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Vitamins-in-cap beverage company expands IP, distribution

Vitamins-in-cap beverage company expands IP, distribution

By Hank Schultz

H2M Beverages has announced a new patent on its cap technology that will further bolster its position as it expands distribution of its 989 On Demand rehydration beverage that features a suite of vitamins and minerals in a liquid matrix held within the...

Amway bases new weight management plans on in-home genetic test

Amway bases new weight management plans on in-home genetic test

By Hank Schultz

Network selling giant Amway has launched an integrated weight management program based on genetic testing.  The program uses a simple test kit to help consumers determine which of several weight loss regimens will work best for them.

Desert Lab's 'Snack Less' 10-piece hoodia gum packs in three flavors (cinnamon, mint and strawberry) and retail at $2.99 each (typical gum retails at around $1.75).

Desert Labs launches hoodia weight management gum

Hoodia gum maker defends satiety effect

By Oliver Nieburg

The maker of a newly launched appetite suppressant gum claims to be the first to have self-affirmed GRAS status for hoodia in the US and hopes to overcome the negative image of the plant as a weight management ingredient.

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

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.

Steaz co-founder Eric Schnell on successful brand building

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...

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