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March 27, 2012
In a new series of reports from Mintel examining consumer behavior in China, Mintel finds that while consumers in China are ready to switch to healthier alternatives to carbonated soft drinks, brands have yet to offer the product options to fulfill this demand.   Read More »
March 26, 2012
Antioxidants are featured in a diversity of consumer packaged goods—from granola bars to vitamin shakes to detox skin care. According to a just-released report from Packaged Facts, "Antioxidant Products in the U.S.: Foods, Beverages, Supplements, and Personal Care," this reflects a metatrend whereby the link between dietary supplements and actual diets is becoming ever stronger.  Read More »
March 22, 2012
Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA, has announced plans for global entry into the energy category with Starbucks Refreshers beverages—making Starbucks the first to bring green coffee extract innovation to customers on a global scale, the company said.   Read More »
March 21, 2012
It seems like just yesterday natural and organic was the hot ticket, but local is quickly becoming a consumer favorite, as locally-sourced products are becoming more popular at grocery stores and restaurants alike. According to recent Mintel research, the same is true in the fruit and vegetable industry with more than half (52%) of consumers reporting that it’s more important to buy local produce than organic options.  Read More »
March 20, 2012
A recent survey conducted by Discovery Research Group, in partnership with Aker BioMarine Antarctic, US, revealed that nearly four out of 10 consumers who want to take an omega 3 supplement are looking for an alternative to fish oil.  Read More »
March 20, 2012
Taking its first step into the dietary supplement market, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Cincinnati, OH, has acquired Brattleboro, VT-based New Chapter, Inc. Financial details were not disclosed.   Read More »
March 19, 2012
A recent Dateline NBC segment concerning dietary supplements focused on the practice of fraudulent analytical testing practices known as "dry labbing," in which lab results pertaining to the potency and identity of ingredients as labeled are suspected of having been deliberately manipulated or fabricated.  Read More »
March 15, 2012
Researchers have found that men who eat large quantities of fatty food have low sperm quality.  Read More »
March 14, 2012
The New York Times published an article on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, quoting Matts Johnasen, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Aker BioMarine Antarctic AS on the subject of krill sustainability.  Read More »
March 14, 2012
Sixty-nine precent of U.S. adults take dietary supplements according to a survey commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C.   Read More »
March 13, 2012
Sprouts Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market have reached a merger agreement, under the majority ownership and sponsorship of Apollo Management, LP, one of the world's leading private equity firms.  Read More »
March 12, 2012
Vitamin C may boost the immune system and is critical for maintaining healthy connective tissue, but do you need to take a supplement and, if so, how do you find one that is right for you and at the best price?  Read More »
March 12, 2012
In joint comments submitted at the end of January on the final three batch opinions from the European Food safety Authority (EFSA) and the risk management decisions taken on the basis of those opinions, the EHPM, EBF and ERNA all believe that a distinction between “maintenance” and “improvement” in the scientific assessment procedure is essential to avoid unnecessary rejections of health claims.  Read More »
March 7, 2012
The global herbal supplements and remedies market is forecast to reach $107 billion by the year 2017, spurred by growing aging population and increasing consumer awareness about general health and well being, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts.  Read More »
March 5, 2012
Global Industry Analysts has released a new report on the gums market, which it predicts will reach $23 billion by 2017.   Read More »

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