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March 19, 2014

GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new line of supplement superchargers called the GNC Accelerator Series.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new line of supplement superchargers called the GNC Accelerator Series. Scientifically formulated by GNC experts to provide patrons with research-based performance power for all sports, training and fitness activities, GNC Accelerator Series products make it easy to personalize supplementation and benefits by adding precise doses of leucine, glutamine and creatine to any powdered supplement in a workout enthusiast's current regimen.

December 19, 2013

Rite Aid appears to be transitioning from a turnaround phase to one in which it's looking more toward future opportunities, company executives suggested in a conference call Thursday morning when announcing the chain's third quarter 2014 results.

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid appears to be transitioning from a turnaround phase to one in which it's looking more toward future opportunities, company executives suggested in a conference call Thursday morning when announcing the chain's third quarter 2014 results.

December 19, 2013

The long-standing partnership between Rite Aid and nutritional products retailer GNC is being extended through the end of the decade.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The long-standing partnership between Rite Aid and nutritional products retailer GNC is being extended through the end of the decade, Rite Aid said Thursday.

Rite Aid said the partnership, which started in 1998, has been extended through 2019. The extension allows Rite Aid to add at least 300 GNC LiveWell store-within-a-store locations over the next five years. Currently, there are more than 2,200 such locations throughout the Rite Aid chain.

December 11, 2013

GNC on Wednesday identified the winners of the company's "Me on GNC" photo and video contest.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Wednesday identified the winners of the company's "Me on GNC" photo and video contest. The three top winners in each category, whose stories can be seen on the ME ON GNC Contest web page, will share $100,000 in prizes. 

October 14, 2013

USA Today on Monday morning reported two products marketed as dietary supplements in outlets including Walmart.com and GNC have actually been adulterated with a chemical similar to methamphetamine.

WASHINGTON — USA Today on Monday morning reported two products marketed as dietary supplements in outlets including Walmart.com and GNC have actually been adulterated with a chemical similar to methamphetamine.  

The supplements included Craze, a pre-workout powder sold by Driven Sports, and Gaspari Nutrition's weight loss supplement Detonate. 

October 10, 2013

When multiple multinational companies start investing their acquisition monies into one particular category, it’s a good bet that category is poised for some pretty significant growth.

Right now, that category is dietary supplements

When multiple multinational companies start investing their acquisition monies into one particular category, it’s a good bet that category is poised for some pretty significant growth.

(For the full category review, including sales data, click here.)

October 3, 2013

GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced it has acquired A1 Sports Limited (d.b.a. Discount Supplements), a multi-brand sports nutrition e-commerce retailer in the United Kingdom.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced it has acquired A1 Sports Limited (d.b.a. Discount Supplements), a multi-brand sports nutrition e-commerce retailer in the United Kingdom. 

The acquisition was funded with cash on hand. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Following the acquisition, GNC.com, LuckyVitamin.com and discount-supplements.co.uk will continue to operate as separate businesses, each with its own product offerings and target customers.

September 23, 2013

MusclePharm on Monday announced that its Arnold Series, a new line of nutritional supplements developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will launch today on GNC.com and on Oct. 1, in GNC stores.

DENVER — MusclePharm on Monday announced that its Arnold Series, a new line of nutritional supplements developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will launch today on GNC.com and on Oct. 1, in GNC stores.

August 6, 2013

GNC Holdings concluded its Total Lean Challenge and Sweepstakes, rewarding 13 participants with a share of $25,000 in cash and prizes.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Tuesday concluded its Total Lean Challenge and Sweepstakes, rewarding 13 participants with a share of $25,000 in cash and prizes. 

The grand prize winner Karen Parra of Sacramento, Calif. received $10,000, and 12 other lucky sweepstakes participants each received $1,250 in prizes as part of a 12-week challenge designed to help consumers transform their eating and exercise habits for long-term weight management by giving them a practical way to take control of their health.

July 30, 2013

GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.

"[Carmine's] background in multi-channel development across the health & wellness segment will enhance our approach to new market opportunities as we continue to implement GNC's proven growth strategy," stated Joseph Fortunato, GNC's chairman, president and CEO.

July 22, 2013

The Eastern retail landscape will continue to host the latest in Western ideas of wellness as GNC announced its expansion into the Chinese marketplace with the first stand-alone GNC store in Shanghai.

PITTSBURGH — The Eastern retail landscape will continue to host the latest in Western ideas of wellness as GNC on Monday announced its expansion into the Chinese marketplace with the first stand-alone GNC store in Shanghai. The move complements GNC's existing marketing footprint in China.  

July 2, 2013

GNC Holdings on Monday named Alan Feldman and Robert Moran to its board of directors.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Monday named Alan Feldman and Robert Moran to its board of directors.

"We are pleased to welcome Messrs. Feldman and Moran to the GNC Board," stated Joseph Fortunato, GNC chairman, president and CEO. "Their extensive experience leading global consumer brands and retail operations, both domestically and overseas, and past experience as CEOs of retail businesses should add significant strength to our board as we execute our future strategies."

June 27, 2013

When GNC Holdings challenged its corporate employees in March to transform their eating, exercise and lifestyle habits for long-term healthy weight management via GNC’s new Total Lean Corporate Challenge, 146 team members took the challenge — and lost a total of more than 700 pounds in the 12-week health and fitness contest.

