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Tracking Transparency

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Caring is the True Differentiator

Almost six years have passed since Amazon opened its first brick and mortar location in November, 2016. That store was a small bookstore, much...

It’s Time for a Dietary Supplement Retailer Code of Ethics

While better than some sectors, as an industry, dietary supplements have never achieved total trust from all of our constituents, including consumers, media, and...
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Dietary Supplement Product Handling & Manufacturing is an Issue…and an Opportunity

A frequently under-appreciated fact about dietary supplements is the importance of proper care and handling through all stages of the supply chain—ingredient procurement to...

4 Transparency Checks that Drive Sales

Supplement sales are better than ever. The 2020 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements found that nearly three-quarters of Americans report taking dietary supplements....
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Bloomberg Op-Ed on Supplement Risk Conveniently Ignores Reality

A recent Op-Ed that appeared in Bloomberg Opinion suggested that FDA’s current caution and risk aversion tied to COVID-19 needed to extend immediately into...

Disappearance of Elements Transparency Opens a Window for Smart Retailers

Last month, we looked at the recently announced Amazon Quality Requirements, with many in industry agreeing that these initiatives being taken by Amazon are...

Amazon Applies Some Quality Requirements

At last it seems that Amazon has begun to listen to the consistent requests to drive greater accountability and responsibility for the dietary supplement...

Transparency: The clear choice for supplement consumers

Supplement sales are better than ever. The 2020 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements found that nearly three-quarters of Americans report taking dietary supplements, and Nutrition...

2021 Off the Cuff

Whew, what a year. In normal times, we’d be writing with fondness and excitement about the year that was and what is in store...

New Research Shows Consumers Value Branded Ingredients. Do You? 

Reading a supplement label is complicated. There are so many parts, some mandated by law like a Supplements Facts panel, others just good practice....

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