Thursday, September 13, 2012

Raspberry Ketone1234 Awarded BOSA 2012

We entered Creative Bioscience products for a Better Nutrition Best of Supplements Award for 2012, and we are proud to announce Raspberry Ketone 1234 won the Weight Loss category.

Raspberry Ketone 1234 will be featured in the November 2012 issue of Better Nutrition. I have attached is the BOSA list of winning products.

For this year’s BOSA, Better Nutrition asked readers to vote for their favorite supplements (with a contest in the magazine and an online/social media push), and they also consulted an advisory board of supplement experts to help pick the very best of the best in the world of nutritional supplements.

And in time for Expo East, Better Nutrition is preparing poster boards for the winners to display at their booths. Creative Bioscience will also be able to use the BOSA Logo on any Raspberry Ketone packaging, marketing materials and education collateral, and the Creative Bioscience website.

Congratulations again to Creative Bioscience! We are thrilled Creative Bioscience has been honored with this award. Winning a BOSA is a great acknowledgement within the industry for Creative Biosciences’ high-quality products and dedication to health and wellness.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Herbal supplement retail sales up 4.5 percent

Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the United States increased by 4.5 percent in 2011, reaching a total estimated figure of nearly $5.3 billion (USD). The statistics are conclusions of a new report published in the current issue of HerbalGram, the nonprofit American Botanical Council’s (ABC) peer-reviewed quarterly journal. Sales in the mainstream market channel continued to grow, increasing almost 3 percent over 2010 sales while sales in natural food stores rose by a strong 5.5 percent.

“These sales data indicate continued strong consumer demand for herbs and other natural plant-derived ingredients as an essential part of their self-care,” said HerbalGram Editor and ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal. “What is even more remarkable,” he added, “is that herbal supplement sales grew while the economy is still considered in recession, a sign of how highly American consumers value these safe, low-cost materials.”

The five top-selling herbal supplements of 2011 in the health and natural foods channel, according to SPINS:
• Flaxseed oil (Linum usitatissimum)
• Wheat Grass (Triticum aestivum)
• Barley Grass (Hordeum vulgare)
• Turmeric (Curcuma longa), aloe (Aloe vera)
• Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)

The top-selling herbal singles of 2011 in the food, drug, and mass-market channel, according to SymphonyIRI:
• Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
• Soy (Glycine max)
• Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)
• Garlic (Allium sativum)
• Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) leaf extract

The HerbalGram report is based on herb supplement sales statistics from the Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ) and market research firms SymphonyIRI, and SPINSscan Natural.

NBJ, a publication of New Hope Natural Media in Boulder, Colo., estimated the total herb supplement sales figures for 2011, discussed above, based on data derived from market research firms, company surveys, interviews with major retailers and industry experts, and various published and unpublished secondary material.

SymphonyIRI, a Chicago-based market research firm, determined herb supplement sales in the mainstream market channel (e.g., food stores, drug stores, and mass-market retail outlets) as being $379,286,600 for 2011, an increase of 6.9 percent over the previous year. SymphonyIRI’s figure includes grocery stores, drugstores, and mass-market retailers, but it does not include Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, other large warehouse buying clubs, or convenience stores.

SPINS, a Schaumburg, Ill.-based market research firm, found sales of botanical dietary supplements in the natural and health foods channel to be $251,212,449, an increase of 9 percent over 2011 sales in this channel. SPINS’ figure does not include sales from the natural foods store Whole Foods Market.

*Article Source: NewHope360