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Will the shipping crisis bring supplements' supply chain back to the U.S.?

The supply chain that drives the U.S. supplement industry is facing multiples crises in shipping, labor and the war in Ukraine.

Rick Polito, Editor-in-chief, Nutrition Business Journal

April 4, 2022

In 2020, as lockdowns rolled across the globe, the supplement industry scrambled for ingredients to meet spiking demand. Two years later, problems with labor, shipping and now the disruption of war are straining the system and forcing innovation.

Trimtabs Foods founder Andrew Pittz, who grows organic aronia berries on his Iowa farms and works with other farmers on different ingredients through his Trimtab Foods, believes the thickening cloud of crises provides more reasons why the supplement industry needs to grow more ingredients in the United States.

U.S. farmers are ready to supply the industry not just with ingredients but with quality, consistency and relationships that will outlast global calamities.

About the Author(s)

Rick Polito

Editor-in-chief, Nutrition Business Journal

As Nutrition Business Journal's editor-in-chief, Rick Polito writes about the trends, deals and developments in the natural nutrition industry, looking for the little companies coming up and the big money coming in. An award-winning journalist, Polito knows that facts and figures never give the complete context and that the story of this industry has always been about people.

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