SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- Wellnext, with its family of leading brands curated to meet the health needs of consumers throughout every life stage, announced today the opening of a new, state-of-the-art gummy vitamin plant in its Sunrise, Florida facility. The new Wellnext plant uses the latest technology, including non-starch molds and fully robotized equipment to deliver industry-leading purity and quality in a gummy product.
Consumers have wholeheartedly embraced the gummy delivery format as a delicious, convenient way to enjoy their nutritional supplements. Sales of gummy vitamins grew 45% from 2012 through 2014 and now comprise 18% of new product launches.
"The opening of our state-of-the-art gummy manufacturing facility is a direct response to consumer enthusiasm for the gummy vitamin format," said Jose Minski, Chief Executive Officer for Wellnext. "Our new gummy plant showcases Wellnext's focus on always leveraging the best in new technologies as we continue to deliver outstanding nutritional products."
Wellnext is currently the only manufacturer in the United States producing gummies using non-starch technology, which significantly reduces contamination risk. Legacy starch technologies require recycling of the starch material posing a higher risk of cross contamination. The new Wellnext facility will be able to eliminate any and all cross-contamination via the advanced technology used in this plant. Wellnext's new plant produces both vegetarian and gelatin based gummies.
The existing 225,000 square foot Wellnext facility in Sunrise, Florida has the capacity for large-scale projects and complex formulation processes, producing 84 million bottles per year and delivering more than 8 billion doses—with room to grow. This new gummy plant is a welcomed addition to Wellnext's long-term commitment to create the best quality products for consumers for every stage of health. To learn more about Wellnext and its premier portfolio of nutritional supplement brands, please visit www.wellnexthealth.com
WELLNEXT LLC, family of brands delivers research-backed nutritional supplements for every consumer life stage. Anchor brands within the Wellnext portfolio include Nature's Products®, Inc., a GMP certified manufacturer with 30 years of leadership in supplement manufacturing, Rainbow Light® and Natural Vitality®, leading natural channel brands, Champion Nutrition®, a leader in the sports nutrition category and Stop Aging Now®, an innovator in the direct-to-consumer channel. Other hallmark brands include Iceland Health®, Blessed Herbs®, Nutri-Health Supplements®, Sedona Labs®, Sedona Pro®, Vitamin Research Products®, True Health™, Health Resources™ and VitalStyle®. Guided by three generations of family heritage, Wellnext is committed to the highest standards of corporate social responsibility including product quality and purity testing, sustainability practices, and corporate giving programs to help foster a vibrant state of health in families everywhere. To learn more about Wellnext, visit www.wellnexthealth.com.
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