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From ancient wisdom to the new transparency: Trend spotting at Expo West

Insights from Expo West 2014

From ancient wisdom to the new transparency: Trend spotting at Expo West

By Maggie Hennessy

The natural products market continues to grow and achieve scale, reaching $150 billion last year and projected to hit $226 billion by 2018—with 68% of that coming from food and beverage products, according to the Nutrition Business Journal.

Lycoberries

Nutrativa to be exclusive marketer of Lycoberry

By Maggie Hennessy

Nutrativa Global has partnered with From The Wild to provide the exclusive manufacturing, sales and marketing support for the launch of Lycoberry, a red berry with a high concentration of naturally occurring lycopene.

Polysaccharide supplement may boost memory, suggests study

Polysaccharide supplement may boost memory, suggests study

By Hank Schultz

Mannatech, a network marketing company based in Coppell, TX, has announced the results of clinical trial showing memory support benefits for its polysaccharide dietary supplment formulation called Ambrotose. The trial showed improved performance on standard...

Severe winter weather depresses GNC's outlook for first quarter

Severe winter weather depresses GNC's outlook for first quarter

By Hank Schultz

Severe and unusual winter weather has affected the entire US economy.  And it has affected supplements retailing giant GNC, too;  in its Q4 2013 earnings posted yesterday the company cited winter storms as the prime factor in missing its projections despite...

FTC files brief justifying restriction of POM's First Amendment rights

FTC files brief justifying restriction of POM's First Amendment rights

By Hank Schultz

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a long awaited brief in POM Wonderful’s appeal of a false advertising case against the company.  As expected, FTC contends that POM’s ads were deceptive, and the company lacked sufficient clinical data to back up...

Amway notches $11.8 billion in sales in 2014

Amway notches $11.8 billion in sales in 2014

By Hank Schultz

Amway, the world’s largest network marketing company, reported $11.8 billion in sales, a 4.4% growth over the $11.3 billion in sales the company notched in 2012.

Jamieson Labs sold to US private equity firm

Jamieson Labs sold to US private equity firm

By Hank Schultz

Jamieson’s Laboratories, Ltd, Canada’s leading dietary supplement manufacturer, has entered into an agreement to sell the company to CCMP Capitol Advisors for a reported $300 million.

Hunniwater: The gateway to detox?

Interview with Hunniwater founder Karin Butler

Hunniwater: The gateway to detox?

By Maggie Hennessy

In a market with a long professed love of natural, sustainable and healthful food and beverage and an equally strong penchant for small business, a manufacturer of raw honey-infused waters found an incubator for the brand it hopes to take nationwide. 

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

Nestlé links with US human cell supplier to advance nutrition research

By Shane STARLING

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has inked a deal with a Wisconsin-based biotech firm that will keep it in supply of human brain and liver cells for nutrition testing purposes with a focus on drinks, smoothies and other products targeting diabetes...

UNPA welcomes Natural Factors as a member

UNPA welcomes Natural Factors as a member

The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) continues to build its membership, with Canadian dietary supplement manufacturer Natural Factors the latest to join the association.

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

By Shane STARLING

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

Purified omega-7 supplement hits market

Purified omega-7 supplement hits market

By Hank Schultz

A supplement called Cardia7, built around the benefits of omega-7 palmitoleic acid, a long chain fatty acid found in fish oil as well as sea buckthorn berries and macadamia nuts, has been launched by Ohio-based Omega Wonders.

Nutroganics signs deal to bring South African sports products to US

Nutroganics signs deal to bring South African sports products to US

By Hank Schultz

In another development in the super-heated sports nutrition space, Nutroganics, a firm that specializes in acquiring healthy lifestyle businesses, has signed a deal with South African firm Ultimate Sports Nutrition  to bring USN products to the US market.

New form of CoQ10 hits supplement market

New form of CoQ10 hits supplement market

By Hank Schultz

A new form of CoQ10 has hit the market with the launch of an antioxidant supplement by New Zealand-based manufacturer MitoQ Ltd.  As is often the case with this particular ingredient, the company’s marketing message is based on claims of greater bioavailability.

Acquisition continues to fuel Nutraceutical International's growth

Acquisition continues to fuel Nutraceutical International's growth

By Hank Schultz

Nutraceutical International Corporation will continue to align itself with a growing list of dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers in seeking out acquisition opportunities to grow the business, chairman and CEO Bill Gay said.

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

Dispatches from SupplySide West 2013

UNPA chief agrees with FDA that GMP compliance far from uniform

By Hank Schultz

Adverse event reporting, amphetamine-like substances showing up in products and NDI notifications are all prominent blips on FDA’s radar, said Loren Israelsen, president of the United Natural Products Alliance.

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