The changing retail landscape

NPA members reject adding big retailers, online outlets

NPA members reject adding big retailers, online outlets

By Hank Schultz

The membership of the Natural Products Association rejected a move to expand retail membership  beyond traditional health food stores.  But it passed another bylaw change that might make future adjustments of the organization’s bylaws easier.

Herbalife granted 25th direct selling license in China

Herbalife granted 25th direct selling license in China

By Hank Schultz

Direct selling giant Herbalife has passed a milestone by receiving its 25th direct selling license in China.  Direct selling activities are closely regulated in China, making the receiving of licenses a key metric for growth in the country.

E-commerce sophistication helps drive Vitamin Shoppe's sales growth

E-commerce sophistication helps drive Vitamin Shoppe's sales growth

By Hank Schultz

Vitamin Shoppe has reported solid sales growth despite posting slower than average comparable store sales figures growth, company officials told analysts when discussing the company’s second quarter 2013 earnings results recently. Bright spots in the...

Natural Balance Diet Pep is one of Nutraceutical's 7,000 SKUs.

Nutraceutical International posts 5% sales increase

By Hank Schultz

Nutraceutical International Corp. posted a 5% growth in net sales in the second quarter in earnings released yesterday.  The company brought in $53.6 million in net sales in the quarter, compared to $53.9 million in the same period a year earlier.

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