Episodes
Exploring how sustainable practices can lead the nutraceutical industry to leverage food waste by-products into profitable ingredients and products. For this sustainability series podcast episode, Debora Campos, founder and CEO of https://agrogrintech.com/ (AgroGrIN Tech) startup, joined us to share more about how sustainability practices and action points can lead the industry to partake into and drive a circular economy. Tune in to hear about: The importance for nutraceutical industries...
Published 10/20/21
The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) shares commercial opportunities for hemp and key industry updates. For this podcast episode, Lorenza Romanese, the managing director of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) joined us to share more hemp. Tune in to hear about: The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) and its mission Why should business owners in the nutraceutical and functional food/beverage industry take a chance on hemp? The legal situation for CBD and...
Published 10/13/21
Consumers are looking for unique ways to address stress and enhance focus; however, Clutch Cognition developed its ‘solution’ from the science, not market whitespace, route. In an increasingly digital and connected world, consumers are constantly plugged in and engaged. While this has boosted connectivity, in many cases, it has also led to challenges in keeping focus and raised stress levels. At the same time, there is a greater awareness of the potential of nutrition to enhance whole body...
Published 10/06/21
Insights on brand communication strategies, go-to-market guidance, social responsibility and more. In September, Vitafoods Insights explored topics including brand marketing communications in the post-COVID landscape, tips on go-to-market strategies and partnering with manufacturers, and guidance on developing a comprehensive sustainability strategy. Catch up on what you might have missed this past month: New...
Published 09/29/21
Investigating how the nutraceutical industry can – and must – tackle the global issue of malnutrition. The nutraceutical industry aims to provide more nutrition to more people, but worldwide 1 in 3 people in the world suffer from malnutrition. Ahead of her contribution to the sustainability panel discussion at Vitafoods Europe 2021, Christina Nyhus Dhillon, Senior Technical Specialist at the https://www.gainhealth.org/homepage (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition,) explains why the...
Published 09/22/21
A walk through the concepts and values of Corpsumer communications— when traditional B2B thought leadership meets B2C consumer communications. As part of https://www.vitafoods.eu.com/en/welcome.html (Vitafoods Europe 2021), Gillian Fish, CEO at The 6AM Agency will share her expertise on the topic of ‘Leveraging 'Corpsumer communication' for brand leadership’. Ahead of her presentation, she joined us and commented on: The socio-cultural trends are impacting health and nutritional product...
Published 09/15/21
Unpacking the developments driving forward a trusted supply chain. There’s increasing buzz around transparency as consumers and supply chain stakeholders alike push for full disclosure of ingredient origins and product manufacturing. But the definition of transparency for food supplement brands, and importantly, what a ‘transparent’ reality looks like for end consumers still requires some fine tuning. New technologies are making it possible to turn transparency into reality, but will brands...
Published 09/08/21
Regulations impacting probiotic ingredients and finished products vary across geos and categories, but IPA is on the case. Probiotics continue to draw attention worldwide, with an estimated one in four adults consuming probiotics in the last six months, according to a new survey conducted by Kerry. In fact, the online survey results showed nearly half (49%) of respondents in China had used such a product, followed by 42% of respondents in Mexico. And just as usage rates differ, the way these...
Published 09/01/21
Insights on sustainability, cognitive health, nutraceutical regulations and more. In August, Vitafoods Insights explored topics such as sustainable practices, cognitive health and mental wellbeing as well as trends around regulatory practices in both the EU and ASEAN regions. Catch up on what you might have missed on this past month: What does the newly released report by https://www.ipcc.ch/2021/08/09/ar6-wg1-20210809-pr/ (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)) mean to the...
Published 08/25/21
Investment round allows Comet Bio to invest in a dedicated manufacturing facility to grow the supply of upcycled ingredients and innovation. Recently completing its series c round of fundraising led by Open Prairie, https://comet-bio.com/ (Comet Bio) will now be able to invest in a dedicated manufacturing facility to grow the supply of its upcycled ingredients. For this sustainability series podcast episode our guests Rich Troyer, CEO at https://comet-bio.com/ (Comet Bio) and Tom Doxsie,...
Published 08/18/21
Honest lessons from a health brand’s packaging journey. With sustainability high on the agenda of multiple industries and consumers, many brands are exploring meaningful changes that can be implemented across the supply chains of products and services. In addition to reforming sourcing and manufacturing practices, FMCG brands are challenged with addressing waste associated with packaging. However, even small changes can yield complications that can test a brand’s ability to move forward. One...
Published 08/11/21
Exploring the expanding cognition, nootropics and eGaming category opportunities. When it comes to mental performance, everyone is looking for an edge. Cognitive support isn’t just for the ageing demographics, as interest in nootropics spans generations, from professionals tackling fast paced workplaces to younger demos involved in eGaming seeking a competitive edge. There are different nutritional ingredients with great synergies that have the ability to fuel unique formulations. In this...
