The changing retail landscape

Those dark and cold January days delayed the start to the workout season...

Bad weather and negative media hit GNC’s Q1 results


Store sales at GNC’s domestic company-owned locations decreased by 0.7%, while franchise locations saw decreases of 3.2% in the first quarter of 2014, with the company’s CEO attributing the decline to a combination of bad weather in January and February...

Fabricant leaves FDA, replaces Shaw as head of NPA

Fabricant leaves FDA, replaces Shaw as head of NPA

By Hank Schultz in Washington, DC

The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced this morning that Daniel Fabricant, PhD, will succeed John Shaw as chief executive officer of the organization effective immediately.  Shaw had tendered his resignation several days ago, the organization...

Severe winter weather depresses GNC's outlook for first quarter

By Hank Schultz

Severe and unusual winter weather has affected the entire US economy.  And it has affected supplements retailing giant GNC, too;  in its Q4 2013 earnings posted yesterday the company cited winter storms as the prime factor in missing its projections despite...

Natural Balance is on of Nutraceutical International's many product lines.

Acquisition continues to fuel Nutraceutical International's growth

By Hank Schultz

Nutraceutical International Corporation will continue to align itself with a growing list of dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers in seeking out acquisition opportunities to grow the business, chairman and CEO Bill Gay said.

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.

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