The US-based natural food group Hain Celestial is snapping up
German manufacturer of soy, oat and rice-based drinks Natumi,
expanding its operations in Europe and giving it access to a
non-dairy production facility in the region.
Danish R&D company BSP Pharma will launch its shea butter
ingredient for use in joint health supplements in the US next week,
as the company seeks its first marketing partner for the
scientifically backed ingredient.
Herbal and vitamins manufacturer Nature's Sunshine finished 2003 on
a high note, with a significant rise in sales and profits in the
fourth quarter, after a tough year that included the resignation of
Women's use of all medications, including herbal supplements, is
higher than anticipated, and they're unlikely to tell their health
care providers about the medications they take, according to a
University of Minnesota researcher.
The price of soy ingredients could ease in the next twelve months
for manufacturers and processors as the US government predicts
farmers, on the back of rising soybean prices, will plant more
soybeans for the 2004-05 marketing year.