July 5, 2011


Findings from the past year show that vitamin sales have been stronger than most other health and beauty categories. The recent emphasis placed by vitamin and nutritional supplement manufacturers on new multivitamin brands has delivered positive results.

July 5, 2011

Santal Solutions last week announced its dietary supplement Assurance Blood Health Support has gained distribution through Rite Aid and Walgreens.

July 5, 2011

Thomas Dowd has been named GNC EVP, chief merchandising officer and general manager, the company announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday.

July 5, 2011


The vitamin D category continues to grow. Category leader Nature Made from Pharmavite is on the cusp of launching a host of new products, including a Super D-Complex with magnesium, vitamin D chewable tablets and vitamin D with vitamin C and zinc.


July 5, 2011


The latest vindicator to the almost $3.5 billion vitamin and supplement business across all outlets isn’t positive press. It’s not even the continued consumer gravitation toward self-care. It’s Wall Street. 


June 30, 2011

Lichi Super Fruit is adding a meal replacement product to its lineup.

June 30, 2011

Consumers suffering from a gluten allergy can satisfy their sweet tooth with new certified gluten-free baking mixes.

June 30, 2011

The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus earlier this month determined that Rexall Sundown has supported claims regarding the company’s Osteo Bi-Flex glucosamine HCL and vitamin D3 dietary supplement.

June 30, 2011

A new study that combined three separate cohorts conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that such lifestyle factors as diet may influence long-term weight gain.

June 28, 2011

Fiber One is adding a breakfast choice to its lineup of products.

June 28, 2011

A new multimedia public service campaign that is designed to help families prevent food poisoning in the home has made its debut.

June 27, 2011

Abbott Diabetes Care reported Friday that a shipment of blood-glucose monitoring products was reported stolen from a shipping carrier facility in Louisville, Ky., on June 19.

June 26, 2011

Nipro Diagnostics is building around its co-branded blood-glucose meter with a line of glucose-control products, including its TruePlus glucose shot.

June 26, 2011

Pharmavite's new Nature Made 300-mg Krill Oil supplement packs in all the EPAs and DHAs without the fishy aftertaste.

June 24, 2011

It seems that intensive-dose statin therapy is linked with a higher risk of onset diabetes, compared with moderate-dose therapy, according to an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

June 22, 2011

Genesis Today on Tuesday launched its GenEssentials Greens, a concentrated vegan supplement with more than 75 plant-based ingredients.

June 20, 2011

The overall weight-loss/nutritional shake category spans ready-to-drink diet aids (Slim Fast), pediatric nutrition needs (PediaSure) and adult nutrition needs (Ensure and Boost). Out of all of these, it’s adult nutrition that creates the most synergy with the backbench; seniors need protein and supplementation to ensure a healthy life free of broken hips and fractured elbows. But that isn’t the only prescription-heavy demographic checking out the latest Ensure and Boost flavors.

June 20, 2011

CVS/pharmacy spent the last couple of months sponsoring nearly 300 free screening and consultation events in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia targeting African-American communities. 


Part of the chain’s To Your Health program, the events were an extension of the A Su Salud events targeting Hispanic customers in Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and Miami. To Your Health started in Atlanta on April 17, moving on to Washington, D.C., on June 12 and Philadelphia on June 19.


June 20, 2011

MusclePharm has introduced a sports nutrition supplements line through a licensing deal with MMA Elite of Ultimate Brand Management.

June 20, 2011

Earlier this year, Pharmavite named Bill Tullis its new EVP sales, succeeding Skip Aldridge. Drug Store News caught up with Tullis to get his take on how the supplement industry is trending. 


June 20, 2011


The snack is back! Judging from the amount of growth within the 
nutritional bar category in the past year, snacking is definitely en vogue.

June 20, 2011

Carex Health Brands earlier this month announced the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Boston.

June 20, 2011

Energy shots have delivered a jolt to pharmacy sales to the tune of an incremental $50 million in the past year. That business was borne out of targeting the typical all-nighters: college kids cramming for exams, truck drivers and third-shift workers. But seniors?


June 15, 2011

A dietary supplement that is designed to alleviate the symptoms of an enlarged prostate has arrived at GNC.