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, 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.
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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.
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.
Vitamin Shoppe has reported a record second quarter with gross profit increasing 16.3% on the same quarter of last year, with the pre- and post-workout category growing consistently despite the ongoing DMAA controversy.
The $8.1 million in total fines for Bodybuilding.com and the DeLuca brothers should serve as a reminder for retailers as well as manufacturers of their responsibility to ensure dietary supplements really are dietary supplements, says a US Attorney.
Supplement giant GNC - which put its head above the parapet in April to defend DMAA while the rest of the trade kept silent - says it has since “made a very concerted effort to move away from DMAA products in our stores”.