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

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Promotions, new hires, retirements, and more.

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New York, NY—The American Conference Institute’s 3rd Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements is taking place from June 24–25 in New York, NY.

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Washington, D.C. – Not even two weeks after the U.S. Drug and Food Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to five companies for mislabeling BMPEA (R-beta-methylphenethylamine) as a dietary ingredient; some members of the Senate are calling for the source of the BMPEA, Acacia rigidula, to be looked into by the Federal Trade Commission.  

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Pittsburgh, PA—GNC Holdings announced a sales drop for the quarter in an earnings call, but did not attribute it to the recent NYAG controversy.

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The leader of Solgar Vitamins' production facility for 30 years, Nathan “Nat” L. Skop passed away on Friday, April 24 at the age of 89.

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Silver Spring, MD – As of Thursday, April 23, five dietary supplement companies received warning letters for their use of an unapproved stimulant in their products. The companies were accused of using BMPEA (R-beta-methylphenethylamine) as a dietary supplement ingredient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the firms 15 business days to make the needed adjustments to the eight total products involved.

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Private label products are not an area retailers tend to dabble in lightly. Store brand dietary supplements are often an integral part of the business, and not just a sort of bonus option for customers that can be tacked on to the vitamin department without any planning or forethought. Innovative approaches to private label and a winning strategy are key to the overall health of many stores.

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WholeFoods editors attended several education sessions at Expo West 2015, and bring you some key take-home points here.

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Reports and key takeaways from Expo West 2015.

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