Vitamin Shoppe has reported a record second quarter with gross profit increasing 16.3% on the same quarter of last year, with the pre- and post-workout category growing consistently despite the ongoing DMAA controversy.
While the price of some amino acids remains punishingly high, things should ease up later this year as more capacity comes online in China, according to nutraceutical ingredients importer and supplier DNP International.
It is “disappointing” that two key players in the astaxanthin market have ended up talking via their attorneys after their “excellent business relationship” became frayed, Valensa International president Dr Rudi Moerck has admitted.
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”,...
Procter & Gamble is probably not the only consumer packaged goods company looking very closely at the dietary supplements sector right now given how much faster it is growing than mainstream grocery, according to the boss of Vitamin Shoppe.
Firms sourcing sucralose from China are struggling to secure supplies owing to a combination of factors including rising demand as sugar prices rise, electricity shortages in southern China and tighter enforcement of environmental legislation, FoodNavigator-USA...
Supply issues with some major manufacturers coupled with rising demand have sent the price of some amino acids through the roof, according to leading nutraceutical ingredients importer and supplier DNP International.
Nutronics Labs says a letter sent out by Major League Baseball (MLB) last year warning players to avoid deer antler velvet supplements has sullied its good reputation and caused “extensive and irreparable damage”.
Vitamin Shoppe boss Tony Truesdale would not say how much the FDA crackdown on DMAA is likely to cost the business after being repeatedly pressed by analysts on the issue during the firm’s first quarter earnings call.
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.