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Special edition: Inside Europe’s food supplement markets

Q&A: Industry bodies lay down the law on key European issues

European food supplement groups share insights from the law to distribution to marketing and science in this Q&A on the €7bn European supplements sector, according to Euromonitor International.

Special edition: Inside Europe’s food supplement markets

The decline of sports supplement contamination

Doped athletes continue blaming contaminated food supplements as a convenient alibi, but it’s a thin excuse getting thinner as the mainstream supplements industry moves even higher up the quality chain,...

ESSNA: “Thousands of people engaging in sport and activity at all levels use and benefit from legal sports nutrition products."

Euro sports nutrition sector: Supplements no gateway to doping

Consuming sports supplements is not a step on the slippery slope to doping, the European sports nutrition sector has said in response to a US sports coach turned whistle blower...

Zooming into protein trends region by region

Protein has been topping the ‘hottest ingredient’ lists for a while now - but how does demand break down region by region?Has the sugar backlash...

European dietary survey reveals alarming rate of confusion and misinformation

A new survey reveals people in the UK, Germany and the US may not be eating as healthily as they believe, with 72% of respondents claiming to have a good...

How can companies clear up confusion over the healthiness of free-from foods?

One fifth of Brits believes free-from foods are healthier than normal foods while the same number believes they are higher in fat, salt and sugar. But why is this and what...

Frutarom acquires 79% of Nutrafur

Frutarom has acquired 79% of Spanish firm Nutrafur in a €10.3 m sale which will help the company develop its portfolio of natural plant extracts for food preservation, says Frutarom.

Which food and drink companies use social media well – and which don't?

Nearly one third of UK tweets are about food and drink companies - an impressive figure.  But as we reported yesterday , most companies aren't making...

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Back to school – but not for Ribena as retailer rings sugary drink recess

Return to school can be an abundant time for food and drink makers, but stakeholder actions are rupturing market safeholds as health concerns rise, says Euromonitor analyst Lauren Bandy in...

‘Digestive health and tea are big markets; putting the two together just makes sense.’ Former Clipper Teas executives launch Daily Cultures

Tea offers a convenient and ‘everyday’ way to take probiotics, say two former Clipper Teas and Tropicana executives as they launch their Daily Cultures tea brand.

Arla boosts West African 'distribution backbone' with JVs in Nigeria and Senegal

Arla Foods has partnered with companies in Nigeria and Senegal to boost its "distribution backbone" in West Africa. 

‘Tough’ dairy industry hits Arla’s revenue

Arla Foods’s revenue has dropped 3.8% to £3.78bn (€5.12bn) during the first half of this year as a result of the globally declining milk prices creating a “tough” situation for...

NBTY's acquisition of Dr Organic mirrors trend in supplement industry toward personal care

Dietary supplement manufacturing giant NBTY has acquired UK skincare line Dr Organic, a move that mirrors a trend in the supplement industry toward higher margin personal care offerings.

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Fennel supplements – why do Europeans take them and are they safe?

Fennel may be the sixth most consumed botanical in some European countries, but little is known about its safety or rate of consumption, say PlantLIBRA researchers looking at it for...

Smart water bottle company Hidrate gets huge launch from Kickstarter

After successfully raising $627,644 from 8,015 supporters via Kickstarter, Minneapolis-based Hidrate Inc will launch its HidrateMe smart water bottle product in December.

Beyond malnutrition: Food security means food supply

Food security is not just about hunger and poverty – it must move into the mainstream as the challenge of feeding nine billion people comes into sharper focus, according to...

Cognitive Health Quiz: Do you know your DHA from your PhosphatidylSerine?

Do you know which ingredient has a FDA qualified health claim for reducing the risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia in the elderly? What percentage of the total carotenoids in...

South Asia radius

Indian nutraceuticals market to touch $6bn by 2020

Indian nutraceuticals market to touch $6bn by 2020

No sale process for LGC - Bridgepoint

Private equity firm Bridgepoint has denied media reports it is looking to sell LGC.

Alternative proteins, delivery tech dominate M&A activity; supplements trail off

The Nutrition Capital Network reports that mergers and acquisitions activity in branded natural and organic food & beverage companies is on a record-setting pace for 2015. In addition, NCN reports...

IRI research gives insight into how to market to Millennials, characterized as world's first 'digital natives'

Millennials are the first generation that has been switched on since birth. So while that means they are more sophisticated digitally, they are also more opinionated, too, something that marketers...

In the year 2020: Global nutraceuticals market to be worth €35bn; 7% annual growth forecast

Botanicals are the fastest growing nutraceutical ingredient class in a category being driven by ageing populations around the world, a report has found.

special edition: protein

How much do you really know about protein?

Do you know which country consumes the most protein per capita? Which protein company has been causing a stir among feminist tweeters? How much protein the average adult should be...

Special edition: Protein

Mainstream keen on protein foods (but supplements still rule)

Protein has been hot for some years and shows no sign of abating in the near future as diet trends flip in protein’s favour from largely discredited low-fat to lower-carb/higher-protein regimes and...

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