Published 08/04/21
Insights on healthy ageing, mental wellbeing, supply chain and more. As the global pandemic continues to impact business around the globe, understanding the opportunities it opens up and the challenges it poses to your business is critical. In July, Vitafoods Insights explored these issues in a variety of ways. Take a few minutes to catch up on the insights you may have missed that could trigger new thinking in your product ideation and go to market strategy. Tune in to hear more about: The...
Published 07/28/21
Reviewing a decades’ worth of information on sustainable practices across the nutraceutical industry. Prof. Rupesh Kumar Pati has recently published in Decision Sciences the article “Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals-2030 through the nutraceutical industry: A Review of managerial research and the role of operations management” (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/deci.12515 (https://doi.org/10.1111/deci.12515)), which addresses the current flow of management literature...
Published 07/21/21
Young company, TINY Technologies, has cracked the code on optimised systems that address bioavailability challenges for notoriously tricky ingredients. Ingredient and food supplement manufacturers are often challenged with the low bioavailability nature of a number of different ingredients—which usually have relayed effect on the dosage, side effects, delivery, efficacy, and even compatibility with other ingredients in finished products. In fact, approximately 40-50% of ingredients within the...
Published 07/14/21
For athletes at the very top of the sport, nutrition plays a pivotal role in fuel, muscle health, inflammation, and recovery. While this might seem obvious, former professional athlete turned personalised nutrition specialist notes that a surprising portion of athletes do not prioritise or understand nutrition to its fullest potential. In a digitally driven world, athletes have the highest level of access to information about their bodies—and importantly their individual needs—than ever...
Published 07/07/21
Exploring growth and investment opportunities in the Mauritius nutraceutical sector. Mauritius is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots, characterised by high levels of unique and diverse species. Research undertaken by various players such as the Mauritius Research Council, the University of Mauritius, the Mauritius Oceanography Institute, and private companies have revealed great potential for developing the nutraceutical sector. Farmers, suppliers, research organisations and...
Published 06/30/21
Ayurveda, the science of life, connects body, mind and spirit; the botanical ingredients that form its foundation are now fuelling innovation across the global nutraceutical industry. Dr Muhammed Majeed, founder of https://sabinsa.com/ (Sabinsa), was recently recognized with an award from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India as the ‘Father of Indian Nutraceuticals Industry’ and late last year received the Zandu International Oration award from the Indian Association for...
Published 06/23/21
Published 06/16/21
The push for sustainable packaging alternatives to replace plastic counterparts. Plastic remains the packaging material of choice across the food and nutrition industry thanks to its cost effective, shelf stable, durable and variable associations. However, huge carbon footprints and waste challenges throughout the plastic lifecycle have put pressure on multiple industries to consider packaging alternatives that work toward overcoming the climate and environmental crisis. In this...
Published 06/16/21
Understanding the concept and impact of vertical farming. For this https://www.vitafoodsinsights.com/ (Vitafoods Insights) podcast episode, Johnny Stormonth-Darling, Technical Director at https://www.ukuat.org/ (UK Urban AgriTech,) share insights on: What is vertical farming The role vertical farming plays in ensuring food safety, food security, food quality Vertical farming’s role in increasing the chances for more potent bioactive ingredients How vertical farms help to achieve the...
Published 06/09/21
Tune in hear about the Vitafoods Insights Virtual Expo 2021’s round-up and key takeaways. Each day of the https://www.vitafoodsglobal.com/insights (Virtual Expo) centred around one of four key themes, providing insights and sparking new ideas around Mental Performance, Gut and Immune Health, Sports and Active Nutrition and Healthy Ageing. Hear more directly from the Vitafoods #Contentteam how the event went!
Published 06/02/21
Understanding how a shift in consumer mindset presents new opportunities to nutraceutical brands, and guidance for EU/UK brands looking to enter this market. Accelerated through the pandemic, consumers in China are more dedicated to healthy ageing than ever before—including an increasing base of younger consumers proactively addressing prevention. Within the ageing category, inner beauty is a particular area of interest driving new launches in edible beauty products. Additionally, sleep and...
Published 05/26/21
Exploring how the nutraceutical industry can and must achieve health for both people and planet. The importance of sustainability is increasingly recognised by the nutraceutical community, and sustainability is on the agenda of consumers, government and nutraceutical brands and manufacturers around the world. But what exactly constitutes a sustainable diet, and how can consumers, brands and ingredients companies find a necessary unity between dietary and planetary health? In a conversation...
Published 05/19/21
As consumers seek more natural health care solutions, companies like Uriach are evaluating their own strategic positioning to best meet market needs. With its recent acquisition of Sidroga, the 180-year-old firm extended its reach into Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and entering new product categories including immune support. https://www.uriach.com/en/ (Uriach’s) CEO Oriol Segarra has led the business since 2012, navigating through a time of transformation and the desire to meet consumer...
Published 05/12/21