GNC Announces the Winners of Its Prestigious 2013 Vendor Awards

Recognizes their Commitment to Innovation, Product Quality and Delivering Exciting Merchandise

PITTSBURGH - Feb. 19, 2014 // PRNewswire // - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation's largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products, today announced the winners of its prestigious Vendor Awards for 2013, recognizing their commitment to achieving customer satisfaction through innovative sports and wellness products.

"It is always a pleasure to deliver these well-deserved awards that our vendor partners work so hard to achieve," said Tom Dowd, GNC Executive Vice President, and Chief Merchandising Officer & General Manager. "GNC is proud to work with the best nutrition and wellness companies in the supplements industry today. This is our opportunity to recognize publicly their contributions to innovation, product quality and consumer information while also creating additional excitement to continue to raise the bar for excellence."

GNC's Vendor Award recipients for 2013 are:

Sports

  • Vendor of the Year: Cellucor
  • Outstanding Partnership: Iovate Health Sciences International
  • Product Information: Cellucor P6 Blk
  • Rising Star: Image Sports
  • Best Bar: Quest Nutrition

Wellness

  • Vendor of the Year: HNS™
  • Outstanding Partnership: Rightway Nutrition
  • Product Information: Nugenix
  • Rising Star: Pro-Nutra

About GNC

GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC."
The Company – which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well – has a diversified, multi-channel business model and derives revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships. GNC's broad and deep product mix, which is focused on premium, value-added nutritional products, is sold under GNC proprietary brands, including Mega Men®, Ultra Mega®, Total Lean™, Pro Performance®, Pro Performance® AMP, Beyond Raw®, and under nationally recognized third party brands. As of December 31, 2013, GNC has more than 8,500 locations, of which more than 6,300 retail locations are in the United States (including 1,012 franchise and 2,215 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in more than 50 countries (including distribution centers where retail sales are made).

Web:
GNC.com l Twitter: @GNCLiveWell l Facebook: facebook.com/GNCLiveWell

Media Contact:

Laura Brophy
212-537-5177 Ext 2
lbrophy@marketcompr.com

SOURCE GNC Holdings, Inc.

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