CRN’s Regulatory Summit, Richard L. Cleland,

While at CRN’s May 5th Regulatory Summit, Richard L. Cleland, assistant director of the Division of Advertising Practices in the Bureau of Consumers Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), provided an update on FTC’s guides on native advertising and social media marketing opportunities.

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CRN’s Regulatory Summit, Akshay Kapoor

At CRN’s May 5th Regulatory Summit, Akshay Kapoor, MSPH, a former Senior Health Policy Advisor to Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, shared “Breaking the Gridlock: Regulation of Dietary Supplements in the United States," which proposes a comprehensive pathway for reforming the dietary supplement market.

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NewsBriefs

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

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people news

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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GNC

Pittsburgh, PA—GNC Holdings, Inc. announced in its first-quarter results on Thursday it would be selling and refranchising 84 company-owned stores to franchisee, Sun Holding, for approximately $17 million.

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The DeCicco & Sons franchise

Larchmont, NY—Have you ever thought about making big changes to your store to make it even more "green." One NY grocery store recently used innovative technology to benefit the environment, which in return has benefited their bottom line.

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npa lobby day

Washington, D.C.On April 12–13, the Natural Products Association (NPA) held its 2016 annual Natural Products Day at which 100 retail and manufacturing representatives of the natural products industry met with members of Congress from 20 different states and their staff.

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Astaxanthin

BGG Group has spun off its astaxanthin business into a new subsidiary called Algae Life Sciences, Inc., and launched the first organic-certified astaxanthin on the market, AstaZine. The firm used Ecocert as its organic certifier.

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The Gentle Barn

A packed room of Expo West attendees learned about The Gentle Barn at an event held during Expo West.

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People News

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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