PITTSBURGH — When GNC Holdings challenged its corporate employees in March to transform their eating, exercise and lifestyle habits for long-term healthy weight management via GNC’s new Total Lean Corporate Challenge, 146 team members took the challenge — and lost a total of more than 700 pounds in the 12-week health and fitness contest.

May 31, 2013

Embark Holdings, Inc. announced through its wholly owned subsidiary, Muscle Warfare, Inc., the launch of its elite sports nutrition brands at select GNC stores throughout the nation.

 WELLINGTON, Fla. — Embark Holdings, Inc. announced through its wholly owned subsidiary, Muscle Warfare, Inc., the launch of its elite sports nutrition brands at select GNC stores throughout the nation.

April 26, 2013

GNC expanded nationwide its new Member Price Program, which will incorporate GNC’s current loyalty program boasting close to 7 million active members.

PITTSBURGH— GNC on Wednesday expanded nationwide its new Member Price Program, which will incorporate GNC’s current loyalty program boasting close to 7 million active members.

In new markets in which the Member Price Program is launching, GNC will offer free memberships for a limited time.

April 8, 2013

Virgo announced the finalists of its inaugural Insights Awards, to be awarded May 1 at the SupplySide MarketPlace opening presentation at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

NEW YORK — Virgo on Monday announced the finalists of its inaugural Insights Awards, to be awarded May 1 at the SupplySide MarketPlace opening presentation at the Jacob Javits Center here. 

April 8, 2013

GNC last week launched a nationwide campaign for customers to enter their own personal health-and-wellness success stories in the "Me on GNC" photo and video contest.

PITTSBURGH — GNC last week launched a nationwide campaign for customers to enter their own personal health-and-wellness success stories in the "Me on GNC" photo and video contest. The competition offers $100,000 in prizes for the best photo and video submissions, with the help of the GNC online community.

March 26, 2013

GNC extended its Preventive Nutrition brand to help supplement a number of conditions, including eye health, liver health and digestive health.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Tuesday extended its Preventive Nutrition brand to help supplement a number of conditions, including eye health, liver health and digestive health.  

March 6, 2013

Health and wellness products retailer GNC is sponsoring a 12-week effort to encourage consumers to transform eating and exercise habits for long-term weight management, the company said.

PITTSBURGH — Health and wellness products retailer GNC is sponsoring a 12-week effort to encourage consumers to transform eating and exercise habits for long-term weight management, the company said.

GNC Holdings, the retailer's parent company, announced the Total Lean Challenge and Sweepstakes, which offers a chance for consumers to win $25,000 in cash prizes, as well as serving as an introduction to the company's Lifestyle Diet approach to weight loss and a way to promote products like the Lean Shake and Total Lean Watertex.

March 6, 2013

GNC named Scott O'Hara to its board of directors.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Monday named Scott O'Hara to its board of directors. 

"[O'Hara's] wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly his international business expertise, should be a valuable resource to GNC as we move forward," stated Joe Fortunato, GNC chairman and CEO. 

February 28, 2013

GNC on Thursday announced new the launch of new delivery systems and certification advancements across GNC's Pro Performance AMP Concentrated Intelligent Release Series and the Pro Performance X.R. Series, along with three new AMP formulas.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Thursday announced new the launch of new delivery systems and certification advancements across GNC's Pro Performance AMP Concentrated Intelligent Release Series and the Pro Performance X.R. Series, along with three new AMP formulas. 

February 20, 2013

GNC is ramping up its reach beyond its 6,100 retail outlets, Joe Fortunato, the company's chairman, president and CEO, told analysts last week.

PITTSBURGH — GNC is ramping up its reach beyond its 6,100 retail outlets, Joe Fortunato, the company's chairman, president and CEO, told analysts last week. The company's relationship with Sam's Club, which incorporated a branded shelf in July, is expanding; new products are being introduced to PetSmart, suggesting potential growth in pet supplements; and GNC's Marked line, co-developed with action movie star Mark Wahlberg, has been launched through Rite Aid and Walgreens. 

February 20, 2013

Conceived and photographed by Peter Arnell for GNC, the "Respect Yourself" campaign celebrates individuals who live well by leading healthy lifestyles.

NEW YORK — The Martha Graham Dance Company on Tuesday announced that two of its veteran principal dancers, Tadej Brdnik and Katherine Crockett, will be featured on billboards as part of GNC's  new brand campaign, "Respect Yourself." Conceived and photographed by Peter Arnell for GNC, the "Respect Yourself" campaign celebrates individuals who live well by leading healthy lifestyles.  

February 15, 2013

GNC announced that its employees and customers donated a total of $3.1 million over the past few months to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Friday announced that its employees and customers donated a total of $3.1 million over the past few months to support the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign. The campaign, now in its ninth year, builds awareness of and raises funds for the research and treatment done at St. Jude to help children fighting cancer. 

January 31, 2013

GNC announced the launch of its new brand campaign, "Respect Yourself," celebrating individuals who enjoy great self-respect by living a healthy lifestyle.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Tuesday announced the launch of its new brand campaign, "Respect Yourself," celebrating individuals who enjoy great self-respect by living a healthy lifestyle. This campaign builds on GNC's brand mission, since 1935, to provide consumers with health and wellness solutions in order to help them live a better life.