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DSM has appointed Salutivia as UK distributor for its range of vitamins, carotenoids, and essential fatty acids in a deal that plays to Salutivia’s strengths in the supplement and food ingredient markets.
A change to how initiatives that tackle malnutrition are funded is overdue after a paper reveals an additional €19bn ($23.25bn) is needed each year until 2030 to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Chinese investment into Australian health firms, including supplement manufacturers, will continue to grow as the country's healthcare system matures and the population ages, analysts from KPMG are forecasting.
After successfully completing a Series B financing, Microbiome Therapeutics is gearing up for the launch of a ‘microbiome modulator’ product designed to help balance the microbiome and support healthy metabolism.
Ingredient giant DowDuPont announced that it has completed the Health & Nutrition arm of FMC Corporation—other than its omega-3 business—to build on the former’s “sustainable, bio-based food ingredients” market share.
Pfizer announced that it is “reviewing strategic alternatives” for its Consumer Healthcare business, the parent company of many iconic over-the-counter (OTC) brands from dietary supplements to personal care.
Technological advances are having a big impact on the APAC supplement and functional food industry, with the most innovative firms enjoying "a major boon” as more consumers go online for advice and to make purchases.
DSM has placed second on Fortune Magazine’s third annual Change the World list, which this year recognises 56 companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategies.
Blackmores is continuing to suffer from a slump in Australian sales to ‘daigou’ buyers, with overall net profits dropping by 42.8% year-on-year, according to figures for the first nine months of its financial year.
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 to boost its fortunes.
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 and asking trade officials for a list of distributors’.
Vitamin boss Marcus Blackmore has given $10m to the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NCIM) at Western Sydney University in a 'no strings' donation to undertake research into complementary medicine.
China’s Commerce Ministry appears to have halted plans for more stringent cross border e-commerce rules, meaning many goods will still be regarded as personal trade, rather than for commercial distribution.
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