The changing retail landscape

Vitamin Shoppe expands into Canada under Vitapath banner

Vitamin Shoppe expands into Canada under Vitapath banner

By Hank Schultz

The Vitamin Shoppe has announced its entry into the Canadian market, with the opening of two stores in the Toronto area.  Under the Vitapath banner, the company said it plans to open stores across Canada.

FTC investigation clouds Vitamin Shoppe-Super Supplements deal

FTC investigation clouds Vitamin Shoppe-Super Supplements deal

By Hank Schultz

The planned acquisition of Super Supplements, a Seattle-based chain, by Vitamin Shoppe Inc. appears to be in question after the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to extend its investigation into the transaction past the planned Dec. 31 closing date.

LifeVantage's shift to network marketing saved company, CEO says

LifeVantage's shift to network marketing saved company, CEO says

By Hank Schultz in Utah

LifeVantage, the manufacturer of the herbal supplement Protandim, was on the financial ropes when it took the leap into network marketing.  The turnaround since then has been nothing short of remarkable, said Doug Robinson, president and CEO.

Will the market or FDA deliver the final blow for DMAA?

Will the market or FDA deliver the final blow for DMAA?

By Stephen Daniells

There is a moment at the end of the legendary computer game, Mortal Kombat, where you have just beaten seven shades of something out of your opponent and all that is left is one final blow. ‘Finish him!’ says the game, and you ready your thumbs for the coup...

Herbal supplement sales hit $5.3 billion, ABC report says

Herbal supplement sales hit $5.3 billion, ABC report says

By Hank Schultz

A report in the latest issue of HerbalGram, the publication of  the American Botanical Council, shows herbal supplements sales in all channels hit $5.3 billion in the United States in 2011, representing a healthy 4.3% increase from 2010.

Amway breaks ground on $38 million herb facility

Amway breaks ground on $38 million herb facility

Direct selling giant Amway is on schedule for its a new 48,000-square-foot extraction and concentration facility in Quincy, WA, as the company breaks ground on its Nutrilite Botanical Concentrate Manufacturing facility.

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