Latin America

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Latin America

Aloe companies expanding production in Mexico to meet rising demand

By Hank Schultz

Worldwide demand for aloe means acreage for this important botanical continues to expand in Mexico, one of the main sources of the ingredient. And that demand has been driven largely by products sold through network marketing companies, an expert says.

Naturex opens Chilean subsidiary

Naturex opens Chilean subsidiary

Botanical extract giant Naturex is opening a subsidiary in Chile to strengthen its position in Latin America. The move follows its January 2014 acquisition of Chile Botanics and its factory in Linares.

Mexico and Brazil: A tale of two very different supplement markets

Special Edition: LATAM

Mexico and Brazil: A tale of two very different supplement markets

By Stephen DANIELLS

They have dietary supplement markets of approximately equal value and growth, but with vastly different population sizes, market dynamics, and regulatory environments. As part of our special on LATAM, we take a look at the region's two big fish.

“Brazil is the biggest market in theory but it has also been one of the most difficult regulatory structures,” says David Pineda.

Entry to Latin America complicated by patchwork regulatory quilt

By Hank Schultz

The regulatory picture for dietary supplements in Latin America is still very much a patchwork quilt, according to an expert who has studied the markets.  But harmonization is on the horizon, and companies that are up to speed stand to reap the benefits.

NSF expands in Latin America with Peruvian acquisition

NSF expands in Latin America with Peruvian acquisition

By Hank Schultz

NSF International announced a significant expansion of its footprint in Latin America with the acquisition of INASSA Group of Lima, Peru.  INASSA provides technical analysis, laboratory and sanitation services. In particular, the move means NSF will be...

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