Top Stories in April 2017
During the month of April 2017, INSIDER readers frequently visited articles, podcasts, blogs and galleries on a lawsuit involving marijuana extract, DMAA and flavor challenges in functional beverages.
Success of MLM Herbalife
Los Angeles—Michael Johnson was named CEO of Herbalife Ltd. in 2003, the year the nutrition company accumulated net sales of US$1.1 billion. Since then, Herbalife’s sales of its protein shakes, snacks and other products have quintupled to $4.5 billion in 2016, and the multi-level marketing (MLM) behemoth has expanded its operations to nearly 100 countries around the planet.
This Slide Show is based on a presentation by Monica Feldman, global director of client services, Nicholas Hall & Co. It was given during Probiotics Marketplace, part of the 2017 Ingredient Marketplace event.
U.S. Health Care Bill May Clear Way for Supplements in HSAs
The fate of the future of American health care hangs in the Senate, but the House-passed American Health Care Act may be one step closer to getting supplements included in health savings accounts (HSA) and/or flexible spending accounts (FSA). Jay Hawkins, partner, Alpine Group, noted that the new health care bill overrides the provision in the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., Obamacare) that removed over the counter (OTC) products from eligible HAS/FSA purchases. Hawkins, who spoke at the Ingredient Marketplace featured panel discussion “NDIs, FTC and More: Navigating the Changes Posed by a New Administration,” discusses the new potential role for supplements in health care with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, in this podcast.
This blog examines the growing need for probiotic products and demand for functional foods, innovative product packaging, and demand for natural and herbal products are three of the top emerging market trends driving the global health and wellness food market, according to a new study from Technavio.
This Digital Magazine explores stevia, honey, coconut sugar, agave syrup, raw sugar, brown rice syrup, brazzien, oat and yacon, which are among the ingredients gaining traction in the quest to satisfy consumer desire for increasingly natural sweeteners that don’t compromise on taste.
Marketing to Millennial Moms
In this podcast, Katherine Wintsch, Founder & CEO, The Mom Complex, and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, discuss how brand can attract Millennial moms, and gain a loyal consumer base.
Sports Nutrition Considerations
This Slide Show provides an overview of some key considerations when developing a sports nutrition product for market.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Hemp, Regulatory Review
This is the third in a series of articles examining regulatory hurdles facing CBD producers and marketers in the dietary supplement industry, and ongoing efforts to comply with federal regulations. Go here to read the second article.
In late 2015, Carolina Hemp Co. began promoting “hemp extracts" and subsequently formed relationships with local pharmacies and doctor’s offices. Then in early spring 2017, the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy circulated a guidance document that disrupted the distributor’s business.
Vitamin Shoppe – Challenges in Sports Nutrition Market
In discussing its disappointing first quarter
2017 (1Q17) results, released May 10, Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) highlighted ongoing challenges in its sports nutrition business, including falling comparable sales tied to the promotional environment in the sports market.