Welcome to the July / August 2005 NPI Measures
| Vol. 1, Issue 7 - In this two-month summer recap, we’ll provide an overview of what happened that will have long lasting impact on the industry, and focus on what strategic moves were made for future positioning. While M & A activity and government interaction (or intervention) was relatively absent, there were several consolidation or infrastructure announcements that certainly merit watching. |
During the months of July and August, it was reaffirmed that the sector is both global and is impacted by global events. On both regulatory and business fronts, events in Europe are a reflection of the domestic dialogue. Specific examples include the discussion involving Codex as well as the EU vitamins and supplements directive, and category alignment, in this case with the immensely popular omega-3 (largely fish oil source) category.
In science news, media pickup of an Echinacea study that showed a total lack of effect was a huge blow to an already stagnant herbal sector. Ironically, another study on butterbur which showed excellent response (comparable to an OTC product evaluated in the same study) received minimal media attention.
The darlings of previous years, Metabolife and Atkins, have both seen rapid decline of fortune with sharks circling to pick up remaining Metabolife assets, even as Atkins was maneuvering through Chapter 11.
NPI Measures - Juuly / August 2005 - Vol. 1, Iss. 7 (Measures PDF, 758KB)
| Part 1: Mergers and Acquisitions|
Companies in the News: The Carlyle Group, Shionogi & Co., Ltd., The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Spectrum Organic Products, Inc., H.J. Heinz Company, Groupe Danone S.A., Puresource Inc., Aliments Inari Inc., Produits Biologiques Himex Inc., Cott Corp., Macaw Soft Drinks Ltd., Neutrahealth, BioCare Ltd, D.D. Williamson, Artemis International, Inc., Planet Organic Health Corp., Newfound Health, Naturade, Inc., Symbiotics, Inc., SunOpta Inc., Pacific Fruit Processors, Inc., United Natural Foods, Inc., Roots & Fruits Cooperative, Celanese Corporation, Navigant Capital Advisors, LLC, Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc., Schreiber Foods, Inc., Balchem Corporation, Loders Croklaan USA, Metabolife International Inc., IdeaSphere Inc
| Part 2: Licensing, IP and Alliances |
Companies in the News: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc., Phytomedics Inc., McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, PharmaNutrients, Humanetics Corporation, Martek Biosciences Corporation, Pasteur Milk Co., Ltd., Semper AB, EuroPharma, Inc., VitaPlant, Pharming Group N.V., Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Leatherhead Food International, Genetic ID (Europe) AG, Leiner Health Products, MonoSol Rx, The Solae Company, Henan Luohe Shineway Industry Group, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, Senomyx, Inc., Kraft Foods Global, Inc., Acatris, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Sabinsa Corporation, Technical Sourcing International, Inc., Blue Spring Wellness LLC, Cognis Corp., Golden Hope Plantations Berhad, Lipid Technologies Provider AB, Global Pharmatech, Inc., Jilin Natural Pharmatech Group Co. Ltd., Solbar Industries Ltd., Ingredients Inc., Glanbia, Corman.
| Part 3: Financial / Business |
Companies in the News: Ocean Nutrition Canada, Clearwater Fine Foods, Glanbia plc, United Natural Foods, Inc., Kerry Group, Advitech Inc., BioGaia AB, Bear Growth Capital Partners, New Chapter, Inc., Weider Nutrition International, Inc., Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc., Unicity International Inc., PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc., Nestlé, VitaCube Systems Holdings, Inc., Lifeway Foods, Inc., Imagenetix, Inc., America Oriental Bioengineering, Inc., Natrol, Inc., EAS Inc., Allergy Research Group, Inc., Frutarom, NutraCea(R), Natural Health Trends Corp., Cyanotech Corporation, Forbes Medi-Tech Inc., Mannatech, Inc., Fuji Keizai, Leiner Health Products Inc., SunOpta Inc., Hansen Natural Corporation, CV Technologies Inc., Spectrum Organic Products, Inc., Wild Oats Markets, Inc., GNC Corporation, Vital Living, Inc., Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc., Dean Foods Company, Reliv International, Inc., Herbalife Ltd., Atkins Nutritionals, Omega Protein Corporation, Nutraceutical International Corporation, NBTY, Inc., Whole Foods Market, Inc., Balchem Corporation, Naturade Inc., Laurus Master Fund Ltd., The Quigley Corporation, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., Puleva Biotech, Mannatech, Incorporated, Paulson Investment Company, Inc., NuVim, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Company, Health Sciences Group, Inc., Chr. Hansen, Mars, Incorporated.
