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L-Arginine-B vitamin combination effective for blood pressure improvements: Study

A combination of l-arginine with folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12 may improve vascular function and help reduce blood pressure, says a new study from Germany.

Company to sell 60% stake in Dairy Ireland to Irish co-op

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

Glanbia reported better than expected growth in 2016 with performance nutrition driving revenue and profits, said the firm as it announced the part sell-off of its Irish dairy business. 

Profits slump at Blackmores as 'challenging' China market continues to take its toll

Net profits at supplements manufacturer Blackmores slumped by 42% in the first of half of the financial year, with the firm reporting reduced demand from Chinese ‘daigou’ shoppers who buy...

European supplements brand aims to take bigger bite out of Asian weight loss market

Spanish firm Reig Jofre’s nutritional supplements line Forte Pharma is looking towards South East Asia for expansion, after establishing a firm foothold in Hong Kong and Macau. 

Precedent setting: The development and legacy of the GOED monograph

The early 2000s were a time of health claims success and growing consumer awareness around the benefits of omega-3s, but concerns over quality in the sector spurred stakeholders to work...

Bone broth sales more than tripled in 2016, albeit off a very small base

The bone broth category (shelf-stable and refrigerated) is pretty small in the scheme of things, but it’s growing rapidly, with US retail sales more than tripling to $19.7m in the...

Transitioning: Danone profits soar by 34% as firm outlines €1bn cost-cutting

A 34% rise in net profits for French dairy and nutrition giant Danone was backed up by the announcement of a €1 billion efficiency program as the firm continues its...

Asian expansion gives BioGaia reasons for optimism: Managing director

Probiotics manufacturer BioGaia has reported annual sales growth of 9%, excluding exchange rate effects, with managing director Axel Sjöblad highlighting growth in Asia as a key reason for continued confidence...

Mead Johnson Nutrition agrees Reckitt Benckiser takeover

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) has signed a merger agreement with Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (Mead Johnson) under which Mead Johnson shareholders will receive $90 in cash for each share...

Glanbia strengthens performance nutrition offering with €181 million double deal

Dairy and nutritional ingredients firm Glanbia has confirmed two strategic acquisitions that will enhance its performance nutrition division by bringing a greater focus on plant-based foods and direct-to-consumer sales.

China private equity firm acquires 80% stake in Kiwi supplement manufacturer

New Zealand supplement firm Better Health Co, which owns the GO Healthy brand, has sold an 80% stake to an Asian private equity fund to help it tap into international markets.

Reckitt Benckiser in $16.7bn takeover bid for Mead Johnson Nutrition

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) has confirmed it is in ‘advanced negotiations’ to acquire all Mead Johnson Nutrition shares for $90 each in cash, valuing Mead Johnson’s entire share capital...

Blackmores Institute: It’s vital we help pharmacists enhance supplements knowledge

Blackmores Institute is to hold its first Singapore symposium as part of its efforts to help train and guide pharmacists to safely and effectively integrate supplements into their practices.

Mead Johnson full-year sales slip, but China and e-commerce performance 'strong'

Infant nutrition company Mead Johnson saw sales in Asia – its largest region – slip 9% year-on-year, 5% on a constant dollar basis, to $1.856bn – although the company recorded...

High fibre and protein ice cream developed by DuPont is soon to be in hospitals

A range of high fibre and high protein ice creams that have better tastes and textures than standard hospital food will soon be on the menu for patients.

Food Vision preview: London, 1-3 March 2017

Personalised sports nutrition gains another player

At Food Vision  in London on March 1-3 ex-Olympian Andrew Steele will explain why he is so excited about applying genetics to dramatically improve the nutrition and performance of sportspeople....

Hypoallergenic formula launched in Czechia and Slovakia

Mead Johnson Nutrition has signed an agreement with Swiss company Ewopharma, a distributor of pharmaceutical and nutritional products in Central Eastern Europe, to launch Nutramigen PURAMINO in Czechia and Slovakia.

Insect innovation: Getting the right flavour and texture for your product

As Switzerland prepares to legalise three insect species for food, we talk to one Finnish researcher on the best ways to process mealworms and crickets to get the optimal flavour and texture profile....

News in brief

Wales Deaf Rugby Union inks sports nutrition deal

Pro Athlete Supplementation (PAS) has sealed a sponsorship deal with the Wales Deaf Rugby Union.

Herbalife facing investigation over anti-corruption compliance in China

Herbalife has confirmed that it is facing a probe from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding anti-corruption compliance in China. 

Asia growth: The main reason Nestle could be keen on Mead Johnson acquisition

The financial press is rife with chatter that Nestle is weighing up a bid for US infant formula firm Mead Johnson.

Football fuel: Everton renews partnership with The Protein Works

English Premier League club Everton has renewed its partnership with The Protein Works (TPW) - adding personalised nutritional bars to the existing deal.

Perfetti Van Melle fined for dental health messages on chewing gum

Mentos maker Perfetti Van Melle must pay a €180,000 ($192,000) fine for suggesting its chewing gum had equivalent dental health effects to brushing teeth.

SiS revenues up 30% on online & international growth for UK-based sports nutrition player

E-commerce and international expansion helped boost Science in Sport’s 2016 sales by 30%, as the firm signs a new British Cycling sponsorship deal and announces stricter banned substances testing in...

Danone’s Aptamil launched in India as part of nutrition and revenue growth plans

Aptamil, one of Danone’s infant formula brands sold in 45 countries, has been launched in India, with the company saying it plans to produce local supply at the company’s Lalru,...

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