A branded cranberry extract (PACran from Decas Botanical Synergies) was showed in a clinical trial to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. Results from the study were presented at the most recent PhytoPharm conference in Nuremberg.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

News from industry food companies.

How can you attract Hispanic shoppers? For insight, I spoke with Sue Hamby, Ph.D., owner of Discover Natural Foods, in Temple, TX, a 3,000-square-foot store focusing on vitamins, supplements and natural foods. Dr. Hamby realized that her trade area had become so diverse; she needed a culturally relevant marketing plan, and began to research the Hispanic market.

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity work, certifications, company news and more.

A close examination of the U.S. beverage industry’s collective efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle reveals many divergent trends.

Dulven, Netherlands—Market research firm Innova Market Insights says the superfruits craze shows no signs of slowing down, as more companies are using such ingredients in a broad range of foods and drinks.

Atlanta, GA—Data on outbreaks of foodborne illness occurring in 2008 in the United States have been finalized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and released in a report. Officially titled “Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks—United States, 2008,” and appearing in an edition of CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the document indicates that for the most recent year with complete disease data, 1,034 separate foodborne outbreaks were reported.