sea buckthorn

Green Bay, WI—Sea buckthorn helps support heart and metabolic health in overweight women, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Dan Fabricant SupplySide

SupplySide West drew  12,000 industry members November 12–16 in Las Vegas, NV. According to show organizers, this marks a 11% increase in attendance. A main attraction of the event was featured speaker Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fabricant spoke about several regulatory issues like good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and warning letters.

Benicia, CA—The use of undenatured type II collagen is well known to benefit those with long-term joint discomfort. Now, new research from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition says it might be helpful to healthy individuals after exercise.

News from industry food companies.

What distinguishes a natural products store from all other retailers? More than anything else, I believe we are aligned by a shared ingredient standard; we endeavor to offer only high-quality, clean ingredients. As a competitive difference in the marketplace, this standard, above all else, distinguishes “natural” stores from all other stores.

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

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

What did retailers from across the country tell us was hot to close out 2013? Here is our breakdown of national and regional sales trends from October through December, as identified from our monthly What’s Selling column.

Haddonfield, NJ—Reviva Labs, known for its innovative skincare products, celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.