On May 2015, India's No.1 unisex hair and beauty salon, Naturals, which has 400+ salons across the sub-continent, announced its exclusive alliance with ‘Keune’, a premium company from Netherlands to launch its 100% organic hair care range named SO PURE Natural Balance in Chennai in its three retail outlets.
On Mar 2015, Royal DSM, the global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials has finalized the acquisition of a Hong Kong-based company which produces vitamin C named Aland. Both the companies were discussing the acquisition from the previous year since April 2014. Financial details of this acquisition were not disclosed.
On March 2016, German based BASF has increased the prices of its Vitamin A products by 20% with an immediate effect. BASF is a leading producer of Vitamin A for many end users industries such as cosmetics, food and animal nutrition. This change in price escalation will not affect the existing contractual obligations with customers.
On Feb, 2015, The Hain Celestial Group, whose focus is on natural and organic products company with operations in Europe, North America and India acquired Belvedere International, Inc., a family-owned company Canadian company. The company was founded in the year 1981 by Rocco Donald Belvedere.
On Sep 2015, Simply Organic launched its hair care product Oway. It is the world’s first professional product line with organic, biodynamic and fair trade ingredients. Oway color and products are made from biodynamic extracts and essential oils, from plants that are grown in accordance with principles of harmony between man and nature. This farm-to-chair approach assures that not only the best ingredients are being used, but that they are being grown in an ethical manner, which is important to the quality and use.
On February 2016, Algatechnologies Ltd. announced the verification of its AstaPure Astaxanthin by the Non-GMO Project. In Jnauary 2016 the company received the compliance certification with the NGP seal. This verification by Non GMO project ensures that production of natural astaxanthin AstaPure meets the standard requirement set by the Non-GMO project, which includes continuing testing of high-risk ingredients.
On Feb 2015, An American retailer, Target Corporation, expand its product portfolio with the inclusion of four new natural hair care brands. These products are made of nutrient rich, free from harmful chemicals, plant based ingredients and restorative. With the inclusion of these four exclusive products Renpure, SoCozy, SoapBox and ATTITUDE the company offers its customer more than 25 new ways to get healthy and gorgeous hair.
On January 2016, according to a research conducted by the US Grains Council (USGC) in conjunction with North Carolina State University, stated that including corn distiller’s oil in poultry rations helps deliver carotenoid pigments to the birds giving them additional nutrition value.
On Jan 2015, Emami, Kolkata based, FMCG company acquired a controlling stake of 66.67% in an Australian company, Fravin Pty Ltd. This Australian Company makes complete range of organic hair care and skin care products and it is organic certified with respective organic bodies in Australia and the U.S. Fravin is the owner of leading brand Abache Organics, in 2014, at the Sustainable beauty awards, held in Paris Abache Organics was awarded at the first place for the Green Formulations category.
On November 2015, according to the years of research in University of Illinois scientist demonstrated that lycopene, the red bioactive pigment found in tomatoes, reduces the growth of prostate tumors in variety of animals. So far, the scientist were unable to understand the trace of lycopene’s metabolism in the human body.
On Sep 2015, Beauty brand Intelligent Nutrients has announced the launch of PureServe, a new three step regimen for colour treated hair that boosts color and shine, while protecting it from environmental pollutants. The product lines contains: PureServe Color Saving Shampoo, is made of plant-based and sulphate-free formula which act very gently to the scalp and kind on hair color without causing any harm to natural oils or hair of color;. The cost of this product is USD 33.8.
On April 2015, Henkel & Co KGaA AG, Headquarters in Germany, is active in both consumer and industrial sector bids to buy hair care business of Procter & Gamble. The bids bring P&G one step closer to his cost-cutting strategy. The company offer for includes the Clairol and Wella brands of P&G's hair care business, and could fetch a valuation of USD 7 billion to USD 5 billion.
DSM followed proposed processes by the FDA to establish its canthaxanthin in GRAS under the intended conditions of use. The process comprises of a skilled panel to evaluate the essential product safety data and then submitting a voluntary notification to FDA. By the FDA the rating allows for carotenoids product to support the development of breeder hens at the level of 6 parts per million of complete feed.
