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UK supplements firm eyes high street after capital injection

UK supplements firm Natural Nutrients has bagged a €145k investment from Northstar Ventures to develop its natural and ‘friendly’ brand and expand its product lines and retail distribution.

Glanbia Performance Nutrition drives Glanbia 2016 half year results

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group based in Ireland, has announced its results for the six months ending July 2, 2016.

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Herbalife gets green light to expand China operations

Herbalife has won approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce to operate in three additional provinces in the country.

Abbott recalls infant nutrition product following diarrhoea complaints

Abbott Nutrition has recalled medical infant nutrition products shipped to nine countries after it was found they “may not have received sufficient sterilisation”.  

DuPont reports first positive sales numbers in several quarters

DuPont reported higher earnings on improved margins even as sales figures were hurt by foreign currency headwinds as a planned merger with Dow Chemical Co moves forward.

Solid global, flat European growth for Danone in first half of 2016

Can Actimel revamp inject life into Danone’s flat European sales?

Danone has recorded negative overall sales figures in Europe for the first half of 2016. But the company hopes investment in the relaunch of its Activia and Actimel brands will...

Ice cream makers locked in cold war over health claims

Complaints over health claims by 'healthy' ice cream makers descends into a war of words, as rivals Oppo, Taywell and Perfect World trade claims and insults over their products.

Coca-Cola turns to baobab in new low calorie soft drink brand

Coca-Cola has launched a soft drink which counts baobab extract among its ingredients: a beverage that could be rolled out globally in the future. 

Chia seed drinks tap into consumer movement ‘away from all things sugary’

Chia seed based drinks can disrupt the beverage market thanks to two key attributes: around 33% less sugar than fruit juice and an array of functional benefits, according to chia...

Ascendis eyes August completion of €170m Scitec deal

South African firm Ascendis Health is aiming to complete its acquisition of sports nutrition company Scitec International by the end of August, with CEO Karsten Wellner expecting strong growth even...

Zhaolong Foods to produce China’s first gum with organic tea ingredient

Zhaolong Foods has secured the patent from Anhui Agricultural University (AAU) to manufacture China’s first gum with organic tea polyphenols.

Special Edition: Anti-Aging

Seeing is believing: Managing consumer expectations for beauty from within products

When consumers use beauty-from-within products they expect to see the effects in the mirror, and sometimes quickly, but this is actually more of an opportunity than a challenge, say experts.

Special edition: Anti-aging

Fitting beauty within healthy aging not easily done but worth the effort, experts say

Fitting a beauty-from within brand message into a healthy aging product positioning is challenging but can have a huge payoff, brand holders say.

Nutricia withdraws paediatric products: 'Patient protection is of utmost importance'

Danone’s medical nutrition business Nutricia has recalled a batch of its Seravit nutrition product for hospitalised children in the UK and Ireland after it was discovered the products contained too...

Polish startup Ronzo is designing capsules of cricket powder for bodybuilders

With a Kickstarter in the works, Ronzo is readying itself to enter the burgeoning American sports nutrition market offering capsules of cricket powder, which the company says is packed with...

Danone+WhiteWave reaction

Frost & Sullivan: ‘More dairy companies will expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales’

More dairy companies will look to expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales and take advantage of the +15% compound annual growth rate witnessed by...

Danone $12.5bn WhiteWave acquisition ‘comes as no surprise’ say industry specialists

Danone has entered into an agreement to acquire The WhiteWave Foods Company (WhiteWave) for approximately $12.5bn, with the transaction expected to close at the end of the year.

'Breakfast biscuits no healthier than Coco Pops' - the industry responds

Belvita owner Mondelēz International has said a UK study claiming breakfast biscuits may be “no healthier for you than a bowl of Kellogg’s Coco Pops” has ignored the full nutritional profile...

Brexit debate

Unilever boss backs remain amid company logo row

The boss of Unilever is the latest senior food industry figure to speak up in favour of remaining in the EU, amid a spat over the use of the company’s...

Heard of himanthalia? Dutch start-up aims to replace carb-heavy pasta with seaweed

Himanthalia - or sea spaghetti - may not be commonly known. But as a healthy like-for-like pasta replacement that boosts vegetable intake and is harvested in a sustainable way, it...

‘There’s an opportunity to broaden the appeal of energy drinks’: Thailand’s Carabao on potential of UK market

Asian energy drink Carabao has launched in the UK, and while it admits it’s a competitive market, it still sees significant untapped potential beyond the niche categories of ‘lads, high-octane...

Leicester City signs sports supplements deal

Welsh firm Pro Athlete Supplementation (PAS) has signed a deal that makes it the exclusive sports supplements supplier to reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions Leicester City Football Club.

Danone enters FTSE4Good Index

Danone has announced its entrance into the FTSE4Good Index, a global responsible investment index designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

Nestlé invests €9m in microbiome research

Nestlé and Imperial College London (ICL) are kicking off their new nutritional science partnership by investigating how fibre consumption can improve metabolic health, mental performance and digestive health in seniors.

Bella Berry beauty drink on finding the right retailers and investors

Beauty drink Bella Berry launched in the UK last year with a mission to bring beauty drinks to a mass market. One of the key lessons for the brand has...

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