With the future looking decidedly uncertain for pre-workout stimulant DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine), attention is turning to alternatives, Joe Archer, VP sales and marketing at contract manufacturer All American Pharmaceutical tells Elaine Watson
Omega-3 supplement specialist Nordic Naturals has met growing demand for products that deliver the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA - minus the fish - with the launch of its new vegetarian Algal Omega brand.
Schiff Nutrition’s decision to pump all available cash into branding and innovation instead of deep discounts has paid off for its Move Free joint care brand, with posted a 25% surge in sales in the third quarter in a category that was “basically flat”,...
The first research projects to emerge from a tie-up between Abbott and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) will advance our understanding of the relationship between diet and cognition - and help Abbott create the next generation of brain...
While DMAA dominated the headlines at the end of the month, there was plenty of excitement at the beginning of April with Schiff’s $150m acquisition of Airborne, GNC’s tie up with Mark Wahlberg, a sales explosion for 7-keto and a $500,000 fine for Bodybuilding.com’s...
Sales at supplements giant GNC surged 23.4% in the first quarter of 2012 driven by skyrocketing sales of Vitapak vitamin bundles, Total Lean weight management products and the Pro Performance AMP sports nutrition range.
Colorado-based sports nutrition expert MusclePharm has posted an almost four-fold rise in net sales to $19m in the first quarter of 2012 - up from $4m in Q1, 2011 - while income from operations rose to around $1m versus a loss of $1m in Q1, 2011.
The firm behind the liposome-encapsulated supplement range Lypo-Spheric has developed a new supplement brand targeting a younger demographic called Altrient, which has debuted with a vitamin-C gel bosses claim has unprecedented bioavailability and digestive...
GNC has struck a deal with actor Mark Wahlberg to develop a new nutritional supplement line called MARKED, which will debut in GNC stores and on GNC.com, but is expected to be widely available through other leading retailers as well.
Schiff Nutrition has signaled its intent for the ‘rich potential’ of the immune support segment with its purchase of Airborne, and the company believes its new acquisition and Emergen-C can both be successful in the marketplace.
It has been a good year for M&A in nutrition, health & wellness with a 10% uptick, according to Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), and several big companies remain on the lookout for assets as they watch competitors close deals.
While Procter & Gamble’s move into the dietary supplements market might have been unexpected, the fact it chose New Chapter as its entry vehicle should come as no surprise, according to one investor in the Vermont-based firm.
Direct selling nutritional supplement giant Herbalife has struck the largest sponsorship agreement for a major league soccer (MLS) club in league history with a $44m, 10-year deal with MLS champion LA Galaxy.
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.
Exclusive interview: Paul Gilner, chief executive, Life Extension
While cynics might raise an eyebrow at the Life Extension Foundation’s ambitious mission statement (“to conquer the aging process within the next decade”), bosses at its supplement arm have every reason to feel optimistic, CEO Paul Gilner tells Elaine...
GNC has weighed into the debate over the stimulant DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine) following the recall of DMAA-containing products from stores on military bases while the Department of Defense conducts a probe into its safety.