Tony Truesdale

Vitamin Shoppe Inc., a multichannel specialty retailer of nutritional products, announced Monday that it's purchased FDC Vitamins LLC for approximately $85 million. According to the announcement, FDC Vitamins does business as Nutri-Force Nutrition, a contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals and supplements. Commenting on the transaction, Tony Truesdale, Vitamin Shoppe CEO said in a statement, "I'm very pleased to announce plans to expand our sourcing capabilities with the strategic acquisition of Nutri-Force."

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vitamin Shoppe announced today that Stephen Bontempo has joined The Vitamin Shoppe as Vice President of e-Commerce, reporting to Lou Weiss, Chief Marketing Officer. "Stephen brings a tremendous amount of e-Commerce expertise to our team, as well as solid omnichannel success," said Lou Weiss. "We're excited to have him here as we continue to grow our e-commerce business." Before joining The Vitamin Shoppe, Mr. Bontempo was the Senior Vice President e-Commerce and Catalog for Fanatics, Inc/GSI Commerce. He was intimately involved in the strategy of the ecommerce businesses

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI), a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products, today announced preliminary results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. Fiscal fourth quarter 2011 was a 14-week quarter while fiscal fourth quarter 2010 was 13 weeks. Net sales in fiscal fourth quarter 2011 advanced 19.2% while operating income rose 46.3%. During the period, the company reported fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.32, an increase from $0.21 in fiscal fourth quarter 2010. EPS was $0.38 in fiscal fourth quarter 2011 after excluding

/PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Commenting on the milestone, Tony Truesdale, the company's Chief Executive Officer, said, "The opening of our 500th store is an extremely important event and a rewarding accomplishment that our entire company can be proud of. The community's commitment to health and wellness make the city an ideal location for The Vitamin Shoppe and we are very excited to have our 500th store in this market." Mr. Truesdale, further commented, "There are many markets we are interested in establishing a presence in, and we will continue to move forward with our growth plans to expand

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