NewsBriefs: April 2016

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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.

NeoCell of Irvine, CA, completed its fall campaign to raise money for Vitamin Angels with a $60,000 donation to the charity. For every product it shipped from October through December, 25 cents was given to the nonprofit.

United Natural Foods Inc. of Providence, RI, acquired Haddon House Food Products Inc. for $217.5 million and Global Organic/Specialty Source for an undisclosed amount.

Dr. Bronner’s of Vista, CA, released a new eight-minute documentary called Journey to Serendipol. The film shares the voices of farmers and Dr. Bronner’s partners at

Serendipol and presents the story of fair trade and organic production of virgin coconut oil in Sri Lanka.

Jakemans, Inc. of Manchester, NH, announced its GOPO Rosehip with Galactolipids is now available in all The Vitamin Shoppe stores and will be rolled out in select U.S. retailers throughout 2016.

KeHE has of Naperville, IL, acquired San Diego-based Monterrey Provision Company, a 40-year-old family-owned distributor of retail grocery products. The acquisition is said to help advance KeHE’s strategic plan to be a trusted distributor for natural, organic and specialty products.

Wellnext LLC, based in Sunrise, FL, has bought the Natural Calm and Organic Life Vitamins brands along with Organic Connections. Justin Farmer, CEO of Natural Dynamics, will become president of the Natural Vitality brands. Ken Whitman, president of Natural Dynamics, will become chief creative officer for Natural Vitality. Wellnext also owns Rainbow Light, Champion Nutrition, Sedona Labs and other brands.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine April 2016