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Supplement sales continue to rise: SPINS data

By Stephen Daniells

Sales of dietary supplements and herbal supplements are up about 4% and 17%, respectively, for 2015 compared to 2014, according to new data from SPINS provided to NutraIngredients-USA.

GNC stock price plunges 28% after disappointing Q3 earnings report

GNC stock price plunges 28% after disappointing Q3 earnings report

By Hank Schultz

GNC’s stock value took a significant hit following the release of disappointing third quarter earnings. The company finds itself between the rock of investigations by state attorneys general and the hard place of a turnaround effort that is proving more...

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Natural Grocers nears 100th store landmark

By Hank Schultz

As Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage nears its 60th birthday, the company is nearing another milestone, too; the company is slated to open its 100th store this month, CEO Kemper Isley said.

GNC revenues stall as company weans itself from promotion-heavy culture

GNC revenues stall as company weans itself from promotion-heavy culture

By Hank Schultz

GNC Holdings, whose revenue has been under pressure in recent quarters, delivered another mildly disappointing report for its second quarter 2015 earnings. Same-store sales were down and manufacturing revenues were off, with the company’s franchise store...

Natural Grocers sees supplement sales rise in face of recent bad press

Natural Grocers sees supplement sales rise in face of recent bad press

By Hank Schultz

In another confirmation of the transitory nature of the NYAG affair, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage reported stable growth in supplement sales in its half-year earnings results in which the dietary supplement and organic foods retailer saw overall...

GNC reports ‘self-inflicted’ & ‘disappointing’ Q1

GNC reports ‘self-inflicted’ & ‘disappointing’ Q1

By Stephen DANIELLS

Lower consumer engagement and an inadequate assessment of the impact of prior-year promotions, but not the NY AG’s probe, are responsible for a ‘disappointing’ Q1, said GNC’s CEO Mike Archbold.

The Retail Landscape: Challenges in 2015

The Retail Landscape: Challenges in 2015

By Daniel Fabricant, PhD, Executive Director and CEO, Natural Products Association

The digital marketplace, participating in advocacy efforts, and why membership of a trade association is important: In this guest article, Daniel Fabricant, PhD, Executive Director and CEO, Natural Products Association gives his views on the retail landscape...

What role do branded ingredients play at retail?

Special Edition: View from the aisles: The retailers’ perspective

What role do branded ingredients play at retail?

By Stephen Daniells

Ingredient suppliers can spend a lot of time and money differentiating their products but how do they communicate with the consumer, what issues are important to retailers, and is the investment worth it?

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Omega-3 hits €25bn but can it keep growing?

By Shane STARLING

Are omega-3 fisheries really under threat? How many functional foods have cracked omega-3 blockbuster status? How is the sector recovering from the ‘Brasky effect’? How are developing markets developing? How is the latest research influencing regulation?...

Convenience stores emerge as health food destination

Convenience stores emerge as health food destination

By Elizabeth Crawford

More consumers are seeking healthy foods and beverages at convenience stores, creating an opportunity in a previously often overlooked channel for manufacturers of these products to expand their reach, according to new market research from Technomic. 

NutraIngredients-USA forum to examine going non GMO in supplements

NutraIngredients-USA forum to examine going non GMO in supplements

By Hank Schultz

Non GMO positioning is becoming an ever hotter topic within the supplement realm.  NutraIngredients-USA will examine the topic in an online forum on Feb. 26 with an expert panel drawn from trade organizations, manufacturers and retailers.

The 10 key events of 2014… Our editors' selections

The 10 key events of 2014… Our editors' selections

By The NutraIngredients-USA team

As we enter the twilight days of 2014 the editors of NutraIngredients-USA become a reflective bunch. A lot of things happened this year, and here is our top 10 of most important events of 2014…

Walgreens' personalization strategy puts people before data

Walgreens' personalization strategy puts people before data

By Hank Schultz

Personalization is the new ideal of dietary supplement marketing. While many experts base this idea on the potential of genomic information, Walgreens has gone the other direction and is basing the idea on actual people.

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