Natrol, Nestle LC-1 and Snapple-A-Day Case Studies Attract Strategic Decision Makers to the HSN North America Conference

– DSM, Euromonitor, NPIcenter and IMAGINutrition to Sponsor –

Providence, RI, January 28, 2003 – The launch of the Health Strategy Network (HSN) Conference Series, February 20-22, 2003 at Blue Mountain Resort in Ontario, promises to be exciting, relevant and insightful. HSN North America, designed for robust nutrition and natural products industry networking and unequalled knowledge sharing through the use of pertinent case study group discussions, has grabbed the attention of many key strategic decision makers. Health Strategy Consulting, the event host, expects to see representatives from Natrol, Nestlé and Cadbury Schweppes, who will provide insider insights on the business cases studied. In addition, representation from the following companies is anticipated: Bioriginal, Burrill, Forbes Medi-Tech, The Functional Food Revolution (author), Institut Rosell, International Nutrition Foundation, Inc., Inverness Medical Nutritionals Group, Kikkoman, Larex, McNeil, Mott's, Nutraceuticals World, Nutrition 21, Oakhill Capital, Ocean Nutrition Canada, Procter & Gamble, Pangenomics, Parmalat, PowerBar, Proliant and Striker Partners, among others.

“From those expressing interest in participation, it’s clear we’ve struck a chord with food and nutritional products companies, and now, with confirmation of Natrol for a business case study, interest from natural health products companies is strong, as well,” noted Tom Clough, managing director of Health Strategy Consulting (HSC). “In an intensely competitive market, the opportunity to learn from business cases and to network with leaders, newsmakers and visionaries, is invaluable.”

A total of four business cases will be presented over two days. Information about the conference, including registration details, can be found at: The North America Conference will be followed by a continuation of the series in Sydney, Australia in mid-summer and Tokyo, Japan in the fall.


HSC is comprised of a group of professionals with expertise in research, development and implementation of health-based strategies for nutrition, food and pharmaceutical companies. With global knowledge ranging from technology development and ingredient manufacturing to licensing and retailing, the firm provides customized consulting services including strategic development and implementation, market overviews and research, partnering, and specialized industry reporting and workshops. For more information including sample projects and our global experience, visit


Operating since 1998, NPIcenter offers on-line programs and resources for nutritional product business decision makers around the world. The site ( features over 13,000 companies in over 3,000 categories, thousands of documents and articles, a Career Center, discussion forums, weekly e-newsletter, company profiles and more. The company’s push to provide timely news and company information to a global audience has made it the ‘go-to’ location on the Internet for information on the nutritional products industry. Additional information can be found at or by calling 877-463-0110.

IMAGINutrition is a science and intellectual property-focused think tank, engaged in the creation, clinical research, development, transfer, and demand creation of natural products in the categories of dietary supplements, foods and beverages, medical foods, and cosmeceuticals. Collectively, the think tank enjoys over 150 years of industry experience, complemented by rich academic and private research alliances. The company’s website is

DSM is active worldwide in life science products, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The group has annual sales of close to EUR 6 billion and employs about 20,000 people at more than 200 sites across the world. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company’s strategic aim is to grow its sales – partly through acquisitions – to a level of approximately EUR 10 billion by 2005. By that time, at least 80% of sales should be generated by specialties, (i.e. advanced chemical and biotechnological products for the life science industry and performance materials). This strategy represents an acceleration of the company’s ongoing transformation and concentration on global leadership positions in high-added-value activities, characterized by high growth and more stable profit levels.

Euromonitor International:
Founded in 1972, Euromonitor International is the longest-established provider of global strategic research. Our long track record is reflected in the development of our research network, our industry-leading approach to the challenges of strategy research, and in our client base of the world’s most successful companies. Euromonitor research covers more than 300 markets (consumer, industrial and service sectors) and countries worldwide. Employing a combination of tried-and-tested primary and secondary research techniques, and benefiting from a reputation for scrupulously thorough analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative information, Euromonitor International’s research continues to lead the field in both depth and breadth.

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