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.
Supplement manufacturer Doctor’s Best learned some surprising things through the first six months of its front-of-label QR code education initiative. While it was aimed at consumers, it’s the retailers who seem to use it the most.
Sales of organic products rose 13% to $11.2bn in the year to July 6 in the US retail market, with the highest growth found in shelf-stable meats, poultry and seafood (+61%); followed by baby food (+34%); and shelf-stable functional beverages (+33%); according...
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc., a major dietary supplements and organic foods retailer, has reported 30.5% sales growth and double digit comparable store sales growth in the third quarter of fiscal 2013.
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.
Supplements giant NBTY generated modest sales growth in the third quarter of 2013, with strong growth in branded supplements partially offset by a decline in private label and contract manufacturing sales.
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...
The recent journal paper that claimed fish oil may increase the risk of prostate cancer is ‘one of the craziest articles I’ve read’, says GNC CEO Joe Fortunato, who says fish oil is ‘the most clinically tested, scientifically-based product we sell’.
Sports nutrition marketers have traditionally focused on young men, sports teams and hardcore athletes. In future, however, they will need to spend more time targeting women, weekend warriors and consumers pursuing individual sports and fitness activities...
Vitamin Shoppe’s ‘unique’ multipacks for men and women branded as Mytrition are doing ‘very well’ and current sales performance has led to plans for the retailer to expand the range from 6 to 10 SKUs, said the company’s CEO.
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.