Group on six disruptive brands in health & wellness

The tortoise - rather than the hare – is often the winner in the retail food and beverage industry, says Hartman Group’s SVP James Richardson, PhD, who says we can all learn lessons from six disruptive brands in health & wellness, from Hint Water to Guayaki yerba mate tea.

Published: 02-Oct-2015

Versatile probiotic GanedenBC30 adds value to a variety of products showcased at Expo East

GanedenBC30 adds value to a variety of products showcased at Expo East

Ganeden BC30 probiotic is a hot ingredient right now, as demonstrated by a slew of diverse products featuring it at Expo East. The probiotic is in demand in part because it can help packaged goods stand out from competitors and gain entrance to the much sought after immunity and digestive segments, according to Katy Kinsella, director of sales at Ganeden.

Published: 25-Sep-2015

SupplySide West 2015: The top picks from the education sessions

SupplySide West 2015: The top picks from the education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply show just two weeks away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education program and gives you our top picks for Las Vegas.

Published: 22-Sep-2015

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