vitamin world acquired

Ronkonkoma, NYAccording to StreetInsider.com, NBTY, Inc., sold its Vitamin World retail business to private equity firm Centre Lane Partners for $25 million. The transaction may close as early as mid-February 2016.

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Lakewood, OH—In many stores, a job opens up, applications come in, new employees are selected, they’re briefly trained and away they go. In some stores, training goes a step further to maybe a monthly educational seminar. Nature’s Bin, based here, takes training 10 steps further, however, by making it the store’s mission to hire, train, mentor and support employees with a variety of disabilities.

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NJ State Assembly

Trenton, NJ—The New Jersey State Legislature recently passed the New Jersey Assembly Bill 4133, which allows physicians and podiatric physicians to dispense certain dietary supplements. The bill was originally introduced in the NJ state assembly in February 2015, and passed the state senate on January 19 of this year.

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healthy natural show

Chicago, IL—The Healthy & Natural Show recently announced some headliners in its educational program, which will kick off Thursday, May 5.

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supplements safety

Arlington, VA—PBS aired a Frontline segment on “Supplements and Safety” on Jan. 19 suggesting that supplements are unsafe, make fraudulent claims and are unregulated.

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news brief

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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state ags

Silver Spring, MD; Salt Lake City, UT-Two industry trade groups are teaming up in a joint effort to improve relationships with state attorneys general (AGs).

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crn

Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is now requiring all member companies to submit product labels to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD).

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kratom

Silver Spring, MD-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a press release on January 6, 2016 that U.S Marshals, at the agency’s request, seized approximately 90,000 bottles of dietary supplements labeled as containing kratom from Dordozin Natural Products LLC, South Beloit, IL. Marketed under the brand name RelaKzpro, the seizure is valued at greater than $400,000.

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