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Formula rebounds, Amerifit grows in Martek Q2

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The infant formula market's rebound from 2009 lows helps boost Martek Biosciences' total product sales 35.1 percent to $119.1 million in the February-April period. Second-quarter sales of Martek's formula ingredients reached $86.3 million, up 11.5 percent, helped by gains in Asia, executives said June 3. Amerifit Brands, which Columbia, Md.-based Martek acquired in January, generated $18 million in revenue and $1.9 million in operating income. Martek plans to launch finished supplement products through Amerifit in 2011 (1"The Tan Sheet" Jan. 25, 2010). Additionally, the company continues seeking new applications for its algal life'sDHA. Martek announced June 2 the omega-3 ingredient will fortify sauces and dressings at sandwich chain Quiznos

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