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Jet acquisition helps fuel Walmart's surge in online vitamin sales

Walmart, not Amazon, was the driver of a 20% increase in online vitamin sales in 2016, according to research firm TABS Analytics.

Ingredion cracks the code to transform 'almost any liquid' into a powder

Turning thick honey or chocolate syrup into a flowable powder can be done cheaply and easily thanks to a highly porous plating agent that can replace spray drying, says Ingredion.

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Lesaffre bets on gluten-free nutrition with nutritional yeasts

Lesaffre Human Care’s range of organic-certified nutritional yeasts are now also gluten-free, the company says.

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Following Kerry Group's $220 million (€193m) investment into research and development (R&D) last year, what's next for ingredient innovation at the Irish company? We caught up with the firm's Chief Innovation Officer....

VIDEO: Should we define dietary fiber on the basis of what it is or what it does?

Which ingredients should be classified as dietary fibers and why? Elaine Watson caught up with Dr Dennis Gordon from North Dakota State University (NDSU) at the IFT show in Las...

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Lonza completes Capsugel acquisition for $5.5 billion

Switzerland’s Lonza has completed the acquisition of Capsugel S.A. from KKR after receiving all the required regulatory approvals.

OmniActive targets six-fold increase in APAC business, continues acquisition hunt

OmniActive has signalled its intention to “aggressively expand” across APAC, with plans to open an office in Singapore and increase the region’s share of its global business from around 5%...

Bilberry extract may bring tears to your eyes

Mirtoselect, a natural standardised form of bilberry extract, improves tear flow in people with dry eyes, according to an Indena study.

Asia's 'huge potential' could create an extra $20bn of omega-3 sales

Asia will fuel the growth of the omega-3 sector in the coming years, with the executive director of trade organisation GOED predicting the region could contribute an additional $20bn in...

Vitacost debuts new branding with simplified packaging to make supplement buying ‘easier’

Online retailer Vitacost.com is aiming to boost transparency and consumer understanding with a re-launch of its own brand of dietary supplements with new names and simplified packaging.

Dosage and delivery shine in a generic sports nutrition market

Improvements in delivery formats and dosage forms has been a hallmark of the sports nutrition space for a number of years now as demands of an athlete require food to be...

Lycored sells China and UK premix operations to Prinova

Carotenoid supplier Lycored has sold its premix operations in China and the UK to US firm Prinova Solutions.

Curcumin-piperine combo may support heart health for diabetics: Study

A combination supplement containing curcuminoids plus piperine from black pepper may support heart health for diabetics by improving the levels and functionality of cholesterol, says a new study.

New oil combining algal DHA and organic selenium introduced by Metabolium

Metabolium set sights on human and animal nutrition market with novel DHA-selenium oil from algal source.

Enzymotec launches higher concentrate krill oil that trades on purity message

Enzymotec has expanded on its krill purity message with a new, higher concentrate form of its K-Real ingredient.

Ganeden bets on inactivated probiotic ingredient for new applications

Probiotic giant Ganeden says its new immune ingredient looks to take the benefits of its validated strain into categories and areas that probiotics cannot be used.

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Aker BioMarine named as Norway’s ‘most innovative business’

Krill player Aker BioMarine has been named as Norway’s most innovative company by leading magazine Innovasjonsmagasinet, the company said.

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Taiyo launches ‘Regular Girl’ symbiotic supplement blend into EMEA

Japan-based Taiyo says the digestive health supplement containing a blend of its prebiotic Sunfiber and functional probiotics is now available in the EMEA region.

Nutritional ingredients firm Barentz International expands in Vietnam amid rising APAC sales

Dutch ingredients firm Barentz International recently has opened its first office in Vietnam, on the back of 15% annual Asia Pacific growth.

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Embria partner with Gee Lawson to launch EpiCor ingredient

Gee Lawson will introduce Embria’s immune and digestive health ingredient, EpiCor, to the Western European market, the companies have confirmed.

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Lycored gains EU patent for skincare supplements

A European patent has been granted to Lycored for its carotenoid-based skincare compositions, the company confirmed.

Roquette to invest €40m in French pea protein plant

Roquette will invest €40 million to increase the capacity of its Northern France pea processing site in Vic-sur-Aisne in a bid to meet growing global demand for plant-based protein.

Naturex emphasizes traceability for new turmeric and blueberry ingredients

French botanical ingredient giant Naturex has launched two new ingredients - ThinkBlue and Turmipure – produced in compliance with its Pathfinder program, a 360° approach to traceability, transparency and trust.

Arjuna to triple BCM-95 turmeric extract production capacity with new plant

Indian botanical supplier Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd has announced the completion of a new facility in Coimbatore, India, to produce its BCM-95 turmeric extract.

What is a probiotic? IPA releases guidance document on qualifying probiotics

The definition of probiotic varies by region, and an increasing number of products potentially mislabeled as “probiotic”. In response, the International Probiotics Association has released a guidance document.