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First Milk sells sports nutrition company

Sports nutrition producer CNP Professional has been sold to The Protein Partners following a strategic review of the company.

Blackmores and Bega infant nutrition venture misses targets amid China slowdown

A joint venture between Blackmores and Bega Cheese to supply infant formula across APAC - and in particular China - has missed its sales targets, hitting Bega’s financial performance.


Authentic action: Standing out in a competitive landscape

With more than 30,000 businesses generating sales of over A$4bn (US$3.1bn), the Australian complementary medicines industry has created a highly competitive landscape.

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Welsh rugby enlists one of its own for nutrition

Welsh firm Pro Athlete Supplementation (PAS) has won a contract to be the ‘Official Supplier of Performance Nutrition’ to the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

Former Liverpool FC expert helps Herbalife pick up the pace of sports nutrition promotion

Herbalife is launching the Herbalife24 Program for Australia and New Zealand as it seeks to boost its sports nutrition products in the two countries.

GNC could be the next supplement firm to be taken into Chinese ownership

GNC could become the latest vitamin and supplement firm to have Chinese owners, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the company has met with several interested parties.

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Nestlé lowers full-year sales outlook

Nestlé has lowered its full year outlook from 4.2% to 3.5% as it feels the effect of a deflationary market.

Business Monitor: How are APAC's leading nutrition and supplement firms faring?

In the first instalment of NutraIngredients–Asia's Business Monitor, we keep tabs on the latest developments at the region’s leading nutrition and supplement firms, featuring Blackmores, Swisse Wellness and Ausnutria....

FoodDrinkEurope promotes healthy eating with new website

Industry trade group FoodDrinkEurope has launched a new website to highlight industry efforts to promote healthier lifestyles. 

France ploughs billions into 'intelligent' proteins - seeks global leadership by 2030

France aims to become a leading world supplier of protein by 2030 with an agreement signed yesterday between government and industry pledging to boost investment into 'intelligent food' from both...

Alpro: 'we made a mistake and we’re really sorry'

Twitter storm blows up Alpro's dairy problem

Belgian manufacturer of plant-based dairy alternatives Alpro has been caught in a Twitter storm after it tweeted that a healthy diet consists of one third animal-based products. Disgruntled vegan followers referenced the company’s...

Liver function probiotic addresses ‘unmet clinical need’

OMNi-BiOTiC HETOX, an eight-strain probiotic formulation from Institut Allergosan, is the first product to present a therapeutic alternative to organ transplants for sufferers of liver disease.

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Unilever to relocate food R&D to Wageningen University

Global food giant Unilever is to relocate its R&D centres for food, home and personal care to Wageningen University in the Netherlands, creating what it calls "a global food innovation...

SeaDragon officially opens NZ$10m omega-3 refinery as new investor talks collapse

New Zealand Omega-3 company SeaDragon has officially opened its new refinery in Nelson, which the firm previously said has the potential to generate NZ$50m annual sales.

Magic move? Tesco targets wintery Brits with vitamin D mushrooms

Tesco has launched vitamin D2-enriched mushrooms in the UK, a move that could help Britons deficient in the nutrient, dieticians say.

Pedon pulse pasta rides Europe's protein wave

Dutch consumers' first impression of Pedon's red lentil pasta may have been lacklustre but the Italian pulse processor is unworried as it rides Europe's triple trend wave for healthy protein, flavoured pasta...

Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to...

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Nestlé Health Science founding chief retires after 40 years

Luis Cantarell, who headed up €500m+ food-pharma crossover research centre Nestlé Health Science when it launched in 2010, is retiring after 40 years at the Swiss food giant.

Entrepreneurs spy ‘root’ into sports & energy drink space

The first production of a new ginger-based sports energy drink is currently underway, after raising over £6,500 (€7515) in pre-orders through a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.

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100% juice products to expand beyond fruit base drinks to vegetables, exotic plants and coconut

100% juice products are capturing the imagination of consumers and driving growth, which will see expansion beyond traditional fruit base drinks to include vegetables, exotic plants and coconut, according to...

New EHPM chair promises botanicals progress at ‘crucial point for our industry’

EHPM, the Brussels-based group representing smaller firms in the EU supplements space has elected a new chair, Michel Horn, who has promised action in the limboed botanicals sector with regard...

Vitamin drink slugs double digit growth (without claims)

The EU should “quicken its step” and raise the upper limit of stevia that is permitted in soft drinks, says VitHit’s founder, Gary Lavin, whilst dismissing health claims as “unnecessary” when marketing a vitamin...

Slimming food companies welcome EU law changes

Forza Industries and trade association Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) voice their support for new EU legislation that has clarified the use of weight loss claims on meal replacement products.

Sirco seeks fresh blood with EU claim-backed juice

Whether “ahead of its time” or just very niche, blood flow beverage brand Sirco is seeking to attract a broader consumer base, with the launch of of two new ‘easy to drink’ products....

Liverpool FC recruits bespoke sports nutrition player; vegans score

Science in Sport (SiS) is Liverpool Football Club’s new official sports nutrition provider, with an emphasis on customised solutions to the giant club’s players.