Supplements Caught in Trade War Crossfire

After years of silence, tariffs came out of retirement last year when President Trump levied them against trade allies and rivals alike. This year, Trump launched this latest global trade war with 25 percent tariffs on all steel imports and a 10...

Why I’m Attending Expo West 2019

With one week left before the Natural World Products Expo West conference lands in Anaheim, California, the buzz continues to build. As a veteran participant, I’m looking forward to attending the event with the TraceGains team. Who wouldn’t be...

CBD Outlook for Food, Supplement Makers

After a chaotic end-of-term rush, Congress finally passed a new “Farm Bill” just before the holiday break last year. In a significant development for farmers and hemp-product manufacturers, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 allows the...

FDA Targets Dietary Supplement Claims

Under the current Administration, the FDA has taken several actions to slow down the implementation of new food and supplement labeling rules. Showing a new tack this week, officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put dietary...

Top 10 Reasons to Attend TGCon 2019

We’re ramping up for TGCon 2019 – the only place where the TraceGains community comes together under one roof to network, learn, and solve business challenges. The theme of this year’s conference is “Plug In. Go Faster.” We’ll showcase how our...

Supplements Stand at a Crossroads

It’s no secret that companies lose money when new product launches don’t make their deadlines. What’s not as well known is that spending more money upfront on new product development, and sticking to a timeline, can save a company millions of...

Risk Assessment: Is Your Supply Chain Compliant?

Consider how transformative it would be if food, beverage, and dietary supplement manufacturers and brand owners could, with the click of a button, have access to the compliance status of all of their suppliers and their materials. Companies...

TraceGains Network Showcased at CRN Conference

Last month, I spoke at “The Conference: CRN’s Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry” in Southern California. More than 120 executives from the dietary supplement business attended, representing suppliers, manufacturers, and...

Supplement Supply Chain Needs Transparency, Compliance Software Now

Managing compliance for raw materials, suppliers, and label claims can be the bottleneck cutting off the flow of getting new products to market. It’s common knowledge that the conventional process for qualifying suppliers and collecting...

The New Gold Standard for Collaboration

The food, beverage, and supplements industries face a host of new challenges as they struggle to stay competitive in increasingly crowded markets.