Regulators from China and importing countries should cooperate to arrest the problem of milk formula not intended for infant consumption being marketed as such in the China market, said an industry observer.
New Zealand sports nutrition firm 2before Performance Nutrition has launched a blackcurrant powder beverage that enhances exercise performance and recovery by providing a balanced amount of pro and antioxidants.
Singapore firm ONI Global, a franchisee of GNC, has reported ‘solid growth’ for its performance this year and made clear its intention to expand its brick-and-mortar presence – despite the financial woes being faced by the global retailer in the US.
The New Zealand natural health products industry’s combined revenue last year was NZD$2.3bn (US$1.4bn), up 64% from five years ago, but the potential of even greater growth has been hampered by regulatory restrictions and low working capital.
Chinese consumers see health benefits in probiotics, with probiotics in fermented dairy and beverages most popular, but misconceptions about the fast-rising ingredient are also rife, said a newly released consumers report.
The probiotic supplement industry has slammed an online beer advertisement for capitalising on therapeutic terms such as ‘pro-biotic’ and ‘good for the gut’ which were permitted for being only “tongue-in-cheek” by an alcohol marketing regulator.
In this round-up, we look at new developments from both big and local brands, such as Australia's Jatenergy's launch of lactoferrin-enriched milk powder, Swisse's plans to roll out supplements with upcycled grape seed extract, and Dabur...
Singapore-based LVL Life and its plant-based superfood powder blends have seen sales surge during the COVID-19 outbreak with rising consumer demand and a resilient e-commerce strategy combining for its success.