Image Gallery: Top Posts in October
During the month of October, INSIDER readers frequently viewed articles and galleries on the 2016 Editor’s Choice Awards at SupplySide West, trends at SupplySide West and the advancement of omega-3 technologies.
Image Gallery: 2016 Editors Choice Awards Supplements Winners
With dynamic speakers, unique educational summits, expert panel discussions and a vibrant exhibit hall, SupplySide West is the go-to event for natural products professionals. The creative collaborations and innovative ingredients that are a hallmark of the event are also the driving force behind the thriving marketplace. As such, the 2016 gathering marks the 5th annual celebration of the SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Awards—recognizing some of the coolest new launches of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products across more than 20 categories. This year’s supplements honorees are proudly presented by Arizona Nutrition Supplements (ANS).
This image gallery showcased 2016’s winners for the supplement categories.
General Mills Faces Class Action Over 'Healthy' Claims, High Sugar
General Mills touts its products as healthy, but they contain unhealthy levels of sugar, according to a class action lawsuit filed by consumers. The suit, filed Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, alleged General Mills made false claims for a number of its cereals and breakfast bars, including Cheerios, Fiber One and Nature Valley brands.
Image Gallery: Trendspotting at SupplySide West 2016
If you were among the nearly 15,000 suppliers and buyers who attended this year’s SupplySide West held Oct. 4 to 8 in Las Vegas, you were on hand to see the latest ingredients for the dietary supplement, food, beverage, animal nutrition, personal care and cosmetic industries. The show floor was roughly the size of 13 football fields, and INSIDER editors were busy meeting with vendors and looking for up-and-coming trends. The following image gallery highlighted a few trends and hot ingredients identified by our editors.
Judge Gives Final Approvals to Settlements in Nu Skin Lawsuits
A federal judge in Salt Lake City gave final approval to a settlement in a putative class-action lawsuit filed two years ago against Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. and its senior executives. The US$47 million settlement resolves allegations that the company and its executives failed to disclose an unlawful pyramid scheme in China. Judge Jill N. Parrish also awarded attorney’s fees in the amount of $13.6 million plus interest—reflecting 29 percent of the settlement fund—and the payment of litigation expenses of approximately $449,000 plus interest.
Image Gallery: 2016 Editors Choice Awards Food and Beverages Winners
Amidst the action in the Mandalay Bay Expo Hall at SupplySide West in Las Vegas, finalists in 11 categories gathered Friday, Oct. 7 for the announcement of 2016’s winners in the CPG Editor’s Choice Awards food and beverages categories. With dynamic speakers, unique educational summits, expert panel discussions and a vibrant exhibit hall, SupplySide West is the go-to event for natural products professionals. The creative collaborations and innovative ingredients that are a hallmark of the event are also the driving force behind the thriving marketplace. As such, the 2016 gathering marks the 5th annual celebration of the SupplySide CPG Editor's Choice Awards—recognizing some of the coolest new launches of consumer packaged goods (CPG) products across more than 20 categories.
This image gallery showcased 2016’s winners for the food and beverages categories.
Slide Show: SupplySide West 2016, FDA's Cara Welch
SupplySide West, held Oct. 4 to 8 in Las Vegas, offered a range of education, networking and expo hall activities. One of the most popular was the featured speaker presentation, which kicked things off on Thursday morning. Cara Welch, Ph.D., senior advisor, FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, took time to update nearly 400 participants on the agency’s position and thinking in key areas.
GNC first popped up in Chinese towns and cities in 2011, with small stores within grocery stores, and now rumors are swirling the giant dietary supplement retailer might end up with a Chinese owner. The Wall Street Journal broke the news that GNC is up for sale and a pair of Chinese equity firms are among the interested parties. The journal reported any such acquisition could be worth US$4 billion, including debt—GNC’s market value is around $1.3 billion, with outstanding debt of around $1.4 billion.
How Prebiotics and Probiotics May Benefit Weight Loss
They’re out there: the people who can eat virtually anything and not gain weight. Some people can get away with a lot more deviations from a healthy eating plan while staying lean or at least not putting on unwanted weight as quickly as most others do. Such good fortunes are typically credited to the person’s having a “high metabolism." This implies they simply burn more calories just walking around, sitting, sleeping and doing daily activities. This is actually not true, and recent scientific discoveries on the microbiome (the collection of organisms that live in and on us, primarily in the digestive tract) have shed some light on this topic.
FDAs Draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notifications in Dietary Supplements: Counting the Cost
SupplySide Central, a feature stage located amidst the busy exhibit hall of SupplySide West in Las Vegas, was abuzz with premium educational speakers Oct. 6 and 7. One session drawing a great deal of interest was Friday afternoon’s “Counting the Cost of FDA’s Draft Guidance,” featuring Loren Israelsen of the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) and Skye Lininger, DC, of Healthnotes Inc.
New Omega-3 Technologies Evolving
Butter didn’t need to be added to coffee to demonstrate the importance of fats as energy in the diet, but maybe it helped. The concept that fats other than omega-3s and -6s are healthy may present a challenge to market growth. Fortunately, the quality problems that plagued the sector for years have moved on. It’s no longer necessary to worry how to clean up fish oil and make it taste like key lime pie. But where to go from here?