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China’s food and nutrition battleground shifts to functional products and e-commerce platforms

China’s food industry can no longer rely on vast volume growth from mass market items and will increasingly have to focus on innovation around personalised, healthy and functional nutrition products...

Educating consumers on omega-3 benefits, and reminding them of those, remains challenge, event attendees told

Educating consumers on the benefits of omega-3s and keeping those benefits forefront in their minds as they make buying decisions remains one of the principal challenges of the market, experts...

Second generation probiotics: ‘We’re only scratching the surface of knowledge’, says international expert.

The biggest challenge facing the probiotics sector is to spread the word of the potential gains “second generation” products can bring to a broader spectrum of health issues than just...

Sports nutrition: Singapore’s elite athletes focusing on food first, supplements second

Alternative sources of protein and a greater focus on ‘food before supplements’ is shaping the sports nutrition practices of Singapore’s elite athletes.

Why fortification should be seen as a business case, not a nutritional handout

The most effective way to boost nutrition through fortification is by targetting people as consumers, not merely recipients of a donation or a public policy programme.

Special Edition: Omega-3s

Stronger Together: Can Omega-3 combination supplements attract new buyers?

While sales of omega-3 supplements have remained stagnant, brands and manufacturers are testing out the market with more omega-3 combination product launches.

Pregnancy and supplements: What every pharmacist and consumer needs to know – Blackmores Institute

Pharmacists in South East Asia need to play a pivotal role in guiding pregnant women to take the correct supplements and combat the widespread ‘misinformation’ that is available online.

Nutrition firms nurturing new technology, survey finds

An agile approach to digital innovation is a mind-set increasingly being adopted by nutritional companies looking to gain an advantage in a competitive market.

Four crucial consumer factors driving South East Asia's supplements boom

Supplement firms who view South East Asia as one homogenous market are doomed to failure, but there are four key consumer trends common to all markets, according to analysts.

Multivitamins neither help nor hinder heart risk, finds study

Taking a multivitamin has no significant impact on your risk of experiencing a heart attack or other cardiovascular episode, a new study says.

Indian herbal blend bags Belgian botanical claim

Indian herbal blend Herbagut is targeting the German, French, Spanish, Italian and Benelux food supplement markets after winning a key health claim approval.

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT

Supplement firms seeking success in China: ‘Think big, trademark brands and don’t be too trusting’

Companies seeking to launch products in China have been told they have to be in it for long haul and make extensive preparations, ‘instead of turning up at Shanghai airport...

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT

The top five fastest growing supplement sectors in New Zealand revealed

Products for joint health have become the fastest growing sector in New Zealand, with 25% value growth in 2016.

NutraIngredients Awards: Readers' category open ... YOU decide who wins!

Have your say and vote to decide who will win Readers’ Ingredient of the Year and Readers’ Food Supplement of the Year at this year’s NutraIngredients Awards.

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT

Supplements retailing: Five factors to focus on to drive sales success - Mr Vitamins CEO

The CEO of Australia’s largest independent vitamin retailer has argued the industry is missing too many opportunities to maximise supplement sales and deliver high-quality customer service.

Russians have appetite for healthy and nutritious 'proper' food

Researchers in St Petersburg say the majority of Russians see a ‘proper meal’ primarily in terms of health and nutrition, but do not have regular access to it.

NATURAL PRODUCTS NEW ZEALAND SUMMIT 2017

‘Clean and green’: Australian and New Zealand functional honey products continue to buzz in China

Natural products with functional claims such as honey continue to face a bright future as both a food and a therapeutic product, not least in China where demand is expected...

Office veggies: Placing vegetables in public areas raises consumption by almost double, finds study

Dutch researchers have found vegetable consumption can be increased dramatically using simple placement techniques in public places such as offices and hospitals.

GALLERY

Healthy trends at IFE : From 'free-from', to functional teas, chickpeas, and protein waters

This week saw the International Food Exhibition (IFE) come to London. The mega-show brought out the latest offerings from small traders, multinationals, and food service. From the latest meat-free offerings,...

One in five shoppers want more apps to help them reduce food waste: Survey

Over 20% of consumers would like technology to help them tackle food waste, a new survey has found.

Your Voice Matters

Have your say today: NutraIngredients state of the industry survey

Which consumer trends will be important for your business? Are European markets too fragmented? What is in store for your category? How are EU rules affecting your prospects? To gauge...

OPINION: Why vitamin D is vital for women, especially in Asia

The recent occasion of the International Women’s Day provided a good opportunity to reflect on both gender equality, but also on differences between the genders, writes DSM senior scientist Barbara Troesch....

38 finalists will battle it out in 13 categories

Finalists announced: Find out who made the NutraIngredients Awards 2017 shortlist

NutraIngredients is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 edition of the NutraIngredients Awards, ... with the winners announced at our exclusive awards evening in Geneva on 10th May. Will...

East meets West to create 'world's first' catalogue of genomic references for TCM products

A new project has been launched to create the ‘world’s first’ catalogue of genomic references for medicinal plants used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  

Synbio ingredients have vast market penetration, new list shows

Synthetic biology, or GMO 2.0 as some are calling it, has vastly more penetration in the marketplace than was previously believed. That’s the takeaway from the assembly of the first...