Herbalife earnings recovering after FTC fine, restructuring

Herbalife earnings recovering after FTC fine, restructuring

By Hank Schultz

Herbalife says it is successfully emerging from the pall cast by an investigation and subsequent fine levied by the US Federal Trade Commission. The network marketing giant said fourth quarter earnings showed that business is trending back up after taking...

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OPINION: Why multivitamin sales continue to rocket in Australia

By Gary Scattergood

Data shows that vitamins, minerals and supplement sales in Australia recorded almost 70% growth since 2013, while multivitamins excluding minerals grew by 34% in 2017 alone. Complementary Medicines Australia’s health economist Aiden Essery explains why.

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Sunflower oil consumption linked to liver damage in rats

By Tim Cutcliffe

Lifelong intake of sunflower oil induced structural changes in the livers of rats, increasing their risk of liver disease in later life, according to a recent study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

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Watch: Marketing masterclass – Why do so many new products fail?

By Gary Scattergood

Focusing too much on the innovation behind a new product and not grounding it in the benefits for the consumer is one of the main reasons why a high proportion of new supplement and functional food products fail to achieve sales success, according to...

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Vitafoods survey shows digestive health is top concern for industry – for the first time

Gut feelings: Digestive health is top of the agenda for nutraceutical industry

By Nathan Gray

An increasing consumer interest in probiotics and the microbiome could be one reason why digestive health has hit the top of the nutraceutical and functional food industry agenda for the first time, say experts.


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