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August 8, 2013

The sale of diet aids and weight-management products is booming — approaching the $5 billion mark as an overall category across total multi-outlets, growing at a 12% clip.

The sale of diet aids and weight-management products is booming — approaching the $5 billion mark as an overall category across total multi-outlets, growing at a 12% clip.

But the real opportunity is in weight-loss services. You not only get those return trips for advice and the opportunity to sell additional fitness-oriented products, you have the potential of having a transformed patient who associates "healthy living" with the retail banner.

August 7, 2013

Designer Protein on Wednesday announced its line of protein supplements are now all gluten-free, marking one of the first protein brands to be able to make a gluten-free claim across its entire portfolio of products, the company noted.

LOS ANGELES — Designer Protein on Wednesday announced its line of protein supplements are now all gluten-free, marking one of the first protein brands to be able to make a gluten-free claim across its entire portfolio of products, the company noted. 

"We are constantly looking to bring high-quality, consumer-desired protein products to the market," stated Grace Jean, Designer Protein CEO. "With an increasing number of consumers making gluten-free choices, we felt it was critical to attain the official 'GF' certification across our entire line."

August 7, 2013

Special K is expanding its portfolio with the new Special K Nourish, which is made with a multi-grain blend of superfoods, including quinoa, oats and barley.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Special K is expanding its portfolio with the new Special K Nourish, which is made with a multi-grain blend of superfoods, including quinoa, oats and barley.

Special K Nourish, which comes in hot cereal and nutrition bars, boasts 7g to 8g of protein and 5g of fiber with less than 200 calories.

To help weight-managers focus on — and maintain — positive nutrition, the brand has partnered with Food Network star and registered dietitian nutritionist Ellie Krieger.

August 6, 2013

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Gluten Free Thin Crust Pizza Dough and Gluten Free Pie and Pastry Dough are now available in most major grocery stores nationwide.

MINNEAPOLIS — Pillsbury today introduced its first-ever line of refrigerated gluten-free dough. Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Gluten Free Thin Crust Pizza Dough and Gluten Free Pie and Pastry Dough are now available in most major grocery stores nationwide.

August 5, 2013

Church & Dwight is ready to make a significant investment behind its gummy line of vitamins, Jim Craigie, C&D executive chairman, CEO and interim president, told analysts.

EWING, N.J. — Church & Dwight is ready to make a significant investment behind its gummy line of vitamins, Jim Craigie, C&D executive chairman, CEO and interim president, told analysts Friday. "We'll increase in-store sampling by over 60% versus last year," he said, noting there is a significant growth opportunity within what is already a fast-growing category.  

August 2, 2013

Cereal maker Post Holdings will be playing a larger role in the supplement space with its proposed acquisition of Premier Nutrition, makers of the Joint Juice brand.

ST. LOUIS — Cereal maker Post Holdings will be playing a larger role in the supplement space with its proposed acquisition of Premier Nutrition, makers of the Joint Juice brand. The company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Premier Nutrition on Friday.

July 30, 2013

GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.

"[Carmine's] background in multi-channel development across the health & wellness segment will enhance our approach to new market opportunities as we continue to implement GNC's proven growth strategy," stated Joseph Fortunato, GNC's chairman, president and CEO.

July 30, 2013

Nutrisystem feels it has a role to play in helping Americans meet their health-and-wellness goals, the company's chief executive shared with analysts on Tuesday.

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. — Nutrisystem feels it has a role to play in helping Americans meet their health-and-wellness goals, the company's chief executive shared with analysts on Tuesday. And that role may play out in retail. 

July 22, 2013

The Eastern retail landscape will continue to host the latest in Western ideas of wellness as GNC announced its expansion into the Chinese marketplace with the first stand-alone GNC store in Shanghai.

PITTSBURGH — The Eastern retail landscape will continue to host the latest in Western ideas of wellness as GNC on Monday announced its expansion into the Chinese marketplace with the first stand-alone GNC store in Shanghai. The move complements GNC's existing marketing footprint in China.  

July 22, 2013

Vitamin D-deficient older individuals are more likely to struggle with everyday tasks such as dressing or climbing stairs, according to a recent study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — Vitamin D-deficient older individuals are more likely to struggle with everyday tasks such as dressing or climbing stairs, according to a recent study accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

July 19, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced that Daniel Fabricant, director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the Food and Drug Administration, will be a keynote speaker at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry Sept. 18 to 21 in Park City, Utah.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Thursday announced that Daniel Fabricant, director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the Food and Drug Administration, will be a keynote speaker at The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry Sept. 18 to 21 in Park City, Utah.

July 18, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced changes to its bylaws, offering new classes of membership and a revised dues structure.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced changes to its bylaws, offering new classes of membership and a revised dues structure. The move allows more kinds of companies to join the association "to more fully recognize the evolving nature of the dietary supplement industry."

July 18, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a cholesterol drug made by Par Pharmaceutical Cos., the drug maker said Thursday.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a cholesterol drug made by Par Pharmaceutical Cos., the drug maker said Thursday.

Par announced the approval of generic fenofibric acid delayed-release capsules in the 45-mg and 135-mg strengths. The drug is used to reduce triglycerides and increase "good" high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

The drug is a generic version of AbbVie's Trilipix, which has sales of about $554 million per year, according to IMS Health.

 

July 18, 2013

A Maryland Martin's Food Markets store has hired a professional nutritionist to assist customers with questions on healthy eating, provide consultations and teach classes.

