When French firm Iranex announced in November that it was merging Bio Serae Laboratoires and Colloides Naturels International (CNI) to form Nexira (an anagram of Iranex), some wondered about the wisdom of scrapping two established and recognised brands.
Robinson Pharma marketing vice president, Kenn Israel, discusses the recent GlaxoSmithKline petition for weight loss claims be treated as disease claims, and the potential impact of this on the dietary supplement market.
Acatris Health has confirmed that it is changing its name to
Frutarom Group following the acquisition by Frutarom, and expects
to see its ingredients used in more product types, like beverages
Frutarom is acquiring Acatris Health for €10.5m cash in the latest
step in its rapid expansion programme - a move expected to bolster
its R&D and human resources, and create new cross-selling
Finnish food group Raisio has downgrades its expectations for
full-year 2006 as it grapples with the weak performance by its
Finnish, Swedish and Russian food business and diagnostics, and
carries the costs of restructuring.