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									               General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDPH29562SA                                                                                          Publication Date: JUL 2012

          300 Sixth Avenue                                   Phone             +1 412 2884600                   Revenue         2,072.2 (million USD)
          Pittsburgh, PA                                     Fax               +1 412 2884764                   Net Profit      NA
          15222                                              Website           www.gnc.com                      Employees       5,800
                                                                                                                                Pharmaceuticals         &
          United States                                      Exchange                                           Industry
                                                                                                                                Healthcare

       Company Overview
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) is a specialty retailer of nutritional supplements in the US and around the world. It provides
       vitamin, mineral, herbal supplements, sports nutrition, diet and energy products, health and beauty products, and home and
       fitness products. It sells its products through a worldwide network of locations across the world, operating under the GNC brand
       name. The company also manufactures vitamin, mineral supplements and health foods. The company is a subsidiary of GNC
       Corporation. It has manufacturing facilities in the US, and distribution centers in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; and
       Anderson, South Carolina.
       Key Executives                                                             SWOT Analysis
                      Name                               Title                     General Nutrition Centers, Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Joseph Fortunato                  Chief Executive Officer                 Strengths                            Weaknesses
         Norman Axelrod                    Chairman
                                                                                   Leading Market Position              Reliance on Domestic Market
         Andrew Claerhout                  Director
                                                                                   Broad Product Offerings              Legal Proceedings
         Michael F. Hines                  Director
         David B. Kaplan                   Director
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                   Opportunities                        Threats
        GlobalData
                                                                                   Acquisition of                       Increasing Competitive
                                                                                   LuckyVitamin.com                     Pressures
        Key Competitors
         Glanbia Nutritionals, Inc.                                                Strategic Agreements                 Uncertain R&D Outcomes

         Life Nutrition Products, Inc.
         Roex, Inc.                                                               Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData

         Natural Health Trends Corp.
        Nutrishop
        Source: Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
        GlobalData


       Recent Developments

       Aug 08, 2011                  GNC Stores Upgraded With Lighting Science Group’s LED Lamps
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research, GlobalData




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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................ 4
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................... 5
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................. 6
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Major Products and Services .......................................................................................................... 7
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - History ............................................................................................................................................. 8
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Company Statement ..................................................................................................................... 10
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................... 12
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 14
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Business Description .................................................................................................................... 14
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................. 15
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 15
          General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Strengths ................................................................................................................................... 15
             Strength - Leading Market Position ........................................................................................................................................... 15
             Strength - Broad Product Offerings ........................................................................................................................................... 15
             Strength - Consistent Increase in Revenue ............................................................................................................................... 15
          General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Weaknesses .............................................................................................................................. 15
             Weakness - Reliance on Domestic Market................................................................................................................................ 15
             Weakness - Legal Proceedings ................................................................................................................................................. 16
          General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Opportunities ............................................................................................................................. 16
             Opportunity - Acquisition of LuckyVitamin.com ......................................................................................................................... 16
             Opportunity - Strategic Agreements .......................................................................................................................................... 16
             Opportunity - Growing US Nutritional Supplements Retail Industry .......................................................................................... 16
          General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Threats ...................................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Increasing Competitive Pressures ............................................................................................................................... 16
             Threat - Uncertain R&D Outcomes ........................................................................................................................................... 17
             Threat - Stringent Government Regulations .............................................................................................................................. 17
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc. - Key Competitors ........................................................................................................................... 18
       Section 3 – Company’s, Lifesciences Financial Deals and Alliances ............................................................................................... 19
          General Nutrition Centers, Inc., Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Year, 2006 to YTD 2012............................................ 19
          General Nutrition Centers, Inc., Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Deals By Type, 2006 to YTD 2012 ........................................... 20
       General Nutrition Centers, Inc., Recent Deals Summary ............................................................
								
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