An internal investigation into business practices in China has taken some of the air out of the balloon of Usana Health Sciences, as the company’s stock price declined after an earnings report that was lower than analysts’ estimates. And a launch of a...
From why Facebook is a great way to garner consumer insights on a budget, to why inviting chefs to your focus group could help invigorate and speed up your innovation process, FoodNavigator-USA’s Food Innovation Forum covered a lot of ground. Here are...
Retailer Vitamin World has partnered with Visionet Systems to transform its digital commerce infrastructure, with a strong focus on seamlessly integrating their online channel, brick-and-mortar stores and backend supply chain processes.
While TABS Analytics founder Dr Kurt Jetta argues that Amazon is effectively ‘raising the white flag’ when it comes to food e-commerce by coughing up $13.7bn to buy a bricks & mortar retailer (Whole Foods), most analysts are predicting that over the...
Shares in GNC rose Tuesday after its first quarter results beat Wall Street's expectations. The improvements were linked to the company’s One New GNC model that introduced a new pricing structure and loyalty programs.
With its core business of sending boxes of health food and dietary supplement samples to consumers’ doorsteps, Bulu Box has enjoyed 300% revenue growth from 2014 to 2017. It's staff is poised to grow from 25 to 50+ by December 2017, and it plans...
Online retailing giant Amazon is dipping it’s toes in the waters with its own private label dietary supplement line. But the giant’s toes may cause waves instead of ripples and shake up the industry, experts predict.
Vitamin Shoppe announced a new partnership with natural medicine expert Tieraona Low Dog, MD, to produce multimedia for its online shops, as well as design a training program for brick-and-mortar employees.
The Supplement Online Wellness Library (OWL) website has been updated to include easier data input instructions, streamlining the data population process for the first industry-wide registry of finished products.
From immune support to deep dives into sports nutrition, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, pet supplements, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2017 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in the industry.
On the surface, the recent expansion of Crio Bru’s brewing cocoa into the nutritional supplement retailer Vitamin Shoppe may not appear to be a logical fit, but the limited arrangement could expand both players’ access to new consumer bases.
Supplement retailing giant GNC will hit the reset button on its customer experience by closing all of its corporate-owned stores for one day next week to install new checkout terminals and institute a new pricing structure.
Offering a small selection of locally produced food and beverages is no longer enough to set retailers apart -- now the entire store needs to reflect the community it serves to succeed in an increasingly competitive market, suggests new survey data from...
Vitamin Shoppe is embarking on a plan to revamp existing stores as ‘wellness locations’ with in-store beverage bars, sampling counters and the possible addition of perishable items. The plan also calls for a drastic slowdown in the pace of new store...
Consumers are likely to be cautious in spending during the holidays and into the new year, a new consumer research survey has found. While there is still good support for dietary supplement sales, pressure on margins could be one result.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will remove the “Verified by an independent, certified laboratory” statement from its store-brand Spring Valley dietary supplement labels, following an agreement with Iowa’s Attorney General.
GNC ousted Mike Archbold as CEO early today as a result of the company’s continued poor financial performance. In its second quarter 2016 results, released this morning, the company reported year over year revenue decreases and same-store sales declines.
Whole Foods Market – which has not shared its sales data with syndicated data providers for a decade –is returning to cooperator status. But why now, and what does this mean, both for Whole Foods and the wider industry?
What drives new trends? Is this best discovered seeing them unfold in real time at hands of innovators, or are they better discerned via a deep dive into marketing data? Both approaches were presented at the recent Healthy & Natural Show in Chicago.
How best to merchandise 'natural' foods? For some mainstream food retailers, a store within a store is the best option, says David Winter, director of sales operations and sales strategy at SPINS. For others, it makes more sense to integrate...
The inaugural Healthy & Natural Show kicks off on Thursday, May 5 with a top quality education program. In this special gallery we trawl through the program and give you our top picks for the event at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
Supplement heavyweight GNC’s industry initiative to boost supply chain integrity and defend consumer confidence is gaining momentum, with over 80 different companies involved in the consortium to date, said the company’s CEO.
Growth in categories such as probiotics, protein, and functional foods and strong performance in e-commerce offset some disappointing results and weaknesses in key categories, says Colin Watts, CEO of Vitamin Shoppe.
USANA Health Sciences reported $232.6 million in net sales in its fourth quarter, a 2.1% year-over-year increase. That amounted to $1.83 in earnings per share, but these figures disappointed analysts, and the company’s share price tumbled as a result.