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Prebiotics group concurs with $5.5 billion figure on global market

By Hank Schultz

Growing consumer awareness along with demand in animal nutrition is driving the overall growth of prebiotics, which a trade group says will account for $5.5 billion in sales in 2019. Better messaging can help maintain that momentum, the group says.

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Quicksilver releases new enhanced CBD products

By Hank Schultz

Colorado-based Quicksilver Scientific has joined the CBD bioavailability game with a new product line featuring the company’s proprietary liposomal delivery system.

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China-based Harbin may buy out struggling GNC

By Danielle Masterson

Earlier this year, the vitamin retailer sought international expansion after striking a strategic partnership deal with China-based Harbin Pharmaceutical Group. Now it appears Harbin (also known as Hayao) may buy the Pittsburgh-based health and wellness...