Steven Smith, co-founder of several tea brands including Tazo and Stash, passed away in late March due to health issues stemming from liver cancer. He was 65.

Barlean’s has partnered up with Experticity to offer a unique online retailer education tool.

The natural products industry is home to numerous family businesses. While many families love working together, friction can surface when several family members are involved in the business and everyone isn’t on the same page.

At the “Sustainable Harmony: The Successful Marriage of Activism, Research, and Business” session sponsored by Aker BioMarine U.S., several speakers came together to discuss sustainability initiatives.

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

News from industry food companies.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

nutrex hawaii astaxanthin

Kailua-Kona, HI— Cyanotech Corporation (parent company to Nutrex Hawaii) is soon bringing online a new supercritical CO2 extraction facility for the production of its BioAstin Natural Hawaiian Astaxanthin. The firm recently made a $3.2-million investment in an extremely specialized 1,000-bar extraction and concentration system that will be housed at its headquarters in Kailua-Kona, HI, where its spirulina and astaxanthin microalgae are grown and harvested.