Strong rise in profits for Nutri/System
Second quarter net profits for Nutri/System, the US-based producer
and marketer of weight-loss products, grew from $189,000 to $1.3
million (€1.34m), helped by a strong rise in sales through the QVC
Perrigo boosted by exceptional items
Full-year results at US-based pharmaceutical and nutritional
product manufacturer Perrigo were helped by the addition of a
number of exceptional items, but also showed solid growth before
Steady growth for Nutraceutical International
Third quarter sales at Nutraceutical International, the US
supplement manufacturer, rose from $26.7 million to $29.5 million
as a result of good organic growth and acquisitions, while profits
were up from $2.0 million to $4.2 million,...
Natrol 2Q hit by industry slowdown
US dietary supplement maker Natrol reported net sales of $17.8
million (€18m) in the second quarter to 30 June 2002, a decrease of
7.4 per cent on the same period last year.
Omega Protein boosts 2Q net income
The leading US producer of omega-3 fish oil sees better net income
in the second quarter of the year thanks to stronger world prices
for its products.
Twinlab hit by sales downturn
Supplement maker sees sales slide in Q2, but the benefits of a
litigation settlement help reduce losses.
Aquasearch merger appeases creditors
Aquasearch, the Hawaiian company which develops nutraceutical
products from aquatic plants, has completed its merger with Mera
DSM profits - make way for Vision 2005
Dutch life science company DSM this week posted a net profit of
€959 million. DSM Food Specialties and DSM Bakery Ingredients
posted improved operating profits on the same period last year.
US supplement industry bids for more funding
America's dietary supplement trade body is to stress the importance
of nutrition and alternative medicine in a request to the
government for more funding for research.
Acquisition helps Balchem results
Last year's purchase of a choline business helps Balchem to record
sales and profits in the second quarter of the year.
Vitamin settlement boosts ADM results
A one-off gain from the settlement of vitamin price fixing lawsuit
helped Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to an improvement in net
profits for the year ended 30 June 2002.
Twinlab to restructure
Twinlab, the US-based manufacturer and marketer of nutritional
supplements, has announced a major restructuring plan designed to
help improve its financial performance.
Merck Q2 results hit by Glucophage competition
Second quarter results at Merck, the German pharmaceutical group,
were impacted by competition from generic versions of its
top-selling product, the anti-diabetes drug Glucophage.
Coronado completes Naturol deal
Naturol, the US company which develops technology to extract oils
and other compounds from plants, has been bought by Canada's
Sales slide at Nature's Sunshine
Vitamin supplement maker and marketer is hit by poor results from
several international markets, but still sees light at the end of