NPI Measures for the Month of November 2005

Welcome to the November 2005 NPI Measures

NPI Measures

Vol. 1, Issue 10 - In the month of November, it was extremely difficult to determine an over-arching news theme. Of course, the traditional hot topics emerged yet again, such ads supplements in sports, responses to suggested legislation, and various new products introduction, once again led by those involving omega-3 fatty acids. The scientific wires were buzzing, mostly with positive and promising results, and on the business front, specifically with ingredients, companies repositioning themselves to better compete, better interact with clients or to round out product or platform offerings. It also became obvious that a couple industry bellwether companies are facing challenging business times as they report quarterly results that did not quite meet investor expectations. In addition, one troubled company, Atkins Nutritionals, announced its intention to reposition as a nutritional food company, moving away from its perceived focus on diet-related products.

Last year, the Lewin study showed that supplementation with a couple categories of products (calcium and vitamin D, and folic acid) would lead to a direct healthcare cost impact. This year, Lewin 2, also funded by the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) showed additional health impact data.

NPI Measures - Nov. 2005 - Vol. 1, Iss. 10 (Measures PDF, 460KB)

Part 1: Mergers and Acquisitions
Companies in the News: Novartis AG, ABN Amro Capital France, Homegrown Naturals, Inc., Annie's Naturals, Numico, EAC Nutrition, Ideasphere, Inc., Metabolife, Balchem Minerals Corp., Chelated Minerals Corp., LycoRed Corp, Buckton Scott Group.
Part 2: Licensing, IP and Alliances
Companies in the News: Natural Health Trends Corp., CV Technologies Inc., Neptune Technologies and Bioressources, Royal BodyCare, Inc., Planet Organic Health Corp., Solbar Industries Ltd., Frutarom, RBC Life Sciences Korea Ltd., AMS Health Sciences, Inc., Imperial Ginseng Products Ltd., PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc., Synutra International, Inc., Makhteshim Agan, Lifeline Therapeutics, Inc., Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc., Natrol, Inc., Forbes Medi-Tech Inc., Lifeway Foods Inc., Allergy Research Group, Inc., NutraCea(R), Mannatech, Inc., Whole Foods Market, Inc., Hansen Natural Corporation, Herbalife Ltd., Spectrum Organic Products, Inc., Wild Oats Markets, Inc., The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Leiner Health Products Inc., SunOpta Inc., Reliv International, Inc., Vital Living, Inc., GNC Corporation, Nutrition 21, Inc., Planet Organic Health Corp.
Part 3: Financial / Business
Companies in the News: Natural Health Trends Corp., CV Technologies Inc., Neptune Technologies and Bioressources, Royal BodyCare, Inc., Planet Organic Health Corp., Solbar Industries Ltd., Frutarom, RBC Life Sciences Korea Ltd., AMS Health Sciences, Inc., Imperial Ginseng Products Ltd., PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc., Synutra International, Inc., Makhteshim Agan, Lifeline Therapeutics, Inc., Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc., Natrol, Inc., Forbes Medi-Tech Inc., Lifeway Foods Inc., Allergy Research Group, Inc., NutraCea(R), Mannatech, Inc., Whole Foods Market, Inc., Hansen Natural Corporation, Herbalife Ltd., Spectrum Organic Products, Inc., Wild Oats Markets, Inc., The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Leiner Health Products Inc., SunOpta Inc., Reliv International, Inc., Vital Living, Inc., GNC Corporation, Nutrition 21, Inc., Planet Organic Health Corp.
Part 4: Industry and Market
Companies in the News: Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative, Saw Palmetto Berries Co-op, Euromed, Wellco Health, Acatris Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, The Natural Marketing Institute, Jarrow Formulas®, Inc., Atkins Nutritionals Inc., Yukiguni Maitake Company, Ltd., Virgo Publishing, OrderDog (TM), Inc., Vitiva, W.RoBless Internacional, Indena, NSF International.
Part 5: Science, Research and Technology
Companies in the News: Dr. Willmar Schwabe Company, Fonterra, Sabinsa Corporation, Indena, Arcadia Biosciences.
Part 6: Legal & Regulatory
Companies in the News: American Generic Laboratories, Natural Products, LLC, All Natural 4 U, LLC, Enzymotec.
Part 7: Products & Services
Companies in the News: Collagen Nutraceuticals, Jarrow Formulas, Inc., House of Brussels Chocolates, Purity Products, J.W. Childs Associates, Procter & Gamble, INS Bioscience Bhd, Ocean Nutrition Canada, Trappist Dairy (Hong Kong) Limited, Acatris Inc, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Geni Herbs, Cognis Nutrition & Health Company, Decas Cranberry Products, Inc., Martek Biosciences, Priegola , Consumerlab.com, Arcadia Biosciences, Diamond Lotus Essentials(TM), Pronova Biocare, Ardea Beverage Company, D.D. Williamson, NorthStar Nutritionals, Carrington Laboratories, Inc., The Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), Integrated Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Martin Bauer (MB) North America, Nature’s Life, Organic Herb Inc, Herbalife Ltd., Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc., Cargill.
Part 8: People
Companies in the News: Lifeline Therapeutics Inc., Manitoba Harvest, Pure Fruit Technologies, Morinda Holdings, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cardinal Nutrition, Sherbrooke Capital Health and Wellness, PowerBar, Odwalla, Oregon Chai, Inc., GTC Nutrition, Corn Products International, Inc., XanGo, LLC, Natural Health Trends Corp., Lexxus International, Cognis, Innovative Consulting Solutions Inc., Maxx Performance, GNC Corporation, Zuellig Group Nutrition and Ingredients, WellGen, Inc., Nutrition 21, Inc., Frutarom Industries Ltd., Neptune Technologies and Bioressources, Dicentra.
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