Utah-based direct selling supplements firm Nature's Sunshine Products (NSP) moved back into the black in the fourth quarter of 2011 posting a net profit on continuing operations of $7.6m vs a net loss of $0.4m a year ago.
A new joint venture between Mead Johnson Nutrition and SanCor Cooperativas Unidas Ltda. of Argentina is targeting a range of innovative nutritional products for infants and children in Argentina and the other Southern Cone markets.
Danone has formed the Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) with other sector giants like Yakult, DuPont-Danisco and Chr Hansen as the frustrated industry seeks to win a first European Union health claim.
The furor surrounding the safety and legal status of DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine) - a stimulant used in several pre-workout supplements - has not dented sales at supplements giant GNC, bosses have revealed.
Sales of NBTY’s vitamins, minerals and health supplement (VMHS) brands grew 10% in the US food, drug and mass merchandise channel in 2011 - more than double that of industry growth of 4.5% - according to bosses at the nutritional supplements giant.
Chicago-based healthcare giant Abbott has regained all of the market share it lost following its 2010 recall of Similac infant formula products and says its nutritionals business is set to grow in the high single digits in 2012.