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Profile: GNC Holdings Inc (GNC)

GNC on New York Consolidated

22 May 2017
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GNC Holdings, Inc., incorporated on February 5, 2007, is a specialty retailer of health, wellness and performance products, which include protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink and other general merchandise. The Company's operations consist of purchasing raw materials, formulating and manufacturing products and selling the finished products. The Company operates in three segments: U.S. and Canada, International and Manufacturing/Wholesale.

The Company-owned retail store operations are located in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, China and Ireland. The Company offers products through GNC.com and LuckyVitamin.com. It offers a range of nutritional supplements sold under its GNC brand names, approximately half of which it manufactures. Sales of its brands at its United States company-owned and franchise stores, GNC.com and wholesale partners include Rite Aid, PetSmart and Sam's Club.

U.S. and Canada

The Company's U.S. and Canada segment generates revenues primarily from sales of products to customers at its Company-owned stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, through product sales to franchisees, royalties on franchise retail sales and franchise fees and through its Websites, GNC.com and LuckyVitamin.com. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 3,513 Company-owned stores across all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States and in Canada and Puerto Rico. As of December 31, 2016, it had 1,178 domestic franchise stores. As of December 31, 2016, it had 525 franchisees operating stores in the United States.


The Company's International segment generates revenue primarily to its international franchisees through product sales, royalties and franchise fees and also includes its China operations and The Health Store. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 1,957 international franchise locations operating in 47 international countries (including distribution centers where retail sales are made). The international franchise stores are typically smaller and, depending upon the country and cultural preferences, are located in mall, strip shopping center, street or store-within-a-store locations. In addition, some international franchisees sell on the Internet and distribute to other retail outlets in their respective countries.


The Company's Manufacturing/Wholesale segment comprises its manufacturing operations in South Carolina and its wholesale partner relationships. Its manufacturing facility supplies its United States and Canada and International segments with product and also manufactures products for other third parties. Its wholesale partner business includes the sale of products to wholesale customers, which include Rite Aid, Sam's Club and PetSmart. It conducts sample testing on raw materials and finished products, including weight, purity and micro bacterial testing. The principal raw materials used in the manufacturing process are natural and synthetic vitamins, herbs, minerals and gelatin.

Company Address

GNC Holdings Inc

300 6th Ave
PITTSBURGH   PA   15222-2514
P: +1412.2884600
F: +1302.6745266

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