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BASF expects Force Majeure to end in Q3

By Nathan Gray

Global ingredients supplier BASF says it expects to life its Force Majeure on human nutrition products including vitamin A, vitamin E and carotenoids from the middle of Q3 2018.

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Trump’s proposed tariffs hit CoQ10, some vitamins

By Hank Schultz

Some dietary supplement ingredients have landed on US President Donald Trump’s proposed list of tariffs on imported Chinese goods. They include CoQ10 and vitamins E, B2 and B12.

Herbalife stock at all time high after Ackman throws in towel

Herbalife stock at all time high after Ackman throws in towel

By Hank Schultz

Activist investor Bill Ackman has reportedly exited his short position on Herbalife, ending a high profile, multi-year attempt to drive down the company’s stock price with allegations that its business model constituted an illegal pyramid scheme.

Herbalife earnings recovering after FTC fine, restructuring

Herbalife earnings recovering after FTC fine, restructuring

By Hank Schultz

Herbalife says it is successfully emerging from the pall cast by an investigation and subsequent fine levied by the US Federal Trade Commission. The network marketing giant said fourth quarter earnings showed that business is trending back up after taking...

AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

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AHPA looks back at the herbal industry in 2017

By Michael McGuffin, president, American Herbal Products Association

The herbal industry continued to evolve in 2017 to meet the steadily increasing demand for high quality botanical ingredients in an array of consumer goods from teas and health supplements to personal care products and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Nutraceutical International sold for $446 million

Nutraceutical International sold for $446 million

By Hank Schultz

Nutraceutical International Corporation’s longtime aggressive acquisition strategy has borne the ultimate fruit in the announcement today that the company will be sold to a private equity firm for $446 million.

Mannatech posts second quarterly loss

Mannatech posts second quarterly loss

By Hank Schultz

Network marketing company Mannatech is echoing the North American woes of the wider MLM sector as it has posted its second quarterly net loss.

Herbalife shrugs off FTC, Ackman;  boosts 2017 outlook

Herbalife shrugs off FTC, Ackman; boosts 2017 outlook

By Hank Schultz

Herbalife has shaken off the lingering effects of a big-ticket settlement with the Federal Trade Commission with a relatively solid quarterly results statement that was welcomed by stock traders.

China probe propels Usana stock price slide

China probe propels Usana stock price slide

By Hank Schultz

Usana Health Sciences’ shares declined as the company reported disappointing earnings and announced an internal investigation of its business in mainland China.

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