We’re kicking off this month with Blood Sugar Management: Diabetes and the associated costs of controlling the disease cast a long shadow over the US market. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), type-2 diabetes affects over 220 million people globally and the consequences of high blood sugar kill 3.4 million every year. If such statistics weren’t scary enough, the WHO is predicting deaths to double between 2005 and 2030.
Many healthy consumers are seeking out natural options to help them control their blood sugar levels, and the nutraceutical industry is responding with ingredients to help keep those glucose levels under control, from resveratrol to fenugreek, and from extracts from maqui berry and green tea. For this special edition, we’ll explore the trends, opportunities, and challenges of this sector.
February 2015: Going non-GMO in supplements
The non-GMO food and supplement category is the fastest growing sector in the entire natural products industry, with non-GMO product sales recently surpassing $3.5 billion, but the opportunities are countered by the significant challenges of attaining non-GMO verification. How prepared are ingredient supply sectors? Can manufacturers meet current consumer demand for products? Which ingredients are the most problematic? How have the state, and potential federal labeling initiatives influenced consumer understanding? What do the next 3-5 years in this space look like?
March 2015: Beauty from within
Nutricosmetics or beauty foods were seen as a category of growth several years ago, but the products failed to deliver the instant effects many consumers were seeking. The category has not gone away, and the science has developed. Ingredients such as collagen are now supported by data from randomized clinical trials.
In this special edition we will examine the lessons learned over recent years in this stop-start sector.
April 2015: View from the aisles: The retailers’ perspective
Insights from the aisles are vital for all product formulators and brand owners – what are the consumers looking for? What are the current market dynamics? What are retailers saying to consumers to help them understand dietary supplement products? What role do branded ingredients play and how can suppliers participate in the conversation?
We will talk to retailers large and small, as well as market experts and brand owners to answer these questions and more.
May 2015: Outsourcing
From contract manufacturing to third-party analytical labs and clinical trials, the world of outsourcing is a growth sector of the dietary supplements industry. Outsourcing offers numerous opportunities for brand owners to lower costs and tap external expertise, but qualifying your partners is a challenge. In this special edition we’ll explore the opportunities and challenges in the outsourcing sector, from GMPs to regulatory expertize and analytical labs.
June 2015: Immune support
The US immune support market is in very rude health. The market is valued at over $15 billion and growing at a compound annual growth rate of over 7% per year, according to Datamonitor. Industry experts are also claiming that the awareness of the importance of overall immune health has reached critical mass with consumers.
NutraIngredients-USA will talk to key academics, brand owners, ingredient suppliers and market researchers to take the temperature of the market.
July 2015: Innovations in delivery systems
Encapsulation, enhanced bioavailability, delayed release, veggie caps, bilayer tablets, gummies, foams and gels, shots and bars – there are many ways of considering the delivery of nutritional ingredients.
In this special edition, NutraIngredients-USA journeys to the micro-core of a huge area that can only become more important to the global supplements and functional foods industries.
September 2015: Sports nutrition
Bars or drinks? Weekend warriors or fitness walkers? The US sports nutrition market is dynamic and diverse beast, valued at an eye-watering $10 billion for drinks, shots, bars, gels, and supplements. But who are the consumers, which products are driving category growth, and what’s next for sports and lifestyle nutrition?
In this special edition we’ll explore the best opportunities for the US sports and lifestyle nutrition market.
October 2015: Regulatory Focus: NDIs, GRAS, GMPs, AERs, IP, and more
There’s rarely a dull moment in the dietary supplement sector when it comes to potential new regulations and enforcement of existing ones. In this special edition, we will focus in on the key considerations in the regulatory sphere, with important insights and advice from leading lawyers and regulatory experts. NutraIngredient-USA will also delve into the realm of intellectual property, a key consideration in this post POM vs Coca-Cola world. This special edition will be a must read for all responsible companies in the industry.
November 2015: Inflammation
The understanding of how nutrition and diet can influence inflammation is deepening. Several years ago it was touted as the next big thing for nutrition and nutraceuticals, but regulatory constraints have stifled what can be said about the potential benefits. ‘Inflammation’ is not forbidden in structure-function claims, however, but you have to choose the wording carefully.
In this special edition, NutraIngredients-USA will look at the role of chronic inflammation in every day health, the key anti-inflammatory nutrients and ingredients, the science to support the potential, the legal considerations for marketing such products, and how best to communicate these benefits to consumers.
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