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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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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NewsBrief

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

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CRN's Industry-Wide Dietary Supplement Product Registry

Washington, D.C.— In a unanimously authorization by its board, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced today its creation of an industry-wide dietary supplement product registry, which will be launched by the end of the year.

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Mushroom Wisdom

Mushroom Wisdom, East Rutherford, NJ, founded by CEO Mike Shirota in 1991, celebrated its 25th Anniversary at Expo West.  Addressing the audience at Mushroom Wisdom’s annual Expo West breakfast symposium, Shirota reflected on the company’s 25 years and expressed his gratitude. “On behalf of Mushroom Wisdom and all of its employees, I would like to thank all of you who have been supporting us for the last 25 years,” he said. “Without your warm patronage and big support, we wouldn’t be here today.”

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kamut

Big Sandy, MT—Kamut International celebrated its 30th anniversary at Expo West with a booth birthday party, a new product launch and the release of new research.

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NewsBriefs

Newark, NJ-based Nachurél Ingredients, LLC will be represented by Nucentric Nutrition, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, for U.S. sales of its Ayurvedic extracts and proprietary beadlets.

CannaVest Corp. of San Diego, CA, has been renamed CV Sciences.

Rich Vitamins LLC (maker ofalternaVites) of New York, NY, will now be distributed by Palko Services and KeHE Distributors.

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People News

Aura Cacia of Norway, IA, announced that Fred Bacher joined the company as vice president of sales, essentials.

NeoCell of Irvine, CA, partnered with Julie Russak, M.D., FAAD., a board-certified dermatologist in New York, NY, to be its new brand chief medical ambassador.

Mario Battaglia joined Global ID Group, Inc. of Fairfield, IA, as managing director, international.

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