Numico Reports Decline in Supplement Sales and Profit in Quarter

Dutch company Royal Numico NV supplements sales declined by 4% to EUR658 million for the first quarter of 2002. Breaking down the results further, vitamins and herbs dropped 12% and weight loss and sports supplement products sales rose 6%.

Infant nutrition and clinical nutrition product sales also rose, while other product groups did not.

First quarter profit fell 30% and net income fell to EUR21 million or 13 cents per share.

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