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December 27, 2012

Demand for SeroVital-hgh — a proprietary amino acid compound developed by Sierra Research Labs — has spiked in the past month. To help meet demand, the company on Dec. 21 announced distribution expansion through GNC.

NEW YORK — Demand for SeroVital-hgh — a proprietary amino acid compound developed by Sierra Research Labs — has spiked in the past month, in part due to recent exposure on news channels like CNN and on news programs like "The Today Show," the company announced last week. To help meet demand, the company on Dec. 21 announced distribution expansion through GNC. 

November 16, 2012

In the wake of a summer rebranding campaign aimed at active, health-conscious consumers, AquaHydrate on Thursday announced expansion of its distribution through GNC.

LOS ANGELES — In the wake of a summer rebranding campaign aimed at active, health-conscious consumers, AquaHydrate on Thursday announced expansion of its distribution through GNC. 

The AquaHydrate line offers consumers "Supercharged Hydration," a combination of key electrolytes and alkalinity that helps restore balance to the body. While many sports and vitamin drinks hover around a 4 pH (relatively acidic) and most bottled water between 7 and 7.5 (pH neutral), AquaHydrate stands at a pH value of more than 9 (relatively alkaline).

November 5, 2012

An interactive kiosk that allows customers to order prescription glasses and contact lenses online, a special shelf for diabetes products and a new interior design are among the newest features at Rite Aid’s newest version of its Wellness store in Lemoyne, Pa.

LEMOYNE, Pa. — An interactive kiosk that allows customers to order prescription glasses and contact lenses online, a special shelf for diabetes products and a new interior design are among the newest features at Rite Aid’s newest version of its Wellness store in Lemoyne, Pa. A path of wooden flooring leads directly to the store’s pharmacy, whose immediate surrounding area has been cleared of merchandise to give it a more open look.

October 4, 2012

Rite Aid unveiled what it called its "next generation" Wellness store as the chain reported a decrease in same-store sales Thursday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid unveiled what it called its "next generation" Wellness store as the chain reported a decrease in same-store sales Thursday.

The store, in Lemoyne, Pa., is less than a mile from the 4,639-store chain's Camp Hill, Pa., headquarters. A ribbon-cutting Thursday morning marked the store's grand opening.

October 4, 2012

What should be clear by now is that Rite Aid is making a big comeback, and along the way, it's also carving out an important niche for itself.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — What should be clear by now is that Rite Aid is making a big comeback, and along the way, it's also carving out an important niche for itself.

(THE NEWS: Rite Aid opens 'next generation' Wellness store, reports September sales. For the full story, click here.)

August 7, 2012

A new line of performance nutrition products developed by leading GNC scientists and wellness experts in partnership with actor Mark Wahlberg has made its debut.

PITTSBURGH — A new line of performance nutrition products developed by leading GNC scientists and wellness experts in partnership with actor Mark Wahlberg has made its debut.

Marked, which consists of seven sports and active nutrition products, provides the ultimate performance nutrition for anyone who wants to achieve their health and fitness goals, GNC said. Wahlberg will serve as the leading brand ambassador and will drive the marketing approach for the Marked product line, which will be sold at GNC stores nationwide.

The lineup includes:

July 26, 2012

GNC recently extended its relationship with Sam's Club, the company announced in conjunction with its second-quarter results.

PITTSBURGH — GNC recently extended its relationship with Sam's Club, the company announced in conjunction with its second-quarter results.

Beginning in third quarter 2012, GNC's presence in all Sam's Club locations will incorporate established shelf space with branded signage, adding to the existing rotational assortment program.

July 24, 2012

GNC Holdings on Monday elected Philip Mallott to its board to fill the seat vacated by Norman Axelrod's resignation.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Monday elected Philip Mallott to its board to fill the seat vacated by Norman Axelrod's resignation.

Mallott served as VP and chief financial officer of Intimate Brands, a former subsidiary of Limited Brands, and most recently provided retail stock research as an independent consultant to Westminster Research Associates and, prior to that, as an analyst for Coker & Palmer. He is currently a director of Big Lots.

July 23, 2012

GNC Holdings on Friday elected company president and CEO Joseph Fortunato to serve as chairman.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Friday elected company president and CEO Joseph Fortunato to serve as chairman. The board also has appointed Michael Hines to serve as lead independent director.

Fortunato succeeds Norman Axelrod, who has resigned as chairman. Axelrod had been a member of the GNC board since March 2007.

June 27, 2012

Active Health Foods announced that its Active X energy bars will be sold across 600 GNC outlets, thanks to an agreement the company has inked with the retailer.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Active Health Foods announced that its Active X energy bars will be sold across 600 GNC outlets, thanks to an agreement the company has inked with the retailer.

Two varieties of the Active X line — Almond Chocolate Delight and Peanut Butter Chocolate Joy flavors — will be sold at GNC stores. The bars are all-natural, certified organic, kosher and vegan.

June 21, 2012

In what may be a bellwether for the dietary supplement industry, stock valuations of the two publicly traded retailers who practically sell nothing but dietary supplements are 
up significantly.


In what may be a bellwether for the dietary supplement industry, stock valuations of the two publicly traded retailers who practically sell nothing but dietary supplements are 
up significantly.


As of late May, GNC was trading up 94.5% as compared with its year-ago valuation of $20.33; Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) was up 22.9% from $40.73.


May 29, 2012

GNC last week partnered with Discovery Fit & Health on "Transformation Diaries," a custom Web series that follows four women working to achieve their personal "live well" goals. Fitness expert JJ Virgin is serving as the women’s mentor.

