Solgar Vitamin and Herb launched a fish oil that tastes great and is easy to take, says the company. Solgar minnows omega-3 mini bursts are small, chewable and have no fishy aftertaste. Soft gels come in Tutti Frutti Sorbet Flavor and deliver 364 mg of EPA and 280 mg of DHA per serving.

New from Barlean’s is a Key Lime flavor for its Omega Swirl line. Delivering over 2,000 mg of omega-3s EPA and DHA per tablespoon, the product is made with Barlean’s Fresh Catch molecularly distilled fish oil. The company touts a smoothie taste and texture for the products, which are gluten free and naturally sweetened with xylitol.

May and June were busy for companies attending industry suppliers-focused conventions. With a fresh new name and venue, more than 3,500 health and nutrition professionals attended Virgo’s three-day SupplySide MarketPlace convention in New York City, held May 8–10.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

While you may have answered “No way!” to the snob question, some recent articles say otherwise about organic shoppers. Check this out. The May 15, 2012 online issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science published a study by Kendall J. Eskine, Ph.D., psychology professor at Loyola University New Orleans, suggesting that choosing organic foods actually affects people’s moral behavior (1). And, it’s not for the better.

Nothing says “summer” like a great cookout. Hands-on, creative retailers can help shoppers put two and two together to create ideas for a green and healthy meal. Here are some tips for how.

A new candy bar flavor is available from Justin’s Nut Butter. Milk Chocolate Almond, with an almond center sandwiched between layers of nougat and caramel and covered in milk chocolate, has been added alongside existing Dark Chocolate Peanut and Milk Chocolate Peanut. The candy bars are certified gluten-free.

Happytot Plus fruit/veggie pouches are packed with fiber, antioxi dants, vitamins, minerals and choline to aid in brain development. Fortified with Salba for omega-3s, the line is free of gluten, GMOs, artificial colors, flavoring agents and preservatives. Flavors include Kale, Apple & Mango; Blueberry, Apple & Purple Carrot; and Strawberry, Kiwi, Beet & Pear. 

Life Extension offers Rich Rewards Breakfast Blend and Decaf Roast ground antioxidant cof fees. According to the company, the coffees yield “greater chlorogenic acid levels, an antioxidant naturally found in unroasted coffee, than other premium brands.” They have up to 254% more chlorogenic acid and let coffee drinkers get the benefits of heavy coffee drinking in half the number of cups.