September 11, 2013

Drug Store News sat down with Duffy MacKay, VP scientific and regulatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, recently to discuss the science behind the supplements. "One of the big challenges in nutrition research, is the fact that the standard is a drug research model," MacKay noted. "There are several realities within nutrition science that don't lend themselves to be studied in the classic drug model."

September 4, 2015

Nature’s Truth’s 10,000-mcg sublingual B-12 liquid is bringing consumers a high potency and fast-acting dose of vitamin B-12.

August 20, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the analgesics, digestives, VMS, cough-cold, sleep and first aid categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

August 20, 2015

OTC buyers sniffing out the next big opportunity within VMS may need only go as far as their nose. Piping Rock Health Products, led by NBTY cofounder Scott Rudolph, is bringing aromatherapy to the mass market with its new Nature’s Truth brand.

August 20, 2015

The online channel more and more is becoming a key channel of distribution for vitamin and dietary supplement brands. According to Clavis Insight’s latest category analysis, only 16% of all VMS sales in 2014 were sold online. But considering that 64% of all CPG sales are digitally influenced, it won’t be long before a greater portion of the $25 billion in annual VMS sales is conducted online.

August 13, 2015

ProPhase expects to launch into the VMS space by the end of the year or early in 2016. 

August 5, 2015

Manufacturers Atrium, Aspen Group, Nutri-Pak of Wisconsin will have to get a special clearance from FDA before producing supplements again. 

August 5, 2015

DSN talked to Piping Rock Health Products CEO Scott Rudolph this summer at Piping Rock’s Ronkonkoma, N.Y., offices to find out more about the new company and why experience matters in the VMS business. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is experimenting with a new interactive kiosk to help consumers navigate a complex category to shop — vitamins and nutritional supplements. According to Rite Aid EVP of merchandising Tony Montini, the initial customer response has been extremely positive.

July 15, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the intimacy health and sleep categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

July 6, 2015

Both NoGii and Spartan Brands were rewarded by retailers for their new product innovations at ECRM 2015 Vitamin & Sports Nutrition.

June 22, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the sleep category in this multi-page report, which includes a Q&A with Procter & Gamble's Dave Tomasi.

June 15, 2015

DSN senior editor Michael Johnsen examines in-depth sales activity in the sleep, VMS and anti-itch categories, highlighting new products that are transforming OTC in this multi-page report.

June 15, 2015

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in May joined the gummy vitamin lineup with the launch of Centrum MultiGummies, adding the leading multivitamin brand to the number of adult gummy vitamin options on the shelf.

June 15, 2015

Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., proposed three amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that would impact how the military addresses supplementation. 

June 15, 2015

The credibility of the vitamins, minerals and supplements business has been attacked in recent months.

May 20, 2015

The TABS Group is tracking a channel shift in VMS sales from online back to brick-and-mortar. 

March 4, 2015

For most categories, circular promotions touting price only are the most prevalent form of advertising, as opposed to a percent off or another savings incentive. That’s not the case in the supplement segment, where buy-one-get-one offers represent 58.5% of all circular ads as compared with 21.2% of price-only promotions.

January 7, 2015

Three supplement categories are really helping to drive the business today.

November 14, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition has launched a tool that compiles Food and Drug Administration warning letters sent to dietary supplement companies into a searchable database.

November 10, 2014

This report will review findings of a study designed to explore both physician and consumer perceptions of VMS, the sources for VMS information and VMS purchase drivers among health-minded consumers.

 

October 31, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday revealed key findings from the 2014 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements.

September 12, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday announced two keynote speakers who will explore the transformation of today's healthcare paradigm and how that impacts the dietary supplement industry.

September 5, 2014

Pharmavite at the recent NACDS Total Store Expo unveiled its go-to-market strategy.