NIH Supplements

Bethesda, MD—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine have put together a free online database intended to give shoppers and health care providers more information about dietary supplements.


Chicago, IL—At its annual Holiday Show, held here June 10–11, KeHE Distributors, LLC of Romeoville, IL, announced it is rebranding and dropping the name Tree of Life in its U.S. operations.

Jeff Wright NPA

The Natural Products Association currently finds itself at a crucial point in our association’s history: do we allow our membership to evolve with the industry or do we remain as we are?

News from industry food companies.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Buffalo Grove, IL—Wild oregano expert North American Herb & Spice, based here, is turning 15. Founded in 1999 by Judy Kay Gray, M.S., the company now offers over 200 unique product formulations sourced from fruits, herbs and spices from around the world.

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

The technological strides we’ve made as a society are incredible when you think about it. The plethora of communication and information tools we have at our fingertips is mind-boggling. The lion’s share of these advances has impacted our lives for the better. However, there is one group that is dealing with some blowback—brick and mortar shops.

Chicago, IL—Market research firm Mintel estimates that U.S. retail sales of homeopathic and herbal remedies increased 3% in 2012. Total sales from various channels were approximately $6.4 billion.