After several fishing seasons of well below normal catch the Peruvian anchovy fishery—by far the most important source of omega-3s—appears to be returning to normal with the release of an expanded fishing quota.
A recent article detailing a downturn in global trade mirrors the mood in some international markets, a consultant said. But perhaps more important than macro economic concerns is the rapid shift of retailing modes in those markets, especially in China.
As global krill oil major Aker Biomarine awaits regulatory approval for its new Superba 2 product line in China, increased consumer demand for omega-3s is bringing increasingly more local suppliers to the market.
Experts from GNC, Nature’s Way, Herbalist & Alchemist, and the American Botanical Council will discuss the challenges and opportunities in botanicals category in a FREE forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA.
The krill wars have resurfaced in a big way with the filing of a patent infringement action before the International Trade Commission by Aker BioMarine against competitor Rimfrost and two of its partners.
With 118% growth in the mass channel and 32% growth in the natural channel, turmeric/curcumin was the stand-out ingredient in 2015, with overall sales for the ingredient exceeding $50 million in mass & natural channels.