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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?

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China

Vitamin A prices set to continue to soar

By RJ Whitehead

After more than a year-long slump, China’s important vitamin A market is finally starting to rebound, with prices expected to continue to grow until the second-half 2016, according to market analyst CCM.

Could direct connections and relationships with consumers provide suppliers of nutritional ingredients with better opportunities and less volitility in demand?

Ingredient suppliers have no control over demand

By Virpi Varjonen

No one envies the position of nutrition ingredient manufacturers and suppliers these days. They are stuck in the middle of the value chain, facing pressure from all directions, says Virpi Varjonen.

CNI brings healthy fibre to food makers

CNI brings healthy fibre to food makers

Colloides Naturels International targets natural market demand with a combination of a wheat fibre and an acacia gum fibre that provides non-soluble and soluble fibre for a wide variety of food applications.

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