Kenneth A. Martindale
CEO & Director
Tricia K. Tolivar
Executive VP, CFO & Interim Chief Marketing Officer
Joseph Charles Gorman
Executive Vice President of Operations
GNC was founded in the year 1935. The company has been active for over 84 years now. The founder of the company was David Shakarian. The company has its origins back in the day when the founder of the company had opened a small health food store called Lackzoom, in the city of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The first-day earnings of the store were $35. With the next few months, the growth of the company was so tremendous that a second store was opened in the next six months only. But, due to the Ohio River Flood happened in the year 1937, on St. Patrick's Day, both of the stores had been wiped out as well. The stores were re-opened and b the year 1941, the company had seven stores under its name.
During WWII, the company operated as a mail-order business store, where the customers would send the company their cheques and the stores will ship them the product, at no additional shipping costs. During the 1960s, the company had significantly expanded and also changed the company's name as well, to GNC or General Nutrition Centres. The founder of the company had passed away in the year 1984. In the year 1999, the company was acquired by Numico, which was again sold to Apollo Management in the year 2003. The company was again taken over by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan and Ares Management, in the year 2007. The company had become a limited public entity in the year 2011. As of the year 2018, 40 per cent share of the company was acquired by Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding Company. The headquarters of the company is based in 300 Sixth Avenue 2nd Floor. The name of the place is Pittsburgh, while the name of the state is Pennsylvania, USA. The pin code of the area is 15222.
GNC is an American retail company that sells various kinds of health and nutrition products to its customers. The current CEO of the company is KenMartindale. As of the year 2016, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $2.5 billion. Also, the number of employees working at the company, as of the year 2016, is more than 16,800. The company has more than 6,000 stores within the USA borders, and about 1,100 stores across 49 other countries, all over the world. The company has about 41 stores in the country of Australia.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to have the retail presence to buy the nutritional and health-related products being sold by the company itself. The products include supplements, vitamins, herbs, minerals, diet, sports nutrition, energy products and a lot more as well.
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