GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA., is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional products and has been the leader in vitamin and supplement retailing for more than 75 years. GNC with revenues of $1.7 billion was acquired in 2007 by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, based out of Toronto Canada, and affiliates of Ares Management LLC, a U.S. Private equity firm. The company has more than 6,900 retail locations of which 5,400 are located throughout the United States (including approximately 900 domestic franchise stores and over 1,850 Rite Aid store-within-a-store locations) with the balance of retail locations operating through franchise arrangements in 47 international markets.
GNC primary product offerings span across the product categories of vitamins & minerals, sports nutrition, fitness and wellness, diet & energy, herbs & cleansing, and body care. From scientific research and new product discovery to the manufacturing and packaging processes, GNC takes pride in their rigorous approach to ensuring quality. GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement industry by demanding truth in labeling, ingredient safety and product potency, all while remaining on the cutting-edge of nutritional science.