On Jan 2015, BASF Germany-based chemical company increases its production volumes by 25% for water soluble vitamin A. The company is listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, and Zurich Stock Exchange. The BASF product portfolio includes a broad range of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins. The company also offers vitamins such as B2, E, K1, A/D3, D3, B5, and Choline Chloride.
On February 2016, Kemin announced the approval for sale of its product ZeaONE zeaxanthin by the Brazil’s national Health Surveillance Agency, ANVISA. This approval allows the company to immediately begin the marketing of its ZeaONE product in Brazil. ZeaONE is a dietary free form of zeaxanthin ingredient sourced naturally from marigolds produced by the company.
On Jan 2015, Amway a direct selling giant has acquired a California based brand of snacks and energy drinks XS Energy. The company has successfully marketed its product through parties around the Asia and U.S. Any information related to this agreement was not disclosed. Neither the terms of the agreement or price were disclosed.
On May 2015, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), incorporated on May 02, 1923, is one of the world largest food ingredient and agricultural processors providers. The company is transforming crops into products which serve to meet the dynamic requirement of a developing world. ADM is building its new feed premix plant in southern China in the city of Zhangzhou. This will make company’s number of plants to four in the country.
On January 2016, a new study conducted by the researchers from the University Of Arizona College Of Pharmacy, have found that a compound found in annatto called Bixin may also prevent skin cancer.
On June, 2015 Juice Press leading retailer in organic food & beverages and wellness specialty has launch its new product, of Vitamin D3 tablets. This launch is the latest addition to the quickly growing proprietary line of nutraceuticals which are offered by various retailers. This product is differentiated from the others in the market as it does not contain any chemicals and inactive ingredients.
On May 2015, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, the producers of U.S clinically studied and most preferred multivitamin brand, Centrum, has announced the launch of its new product Centrum MultiGummies, easy-to-take multivitamin, a great-tasting, and precisely designed with key nutrients to help support metabolism, immunity and energy.
On Sep 2015, Absorb Health company which is located in Southport, North Carolina. It is a natural skin care and dietary supplement company. It has recently added several new supplements to its existing product portfolio. The new product line includes Liposomal Vitamin C, a Noopept supplement and an Adrafinil supplement among others.
On July 2015, the UK’s best-selling men’s magazine, Men’s Health has launched wide range of vitamins supported by a USD 1.06 million UK media campaign. The vitamin range named Men’s Health Lab is developed with the OTC Company in Europe named Omega Pharma. Men’s Health Lab vitamins range is now available at Barrett, Holland and on ecommerce portal Amazon.
On February, 2016 according to the study, published in the online journal Lupus Science and Medicine, “the association between diet and glucocorticoid (GC) treatment in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)”. The researchers found how diet affects the activity of diseases in SLE patients, through the GC treatment. According to researchers, vitamin D does not protect against lupus activity on the other hand beta carotene, vitamin B6 and fatty acid C18:2 do have a protective role.
On February, 2016, according to the finding published in the Journal of Korean Academy of Family Medicine states that vegetables containing lots of vitamins and beta carotene can lower the stress and help to fight infections.
On February 2016, Japan based company says that it wants to make the world’s first completely autonomous farm in the span of couple of years. The company hasn’t provided much detailed about its plans but the technology is seemingly is in place to make its ambitions into reality by 2017.
On February, 2016, OMSCo (the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative) announced that their, two-year project to raise iodine levels in organic milk is successful.
On January 2016, Perth-based Algae.Tec Perth-based Algae.Tec has started production at a new facility at its manufacturing and development centre in Atlanta in the US that can grow more than 50 tonnes of algae annually for nutraceuticals market. The company share price is blooming after the company started producing algae for the nutraceuticals market.
Since the 1920s, ammonium nitrate (AN) has been a famous fertilizer in the global market. It is a chemical compound which remains solid at standard pressures and room temperatures as well. Mainly used as a high-nitrogen fertilizer and also as an oxidizing agent in explosives, the use of ammonium nitrate in the production of fertilizers and explosive materials has significantly grown over the years and taken a major share of the organic chemicals market.