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Natural Balance Diet Pep is one of Nutraceutical's 7,000 SKUs.

Nutraceutical International posts 5% sales increase

By Hank Schultz

Nutraceutical International Corp. posted a 5% growth in net sales in the second quarter in earnings released yesterday.  The company brought in $53.6 million in net sales in the quarter, compared to $53.9 million in the same period a year earlier.

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 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.

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