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MetaBrand has a 4,000 square-foot facility in New Jersey that is uses to help clients with formulation and product development.

MetaBrand seeks to use deep pool of talent to nurture nascent brands

By Hank Schultz

MetaBrand, a New Jersey-based brand consulting firm, has brought what the company calls an unparalleled array of talent, services and capabilities under one roof to help kick start natural products launches, be they supplements, beverages or cosmetics.

NSF responds to Beehive Botanicals warning letter situation

NSF responds to Beehive Botanicals warning letter situation

NSF International has responded to an article in NutraIngredients-USA on the FDA Warning Letter received by Beehive Botanicals after having GMP audits conducted by NSF.  A Beehive Botanical company official expressed dismay at getting the letter even...

MusclePharm recognized for meteoric sales growth

MusclePharm recognized for meteoric sales growth

By Hank Schultz

MusclePharm, a Denver, CO-based marketer of sports nutrition products, has shown meteoric sales growth in its short life, and that strong performance was recognized with a “Top Vendor” award from GNC, the company announced recently.

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm

Nestlé buys Louisiana depression food firm

By Shane STARLING

Nestlé has bought its second brain health-focused medical foods start-up in eight months after snaffling Red River Pharma-owned Pamlab which makes high-dose vitamin supplements targeting depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Non-GMO key part of message for papaya products company

Non-GMO key part of message for papaya products company

By Hank Schultz

Herbal Papaya, a company founded on the health benefits of the fruit, will launch a complete line of food, beverage and supplement products at the Expo West trade show in March.  A key part of the company’s message is that all of its products are non...

Kyowa Hakko benefits from Champion Sports' strategic shift

Kyowa Hakko benefits from Champion Sports' strategic shift

By Hank Schultz

The recent boost in sports nutrition product launches is benefiting functional food ingredient suppliers, among them Kyowa Hakko, whose Sustamine ingredient is featured in a new beverage offering from Champion Nutrition.

Vitamin Shoppe expands into Canada under Vitapath banner

Vitamin Shoppe expands into Canada under Vitapath banner

By Hank Schultz

The Vitamin Shoppe has announced its entry into the Canadian market, with the opening of two stores in the Toronto area.  Under the Vitapath banner, the company said it plans to open stores across Canada.

IN 2002, Eric Schnell launched Steaz, the first carbonated green tea and USDA-certified organic soda and energy drink lines in the US. In 2011, he co- founded I AM enlightened nutrition, an all-natural line of liquid dietary supplements and launched new business venture, MetaBrand

Big interview: Eric Schnell, founder MetaBrand; co-founder I AM Enlightened nutrition, Healthy beverage Co (Steaz teas)

Shot in the arm: The secret to success in shots... without going head to head with 5-Hour Energy…

By Elaine WATSON

Want to get a slice of the action in the shots category? Build a brand with a compelling story or ‘mission’, and formulate a product that delivers a discernible effect on consumers in 20-30 minutes, or you’re wasting your time, beverages and shots guru...

Herbalife fights back hard in presentation to analysts

Herbalife fights back hard in presentation to analysts

By Hank Schultz

Herbalife Inc. fought back against negative press about its business model in a presentation for analysts Thursday that ran more than two hours.  The company sought to refute in detail allegations made by hedge fund manager William Ackman in December...

LifeVantage recalls product over metal contamination

LifeVantage recalls product over metal contamination

By Hank Schultz

LifeVantage, manufactures of herbal supplement Protandim, recently announced a product recall that reportedly could end up costing the company as much as $7 million before recovery from suppliers.

USANA chooses science over speed, official says

USANA chooses science over speed, official says

By Hank Schultz

USANA Health Sciences has taken a conservative approach to new product development, making it a company lean on products but long on trust, says Brian Dixon, PhD, executive director of new product development.

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