CARLISLE, Pa. — A Maryland Martin's Food Markets store has hired a professional nutritionist to assist customers with questions on healthy eating, provide consultations and teach classes.

July 18, 2013

The July/August 2013 Pain Relief Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, ingredients, purpose and dosage of Tylenol 8 Hour, Advil Liqui-Gels, Aleve Liquid Gels, Bayer Aspirin Plus, Excedrin Extra Strength, Hyland's Leg Cramps, BenGay Pain Relief and Massage, and Salonpas Pain Relief Patch.

The July/August 2013 Pain Relief Ingredient Guide breaks down the indication, ingredients, purpose and dosage of Tylenol 8 Hour, Advil Liqui-Gels, Aleve Liquid Gels, Bayer Aspirin Plus, Excedrin Extra Strength, Hyland's Leg Cramps, BenGay Pain Relief and Massage, and Salonpas Pain Relief Patch.

July 17, 2013

Skin care brand derma e unveiled at the recent Cosmoprof North America event in Las Vegas its new Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Bodycare line, which is positioned as the first skin care line in the marketplace to feature full-spectrum vitamin E.

LAS VEGAS — Skin care brand derma e unveiled at the recent Cosmoprof North America event in Las Vegas its new Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Bodycare line, which is positioned as the first skin care line in the marketplace to feature full-spectrum vitamin E.

The new line includes: derma e Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Balm, derma e Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Body Lotion  — naturally scented and fragrance-free — and derma e Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Hand Crème.

July 16, 2013

The sports nutritional products market in the United States is returning to form, according to "The Sports Nutritionals Market in the U.S.: Sports Drinks and Nutrition Bars," a report published Monday by market research firm Packaged Facts.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The sports nutritional products market in the United States is returning to form, according to "The Sports Nutritionals Market in the U.S.: Sports Drinks and Nutrition Bars," a report published Monday by market research firm Packaged Facts. 

July 16, 2013

Stop & Shop is expanding a program to educate children about nutrition, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop is expanding a program to educate children about nutrition, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said.

The chain announced that it would update and expand the Passport to Nutrition program to organizations that educate and work with children, such as schools, summer camps and scouting groups. The announcement follows a similar announcement last week by Landover, Md.-based sister chain Giant Food.

July 15, 2013

Boulder Brands, Inc. announced it had acquired 80% of GlucoBrands, owner of Level Life Foods. Based in Colorado, Level is a growing company, approaching $1 million in sales that provides products to help in the daily management of diabetes.

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder Brands, Inc. announced last week it  had acquired 80% of GlucoBrands, LLC, owner of Level Life Foods. Based in Colorado, Level is a growing company, approaching $1 million in sales, which provides products to help in the daily management of diabetes.

July 15, 2013

Self-reported medication adherence rates increased among Type 2 diabetes patients using a mobile app, the maker of the app said Monday.

HAIFA, Israel — Self-reported medication adherence rates increased among Type 2 diabetes patients using a mobile app, the maker of the app said Monday.

MediSafe Project said it reviewed adherence rates among Type 2 diabetic users of its app, finding compliance rates at least 26% higher than the generate rate for long-term diabetes therapies, which the World Health Organization reports as 50%. A January 2013 study of the app, which the company launched in November 2012, found similar rates.

July 15, 2013

MinuteClinic has created a weight-loss program that incorporates what has been ranked as one of the top diets in the country.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic has created a weight-loss program that incorporates what has been ranked as one of the top diets in the country.

The retail clinic chain, a division of CVS Caremark, called the Weight Loss Program at MinuteClinic a convenient, personalized program to help patients lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. The program incorporates the DASH diet, ranked as the No. 1 Overall Diet by U.S. News and World Report.

July 12, 2013

A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that claimed to confirm the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer drew a stark industry response from supplement trade associations.

SEATTLE — A second large, prospective study by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center released on Wednesday that claimed to confirm the link between high blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer drew a stark industry response from supplement trade associations.

July 12, 2013

Giant Food is revamping a program designed to promote health and wellness among children, the supermarket chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food is revamping a program designed to promote health and wellness among children, the supermarket chain said.

The Ahold USA-owned chain, also known as Giant-Landover to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., said it would introduce a newly updated and expanded Passport to Nutrition program to organizations that educate and work with children, including schools, summer camps and scouting groups.

July 12, 2013

The manufacturer behind the diet-aid supplement Hydroxycut, Iovate Health Sciences International, recently introduced two new formats to its popular weight-loss franchise: Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Sprinkles and Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies.

The manufacturer behind the diet-aid supplement Hydroxycut, Iovate Health Sciences International, recently introduced two new formats to its popular weight-loss franchise: Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Sprinkles and Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies. The first represents a diet aid that is sprinkled on a diet-friendly food, such as a salad, that helps boost weight loss, and the second capitalizes on another booming trend in the supplement space — adult vitamins in gummy form.

July 12, 2013

Dietary supplement product lines with the strongest growth in overall consumer bases include vitamins B and D, multivitamins and melatonin, the popular supplement that helps regulate sleep cycles, according to the latest TABS Group 2013 Annual Vitamin Study released in May.

Dietary supplement product lines with the strongest growth in overall consumer bases include vitamins B and D, multivitamins and melatonin, the popular supplement that helps regulate sleep cycles, according to the latest TABS Group 2013 Annual Vitamin Study released in May.