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."

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.

August 28, 2014

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: Millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.

August 19, 2014

Advertising claims for weight loss supplement products feed the Federal Trade Commission with the highest settlement costs within the dietary supplement and functional food category, according to a new web-based, members-only tool from the Council for Responsible Nutrition. 

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.

 

June 11, 2014

Helen of Troy on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Healthy Directions, a supplier of premium doctor-branded vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as other health products sold directly to consumers.

May 15, 2014

The VMS and diet aid/sports nutrition markets together command $11.9 billion in total retail sales, excluding specialty channels, and is growing at a steady clip.

November 21, 2013

PGT Healthcare, the international joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, earlier this week announced a collaboration with Swisse Wellness, a leading wellness brand in Australia, to begin expanding Swisse Wellness' range of more than 100 vitamins, minerals and supplements globally over the next few years.

October 23, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser has realized a greater value out of its 1-year-old acquisition of Schiff, which moved the consumer product goods conglomerate into the dietary supplement arena, and expects to push that VMS business to greater heights in the coming year, Rakesh Kapoor, Reckitt Benckiser CEO and executive director told analysts during a conference call Tuesday.