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DMAA-containing pre-workout supplements Jack3d and OxyELITE Pro are still available on Vitaminshoppe.com but are being sold at a hefty discount

Vitamin Shoppe boss quizzed on DMAA on Q1 earnings call

By Elaine Watson

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.

pTeroPure is the flagship ingredient in ChromaDex's new BluScience branded supplement range

ChromaDex: pTeroPure poised to deliver in 2012

By Elaine Watson

PTeroPure maker ChromaDex has posted a 7% rise in revenues to $8.1m in the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011, but notched up a net loss of $7.9m compared with a net loss of $2.1m in 2010.

Nature's Sunshine Products recently appointed Herbalife executive D. Wynne Roberts as president and chief operating officer

Back to black for Nature’s Sunshine Products in Q4

By Elaine Watson

Utah-based direct selling supplements firm Nature's Sunshine Products (NSP) moved back into the black in the fourth quarter of 2011 posting a net profit on continuing operations of $7.6m vs a net loss of $0.4m a year ago.

Judge considers appeal request in Chinese vitamin C cartel case

Special edition: Vitamins

Judge considers appeal request in Chinese vitamin C cartel case

By Elaine Watson

The judge presiding over a high-profile case brought by US vitamin buyers against Chinese firms accused of fixing the price of vitamin C is considering a series of motions filed by the defendants, who claim they were compelled to act as a cartel by the...

Haakonsen: 'I am a true believer in the food market for omega-3'

Interview: Jan Haakonsen, ArcticSource1

ArcticSource1: Fish oil prices will inch up by 5% a year

By Elaine Watson

Fish oil prices will continue to inch up by around 5% a year, according to one omega-3 industry veteran who has just set up a new business selling marine ingredients from the Nordic region to the US.

Dairy prices to soften, says Glanbia

Dairy prices to soften, says Glanbia

By Helen Glaberson

A modest weakening in dairy prices is expected, forecast Glanbia, as the company posted a profit jump in its half year results.

Walsh: Tremendous opportunity for further growth in US market

Herbalife to expand manufacturing footprint

By Elaine Watson

Direct selling supplements giant Herbalife aims to expand its manufacturing footprint dramatically over the next two-to-four years as it steps up plans to make more of its products in-house.

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

By Shane Starling

Dupont, which earlier in the year warned that its May $6.49bn acquisition of Danisco would dent its yearly profits, has defied expectations in second quarter results published today.

NutraCea is expanding its rice bran oil facility in Brazil

NutraCea: Defatted rice bran could provide key to lower-fat nuggets

By Elaine Watson

A raft of higher-value products targeting humans rather than animals - from an ultra-potent antioxidant-rich rice bran oil to rice lecithin and food grade defatted rice bran – will help NutraCea puts its troubled past behind it in 2011/12, bosses have...

DSM reports successful tender offer for Martek

DSM reports successful tender offer for Martek

By Mike Stones

Royal DSM’s acquisition of Martek Biosciences Corporation has moved a step closer to finalisation with the news that its tender offer to buy all of the company’s outstanding shares of common stock at a price of $31.50 (about €24) per share has proved...

Stauber: Sold!

Stauber plots expansion after buy-out

Forty-year-old nutraceutical specialist Stauber Performance Ingredients has been acquired by New York investment firm in a move the company hopes will help it “expand capabilities”.

Naturex president: acquisition policy remains unchanged

Exclusive interview

Naturex president: acquisition policy remains unchanged

By Shane Starling

Naturex president and chief executive officer, Jacques Dikansky, tells Shane Starling why in August the French botanicals giant bought Spanish supplier, Natraceutical Group, to double its size for the third time since 2002.

Economic depression a stimulus for fresh business

Economic depression a stimulus for fresh business

The economic recession is biting across the globe, and bleeding casualties litter all industries, but now is not the time to cower. Those willing to spend may provoke a stimulation of their business that could set them up for years, if not decades, to...

Banker: nutraceuticals stay hot amid economic freeze

Dispatches from Supply Side East

Banker: nutraceuticals stay hot amid economic freeze

By Lorraine Heller

Supplements and healthy foods are proving to be more resilient than other sectors in the midst of the current economic freeze. Investment banker David Thibodeau tells Lorraine Heller why this sector will continue to perform.

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