Cargill, one of the world’s largest cocoa suppliers, has been ordered by a Brazilian court to pay 600,000 reais ($120,185) as indemnity for allegedly buying cocoa from farms where child labour or forced work has been identified.
The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) has approved Kyowa Hakko’s Setria ingredient, making it the first glutathione authorized for use in dietary supplements and functional foods in the country.
Brazilian pharmaceutical distributor, Active Pharmaceutica, and product development supplier, BioActor, team up to promote and distribute Bioactor’s proprietary sports performance ingredient in Brazil. We spoke to BioActor’s CEO, Hans van der Saag to...
We talk to John Learish, SVP of Marketing and Carl Seletz, Chief Global Officer, at GNC, to find out how regulations, condition-specific products, innovative formulas and purchasing power in Brazil are helping to push the sector forward. Yet, how the...
In many countries, supplement brands like to market themselves as natural alternatives, or in fact antitheses, to pharmaceuticals. But it’s quite the opposite in Brazil, says André Di Donato, co-founder and co-CEO of MyPharma2Go.
Direct selling companies have a relatively large share of dietary supplement sales in Latin American countries compared to others around the globe, according to data from market research firm Euromonitor.
In the dietary supplement world, Brazil is notorious as being a tough market to get into. But there is demand for US-made products in the country, and one-year old start-up CareMundi, an online sales platform, is providing a bridge for US supplement makers...
The widely publicized issues affecting the Brazilian economy is a concern for companies selling ingredients there, but the underlying demand for health and wellness products means market growth is still a realistic possibility, says one executive.
If the Brazilian açai industry is going to satisfy growing demand
for the wild-harvested superfruit, plantations may be the only
answer, according to a distributor who says the country's
government will also have to charge royalties...
Not all açai is ethically equal, according to one distributor, but
managed the right way the industry for this Amazonian superfruit
could protect the endangered rainforest and bring about positive
social development in the region.
Farmers in southern Brazil are urging the government to pass an
emergency to allow use of GMO soybeans in the coming 2003-04 season
(October-September), reports the American Soybean Association this
Both Brazil and Argentina continue to increase their production and
export figures this year, reports the American Soybean Association,
news which falls in line with forecasts that South America will
become the world's main soybean...
Wisdom Herbs is to bring the Argentinian yerba maté brand La Merced
to US and Canadian markets. Along with its Wisdom of the Ancients
yerba maté, the new brand gives the company a market-leading
position in the herbal extract.
Nature's Sunshine Products, the US herb and vitamin manufacturer,
reported a 7 per cent drop in sales for the first quarter ended 31
March 2002. Sales revenue was $75.9 million (€85.3m) compared to
$81.7 million for the same...