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Cannabinoid fermentation specialist eyes Mexican market

By Hank Schultz

The advent of a strategic patent has put formulation specialist Biomedican on course to fundamentally alter the cannabinoid supply picture, the company claims. In addition, a Mexican court ruling has opened up opportunities south of the border.

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Aker brings more NGOs into fold to bolster sustainability message

By Hank Schultz

Krill harvester Aker BioMarine has turned up the heat on its sustainability messaging by cooperating with Pew Charitable Trusts, an organization that has long been supportive of a cautious approach to the harvesting of krill in Antarctica.

Herbalife increasingly eyes Asia as growth engine of future

Herbalife increasingly eyes Asia as growth engine of future

By Hank Schultz

Herbalife’s global sales rose 15% in the third quarter. Record sales in China and the rest of Asia helped drive the result, and the company bucked recent trends in the multi-level marketing sector by posting sales increases in North America as well.

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Vitamin Shoppe expands across LATAM

By Stephen Daniells

Supplement retailer The Vitamin Shoppe has opened its first two franchise stores in Paraguay, and has also expanded its presence in Panama and Guatemala.

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AstaPure available in Mexico for the first time

By Stephen Daniells

Astaxanthin supplier Algatechnologies has established a new distribution arrangement with NaturaExtracta that enables its AstaPure ingredient to be sold in Mexico for the first time.

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Product diversion is becoming more prevalent, says Nosco expert

By Stephen Daniells

Diversion – the selling of authentic products in invalid markets, like MLM products on Amazon – is on the rise, with the healthcare practitioner and MLM channels most affected, says an expert from packaging specialists Nosco.

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Trendspotting at the Food Tech Expo and Summit in Mexico City

By Steve Osborn, Principal Consultant, Food and Beverage, The Aurora Ceres Partnership, Banamex Mexico City, Mexico

What are the hottest trends in food and beverage in Latin America? Steve Osborn, principal consultant, food and beverage, at The Aurora Ceres Partnership, headed to the Food Tech Expo and Summit in Mexico City to find out...

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