The changing retail landscape

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.

Packaging helps drive success in point-of-purchase marketplace

Packaging helps drive success in point-of-purchase marketplace

By Hank Schultz

When entrepreneur Tyler Johansen was launching a supplement designed to help boost students’ concentration, he decided to play in a sphere where snap decisions are made, at the edge of the counter in the point-of-purchase marketplace.

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...

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