Reporter – US
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Health, beauty and wellness industry stakeholders believe Lina Khan’s appointment increases chances FTC will aggressively enforce against e-commerce giant Amazon. Agency movement alleging antitrust against Amazon could impact the pricing and sales of products online.
Vous Vitamin promotes personalized vitamin line through Higi Smart Health Stations in Giant Eagle grocery stores, largely in the Midwest. The kiosks offer five-minute health and wellness surveys and provide results consumer can use to order their vitamin online.
Royal DSM and Colorado’s Mile High Labs partner to provide companies in supplement, food and beverage sectors with ingredients to develop formulations with CBD and other cannabinoids. They initially are targeting the US and look to enter Canada, South America, Europe and Australia.
Colgate is “not in a hurry” to make deals with valuations high for businesses it would target, says CEO Noel Wallace. Increasing commodity costs and rising inflation have the company prioritizing growth on existing businesses.
New York legislation to restrict sales of weight loss and sports nutrition supplements to minors failed without reaching a vote before the end of the session. But the proposal will continue to be a challenge for industry in New York as well as around the country.
First Response pregnancy test sales didn’t decline during the pandemic as the underlying strength of the economy doesn’t slow consumer interest in expanding their families, says Church & Dwight CEO Matthew Farrell.