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NOW CEO: ‘March was unprecedented in the history of the company’

NOW CEO: ‘March was unprecedented in the history of the company’

By Stephen Daniells

Many dietary supplement companies are experiencing surging sales as consumers seek out health-promoting products, and Chicago-based NOW is no different. The company experienced “incredible” sales in March, but ingredient supply bottlenecks and the economic...

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Thousands sign petition demanding Holland & Barrett store closures

By Nikki Hancocks

Holland & Barrett staff have set up a petition, signed by thousands of staff and customers, begging the company to close its stores during the coronavirus pandemic as they argue their lives and the lives of customers are being put at risk.

COVID-19: Business as usual ... or panic stations?

COVID-19: Business as usual ... or panic stations?

By Nathan Gray

As the grip of the COVID-19 outbreak begins to extend more seriously beyond China, there have been mixed messages about the impact of the virus on the nutritional supplements industry. Are we at panic stations – or is it more a case of business as usual?

Arla plans to expand the JÖRD brand with a range of plant-based products.

Arla enters plant-based sector

By Jim Cornall

Dairy cooperative Arla has entered the market for plant-based products, saying it is responding to meet consumer demand.

Microbial minefield? Functional formulation with prebiotics and probiotics

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Microbial minefield? Functional formulation with prebiotics and probiotics

By Nathan Gray

Interest in the use of probiotics and prebiotics as ingredients in food continues to grow, as consumers and industry look for microbiome-friendly foods. But just how doe these ingredients impact food development and, in particular, the texture of foods?

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The science behind a good gut feeling

The science behind a good gut feeling

Whether we’re aware of it or not, for centuries the gut has been far more than a functional part of the anatomy. It has been a cornerstone of a safe and...