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Buffalo Grove, IL—Wild oregano expert North American Herb & Spice, based here, is turning 15. Founded in 1999 by Judy Kay Gray, M.S., the company now offers over 200 unique product formulations sourced from fruits, herbs and spices from around the world.

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

The technological strides we’ve made as a society are incredible when you think about it. The plethora of communication and information tools we have at our fingertips is mind-boggling. The lion’s share of these advances has impacted our lives for the better. However, there is one group that is dealing with some blowback—brick and mortar shops.

Chicago, IL—Market research firm Mintel estimates that U.S. retail sales of homeopathic and herbal remedies increased 3% in 2012. Total sales from various channels were approximately $6.4 billion.

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

Aker Superba

Aker BioMarine, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has new data from a pilot study on krill published in Lipids in Health and Disease by Momentum Pharma Services GmbH in Germany and two Italian research groups. The team used a powdered krill (Superba from Aker) that may be suitable for use in in tablets.

Neptune Krill

Laval, QC, Canada—Rebounding from the November 8, 2012 explosion that destroyed its plant and killed three workers, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. announced in May its plans to resume operations.

IFT Meeting

Chicago, IL—The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is slated to have its Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago this year, July 13–16.

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