Tom Dowd

Satellite Beach, Fla. -- General Nutrition Centers has installed high performance, energy efficient LED bulbs from Lighting Science Group bulbs at select corporate-owned locations. The Energy Star-approved LEDs are 80% more efficient than the halogen bulbs they replaced, are fully dimmable and have about 50% light output than competing products, according to the company. “When considering lighting features that may affect general health, such as flicker, hum, burnout, heat and toxic materials, LEDs come out ahead of the incandescent, halogen and fluorescent fixtures, every time.” said Tom Dowd, GNC’s executive VP, chief merchandising officer and general manager, Pittsburgh. In

General Nutrition Company announced an agreement with Sakar International for a line of more than two dozen branded health and wellness products. The products will be distributed through drug stores, home stores, supermarkets and mass market retailers in addition to GNC stores, expanding GNC's presence in the retail channel. The line is scheduled to hit stores the end of this year in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Initial offerings will include heart rate and blood pressure monitors, weight scales, exercise accessories and electronic pill boxes, and will be followed by pedometers, thermometers, stopwatches, sunrise clocks, massagers, grooming products, soap

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