August 20, 2014

While public health officials and the media continue to trumpet how many Americans’ eating habits can adversely affect their health, consumers do not yet seem ready to swear off traditional snack foods in favor of more healthy options.

August 20, 2014

SkinnyPop Popcorn’s four-SKU line has reaped the benefits of consumers’ desire for guilt-free salty snacks. 

August 20, 2014

Sales of all vitamins are up slightly by 0.9% to $6.4 billion, according to IRI for the 52 weeks ended June 15 across total U.S. multi-outlets.

August 19, 2014

DripDrop, a medical-grade hydration solution, is now available at Walgreens stores nationwide and on Walgreens.com, the company announced Tuesday. 

August 18, 2014

Generics company Libertas Pharma this summer has rolled out a new multivitamin intended for patients with malabsorption. 

August 18, 2014

Patients with low blood levels of vitamin D are at increased risk of death and serious complications after noncardiac surgery, according to a study published Friday in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

August 13, 2014

Nordic Naturals recently announced that its Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-D3 Sport is now available in a liquid formulation.

August 12, 2014

In the largest study of its kind, researchers last week suggested that in older people, not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 

August 5, 2014

GNC Holdings on Tuesday named Michael Archbold CEO and appointed him to the board, effective immediately.

August 4, 2014

Gummy vitamins continues to be a fast-moving subsegment within multivitamins, Jim Craigie, Church & Dwight executive chairman and CEO, told analysts Friday. 

August 4, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Friday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Adminisration regarding the agency's proposed rule changes of nutrition and supplement facts labels. 

July 24, 2014

Abbott, the makers of Similac, studied the diets of more than 80 lactating women to assess how their nutritional intake compared to dietary recommendations. In the study, only 1-of-10 breastfeeding moms on average got 100% of the desired levels for DHA, lutein and vitamin E from their diet.

July 23, 2014

Inergetics, a developer of nutritional supplements, announced that the company will be presenting Martha Stewart Essentials, a line of whole food-based vitamin supplements developed in tandem with Martha Stewart herself at Cardinal Health's Retail Business Conference.

July 22, 2014

DripDrop, an oral rehydration solution, announced that it would make its debut on the shelves of more than 100 H-E-B stores in Texas.

July 17, 2014

Women know that dairy, whole grains, fruits and vegetables are keys to a balanced diet – yet many aren't eating them because of the uncomfortable consequences that often occur when they do.

July 16, 2014

CytoSport announced the launch of Muscle Milk Organic, available exclusively at Target stores and Target.com.

July 14, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has introduced its new radiance PLATINUM brand of preservative-free vitamins and supplements.

July 10, 2014

Skin care brand derma e has announced the launch of its new Stretch Mark Crème.

July 9, 2014

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to a study released Wednesday and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 3, 2014

New research released Wednesday found that dietary fats impact gut bacteria — some for the better (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs) and some for the worse (omega-6 PUFAs).

 

July 2, 2014

The makers of Larabar have announced the debut of Renola, a new type of granola made with nuts, fruits, seeds and spices, which the brand is billing as an alternative to classic granola.

July 1, 2014

A vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer, according to a large scale study by Mount Sinai and a consortium of international collaborators, published online in the June issue of BMJ and released Monday.

June 30, 2014

The Walmart Foundation on Monday announced the start of a summer-long initiative to help children and families gain access to nutritious meals and learn healthy-eating habits.