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VIDEO: Postbiotic scientific discoveries boost consumer awareness

Insights from Probiota 2023

VIDEO: Postbiotic scientific discoveries boost consumer awareness

By Nikki Hancocks

Postbiotics are increasingly seen as an ideal focus for innovators in the world of microbiome modulation but hurdles are created by the lack of use of the word, by both consumers and the industry itself, according to industry experts at Probiota.

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B&D credits 30 years of success to committed industry

By Danielle Masterson

“We've been able to survive based on some really, really solid vendor partnerships and some very good customer relations. I mean, we've been selling to some of the same customers for 30 years.”

NOW switches to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles

NOW switches to 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles

By Asia Sherman

Natural product manufacturer NOW is transitioning its product lines to 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin bottles and expects to divert some three million pounds of plastic from landfills in the first year.

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MusclePharm assets to be sold at auction

By Hank Schultz

The intellectual property of MusclePharm, a sports nutrition brand that had a meteoric rise and an equally spectacular fall, will be sold at an auction on Thursday, Dec. 15.

Gatorade introduces new gummies, overshadowed by bottle

Gatorade introduces new gummies, overshadowed by bottle

By Danielle Masterson

As part of an effort to expand its ‘beyond-the-beverage’ Gx System product portfolio, Gatorade recently entered the dietary supplement space by unleashing two functional gummy products, an updated app, and a smart bottle that lights up and connects to...

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Keeping up with Ashwagandha

By Danielle Masterson

Is Kourtney Kardashian Barker’s new wellness brand signaling a turning point for the Ayurvedic herb?

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Continued pandemic issues in China hit Usana hard

By Hank Schultz

Usana health Sciences recorded steep declines in revenue as the company has been blasted by pandemic-related dislocations in mainland China and other markets, the company’s largest market.

NutraCast: SPINS on VMS inflation powered by Amazon data

NutraCast: SPINS on VMS inflation powered by Amazon data

By Danielle Masterson

Between worker shortages, plant shutdowns, trucking issues, backups at the ports, supply chains are pinched and prices are growing. Every industry is feeling the inflation burn – and the health and wellness sector is no exception. According to SPINS,...

NutraCast: GNC on near term merchandising future

NutraCast: GNC on near term merchandising future

By Danielle Masterson

After a more than a year of merchandising uncertainty, GNC’s Chief Merchandising Officer, Karlyn Mattson, discusses the market’s current state, growth strategies and technology platforms.

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Specialized supply chain helps Natural Grocers weather inflation storm

By Hank Schultz

Natural Grocers said the supplier network and customer loyalty it has built up over years has enabled it to restrain inflationary cost increases and to pass on whatever price hikes are necessary onto consumers without much pushback, helping the company...

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CBD price per mg trending down, report finds

By Danielle Masterson

Despite a whopping 3,561% gap between the most expensive and least expensive products across the CBD industry, the overall category is getting cheaper for consumers.

Key takeaways from Sports & Active Nutrition Summit

Key takeaways from Sports & Active Nutrition Summit

By Hank Schultz

The Sports & Active Nutrition Summit returned as an in person event in San Diego earlier this month, breaking attendance and engagement records along the way. Here are some of the key takeaways from the NutraIngredients-USA staff.

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