Top Posts in December 2016
During the month of December, INSIDER readers frequently viewed articles and galleries on GNC rebranding itself, sports nutrition trends and INSIDER year in reviews for the best of INSIDER in 2016.
GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC), the sports nutrition retailer whose business model its chief executive recently described as “badly broken" and in need of change, is closing thousands of GNC-owned stores on Dec. 28 as it rebrands itself and trains its associates to attract new customers and boost sales.
Sports Nutrition Trends
Over the course of 2016, the sports nutrition consumer base continued to expand into active consumers interested in protein, energy and performance ingredients. In response, companies rethought formulas, flavors and delivery technologies. This image gallery examined those trends.
Growth in Food and Beverage
Year after year, the food & beverage industry has responded to changing consumer attitudes regarding health and wellness, and 2016 was no different. The industry is in a constant state of innovation and food & beverage manufacturers are responding to consumer demand for better-for-you products. It would be impossible to sum up 2016 in one or even 10 blogs, so this blog addressed key areas that influenced industry growth.
Beauty, Personal Care
Several trends affected the beauty and personal care categories in 2016, including demand for natural solutions for sun and pollution protection, advancements in technology and research, and how consumers are utilizing technology to meet their beauty needs, among others. This Image Gallery reviewed these and other top trends affecting these beauty and personal care categories in 2016.
It is no secret that protein is a hot category in the natural products market, but a new market report has highlighted the increased consumer preference for buying protein online as well as the trend toward plant protein products.
In 2016, the dietary supplement industry took proactive measures to stay ahead of controversy and to reaffirm consumers’ trust in the industry, including taking measures to increase transparency, prevent adulteration and expand the market via research and innovation. This Image Gallery reviewed the top happenings and trends in the dietary supplement industry in 2016.
Trending Sports Nutrition Ingredients
This slide show was compiled using information presented during the Emerging Sports Ingredients Panel at SupplySide West 2016.
In this panel, several speakers provided information on the latest ingredients gaining traction in the sports nutrition market.
Best of INSIDER 2016
In 2016, INSIDER started a weekly podcast, featured dozens of infographics, and continued its tradition of high-quality digital magazines and image galleries. Enjoy them all in this look back.
The “best” assets were determined by page views, third-party recognition and editors’ picks.
Joint Health for Animals
Ingredients for healthy joints are a hot area of supplementation, primarily because of the high number of animals—mainly dogs and horses—that suffer from joint-related issues. This slide show, based off the Digital Magazine, “Animal Joint Health,” examined popular ingredients for both companion animals and horses, as well as important considerations for formulating products.