June 10, 2013

With renewed consumer confidence converting more shoppers into buyers, there is greater opportunity for companies in the health and wellness space, noted a report titled "The Why Behind the Buy Spring 2013," which was released recently by Acosta Sales and Marketing.

June 10, 2013

Low-calorie sweeteners can be used to prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

June 10, 2013

Beginning July 1, Walgreens will be able to provide tube feeding services to Medicare patients in 97 of 100 competitive-bidding areas nationwide, the healthcare solutions provider announced last week. The contracts are up for renewal every three years.

This is just another example of how Walgreens is transforming its pharmacy business into a center for healthcare solutions — this goes far beyond dispensing and ultimately aims squarely at reducing hospitalization costs, another way that Walgreens is helping payers bend the cost curve. It begs the question: Should traditional suppliers be thinking about the role their products can play as Walgreens develops new business segments like infusion services?

June 7, 2013

The May/June 2013 Skin/itch Relief Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, ingredients, purpose and dosage of AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion, CeraVe Renewing SA Cream, Olay Advanced Healing, Curel Itch Defense, Vaseline Intensive Rescue, Tecnu Extreme, Benadryl ExtraStrength Spray and Allegra Anti-itch Cream.

June 5, 2013

Dee Amoré, the all-natural brand of Mr. Dee's, Inc., announced the launch of Dee Amoré Simply Baked — the never-fried french fries with less than 1 g of fat per serving.

June 5, 2013

Kashi introduced Kashi GoLean Vanilla Graham Clusters cereal. The new cereal has 11 g of protein and 9 g of fiber.

June 5, 2013

Most Americans have little understanding of the importance of managing fats known as triglycerides to maintain cardiovascular health, according to a new survey.

June 4, 2013

A recent report from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States found consumers' tastes and preferences among drinkers are changing.

May 31, 2013

A group of 16 food and beverage suppliers, including PepsiCo, Kraft Foods and General Mills, has exceeded its goal of reducing trillions of calories from foods in the marketplace ahead of schedule, the group announced this week.

May 31, 2013

Mercy Nutraceuticals announced today expanded distribution of a caffeine-free, vitamin- and amino acid-enriched drink the company says helps prevent hangovers.

May 31, 2013

Embark Holdings, Inc. announced through its wholly owned subsidiary, Muscle Warfare, Inc., the launch of its elite sports nutrition brands at select GNC stores throughout the nation.

May 30, 2013

South Beach Diet today unveiled new additions to its lineup of snacks and smoothies.

May 30, 2013

More than half of consumers have recently changed their views on health and wellness and added more vitamin D to their diets, while nearly a third have consumed functional beverages in the last 30 days, according to a new survey.

May 30, 2013

Researchers have found that both kids and adults are drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

May 29, 2013

NBTY, a manufacturer and distributor of vitamins, supplements and sports nutrition, announced last week that it will donate nearly $500,000 of Good 'n Natural bars, Balance Bars and bottles of children's gummy vitamins to support tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma.

May 28, 2013

Anglo-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca will buy Omthera Pharmaceuticals for $323 million, the two companies said.

May 28, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Plum Organics, a provider of premium organic foods and snacks that serve the nutritional needs of babies, toddlers and children.

May 21, 2013

Jolly Time Pop Corn announced two new varieties of microwavable popcorn made with the Smart Balance unique blend of oils, according to the company.

May 21, 2013

Nordic Naturals now is offering Pro EPA Elite, a powerful EPA-only concentrate available without a prescription, the company stated.

May 21, 2013

Vitamin C can kill a virulent form of tuberculosis, researchers in New York have found.

May 17, 2013

Eco Lips launched Mongo Kiss, a lip balm made with mongongo nut oil and formulated with nutrients like vitamin E and essential fatty acids.

May 17, 2013

Epionce has announced the launch of Intense Defense Anti-Aging + Repair Serum, which it is positioning as the first complete multivitamin for the skin.

May 14, 2013

Nutrisystem announced the appointment of Robin Shallow as VP public relations and corporate communications.

May 10, 2013

Kids in child care are not meeting their daily nutritional needs with the snacks they tend to eat, according to a new study.