PITTSBURGH — GNC last week partnered with Discovery Fit & Health on "Transformation Diaries," a custom Web series that follows four women working to achieve their personal "live well" goals. Fitness expert JJ Virgin is serving as the women’s mentor.

May 22, 2012

Shamrock Farms on Monday announced the launch of Rockin' Refuel Muscle Builder — a protein beverage made with real milk designed to be low in carbs and high in protein — through GNC locations.

PHOENIX — Shamrock Farms on Monday announced the launch of Rockin' Refuel Muscle Builder — a protein beverage made with real milk designed to be low in carbs and high in protein — through GNC locations.

May 15, 2012

Fuse Science on Tuesday announced that it has picked up distribution for its EnerJel product — a topical energy product targeting fitness fanatics — to 200 south Florida pharmacies through a partnership with GAT Trading.

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. — Fuse Science on Tuesday announced that it has picked up distribution for its EnerJel product — a topical energy product targeting fitness fanatics — to 200 south Florida pharmacies through a partnership with GAT Trading.

May 8, 2012

Bainbridge & Knight on Tuesday announced the GNC-exclusive launch of Lichi Elite Series, a weight management brand formulated for use by experienced body builders and competitive athletes.

NEW YORK — Bainbridge & Knight on Tuesday announced the  GNC-exclusive launch of Lichi Elite Series, a weight management brand formulated for use by experienced body builders and competitive athletes.

May 2, 2012

ESPN on Wednesday announced that GNC will headline the 2012 ESPNHS Games as presenting sponsor.

BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN on Wednesday announced that GNC will headline the 2012 ESPNHS Games as presenting sponsor.

April 26, 2012

Shadow Beverages and GNC on Thursday launched a ready-to-drink GNC beverage line now available across Arizona and Nevada store locations.

PHOENIX — Shadow Beverages and GNC on Thursday launched a ready-to-drink GNC beverage line now available across Arizona and Nevada store locations.

The new GNC line consists of 14 beverages featuring scientifically advanced nutrition across the sports nutrition, nutritional waters and protein nutrition categories. It includes "extreme performance" drinks designed for the experienced athlete and "active" beverages formulated to meet the hydration and metabolic needs of everyday fitness enthusiasts.
 

April 20, 2012

Forgiven Bottling Group is bringing its alcohol metabolizer to Duane Reade stores.

ATLANTA — Forgiven Bottling Group is bringing its alcohol metabolizer to Duane Reade stores.

The company and its distributor, RH Labs, said Forgiven, which is designed to increase the rate at which the body processes alcohol, will be available chainwide. Additionally, the product also will be promoted on a Times Square billboard, effective June 18.

April 18, 2012

GNC on Wednesday announced its partnership with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg on the launch of Marked, a new nutritional supplement line designed to meet the demanding lifestyles of fitness consumers.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Wednesday announced its partnership with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg on the launch of Marked, a new nutritional supplement line designed to meet the demanding lifestyles of fitness consumers.
 
"I'm excited to join forces with GNC, a brand I trust for quality and integrity, to develop the Marked products," Wahlberg said. "I attribute much of my own success to my dedication to living healthy and fit, so it is important for me to create products that will help motivate others to pursue their own personal wellness goals."

April 13, 2012

Fitness sells. And with the number of seniors looking to maintain their health and wellness by staying active, fitness sells well. 


Fitness sells. And with the number of seniors looking to maintain their health and wellness by staying active, fitness sells well. 


April 9, 2012

GNC has introduced a new, free mobile application for Android and iPhone devices.

PITTSBURGH — GNC has introduced a new, free mobile application for Android and iPhone devices.

Designed to extend the store experience, GNC said its app, which first debuted last March for iPhone devices, includes such new features as:

  • Updated design: The main menu now is organized with nine user-friendly buttons so users can quickly and easily access the information they want to find;

February 3, 2012

The Department of Defense investigation's of a sports supplement ingredient — associated with the death of two soldiers — has been making headlines in the past week as the U.S. Military's independent paper Stars & Stripes ran an update of the news on Jan. 29 and the New York Times picked up on the story Feb. 2.

DALLAS — The Department of Defense's investigation of a sports supplement ingredient — associated with the death of two soldiers — has been making headlines in the past week as the U.S. Military's independent paper Stars & Stripes ran an update of the news on Jan. 29 and the New York Times picked up on the story Feb. 2. 

January 18, 2012

GNC announced that two U.S. Women's National Soccer Team players will serve as GNC LiveWell brand ambassadors.

PITTSBURGH — GNC announced that two U.S. Women's National Soccer Team players will serve as GNC LiveWell brand ambassadors.

The company said Alex Morgan and Heather Mitts will work with GNC to reach out to aspiring athletes and fitness enthusiasts through social media, video, appearances and marketing materials.

January 12, 2012

Fembody Nutrition on Monday named Paula Abdul their national celebrity spokeswoman for its line of nutritional supplements formulated for women and sold exclusively through GNC.

TAMPA, Fla. — Fembody Nutrition on Monday named Paula Abdul their national celebrity spokeswoman for its line of nutritional supplements formulated for women and sold exclusively through GNC. 

"I am thrilled to start this journey as Fembody Nutrition's spokeswoman," Abdul stated. "The truth is that with my grueling schedule, it is so hard to maintain a healthy diet and a strict wellness regimen," she said. "You can rely on Fembody Nutrition to supplement your everyday routine." 


September 28, 2011

GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced that Jenn Brown, two-time Emmy Award-winning sports journalist, has joined the GNC LiveWell team as its newest brand ambassador.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced that Jenn Brown, two-time Emmy Award-winning sports journalist, has joined the GNC LiveWell team as its newest brand ambassador.