| Part 4: Industry and Market |
Companies in the News: The Wright Group, MMUSA, NSF International, MWW Group, ORAFTI, Virgo Publishing, Consumerlab.com, Frutarom Industries Ltd., Cactus Botanics Limited, ProTab Laboratories, Nisshin Pharma, FCI Health Science, Inc., iSatori Technologies, Nutratech, Inc., NutraGenesis, The Shelton Group, NPIcenter, GTC Nutrition, Corn Products International Inc., Chemir Pharma Services, Azopharma, J.R. Carlson, Consumerlab.com, Cognis, Mannatech, Incorporated, Virgo Publishing, NutriCognia, Solbar,, Aloecorp, Inc., Eurofins – GeneScan, Innovative Consulting Solutions Inc.
| Part 5: Science, Research and Technology |
Companies in the News: Boiron Laboratories, Lonza, Unilever, Cardinal Nutrition, Metagenics, Inc., Geni Herbs, Mars, Nutrition 21, Sabinsa Corporation, ConsumerLab.com, Indena, Cargill Health & Food Technologies, Chrysantis(TM), Inc., Glanbia, Martek, Mannatech, Incorporated, Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals, NutraCea, Advitech Inc.
| Part 6: Legal & Regulatory |
Companies in the News: Cereal Partners UK, Nutrition 21, LycoRed Natural Products Industries, Goen Technologies, Merck Eprova AG, Fuji Health Science, Inc, DSM Nutritional Products, Ultimate Nutrition, Nutraquest Inc., Cytodyne Technologies, Cargill Health & Food Technologies, Natural Alternatives International, Inc., Lane Labs.
| Part 7: Products & Services |
Companies in the News: FutureCeuticals, Embria (TM) Health Sciences, Cognis, EnergyFirst, Organic India, 7-Eleven, Inc., The Nutritional Institute, LLC, Biodar Ltd., HABA Laboratories, Nutrilite, Jarrow Formulas’, Khoday Group, Advaith Biotech, Linnea SA, Hormos Medical Corporation , Natural Precepts, LLC, Chr. Hansen, CV Technologies Inc., Nardone Bros. Baking, Nu-Mega Ingredients Pty Ltd., Lifeway Foods, Humanetics Corporation, Vital Living, Hansen Natural Corporation, Nordic Naturals, SS Pharmaceutical, Vitasti, Inc., J. R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc., FiberGel Technologies, TMR, Marine Biotherapies®, Nutrition 21, Inc., Nature’s Life®, Fischer Pharmaceuticals, Nutri Pharmaceuticals Research, Inc., Nutrilite, NeuroNutrition, Inc., Living Naturally, The Coca-Cola Co., MATREL S.A.C., Europharma, American Lecithin Company.
| Part 8: People |
In the News: Tate & Lyle, Herbalife Ltd., MWW Group, White Wave Foods, Technical Sourcing International, Inc., BioLogic Health Solutions Pty Ltd., Nutritional Laboratories International, Inc., PhytoMedical Technologies, Inc., Cardinal Nutrition, AMS Health Sciences, Inc., RFI Ingredients, Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Jarrow Formulas®, Inc., Integrated Marketing Group, Health Sciences Group, Inc., Ruth’s Hemp Foods, KGK Synergize Inc., GCI Nutrients, Amin Law, Chemi Nutra, Healthnotes Inc., Nutrition 21, Inc., Cevena Bioproducts, Inc., Multisorb Technologies LTD., Dicentra, Inc.