GNC Sends OTC Medicines to U.S. Troops Serving Overseas

Sep 24, 2008, 01:00 ET from GNC

    PITTSBURGH, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC today shipped nearly 50,000
 packages of Pepto-Bismol, Alka-Seltzer, Zicam, Band-Aids and more to our
 country's soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.
     This donation is representative of GNC's commitment to the U.S.
 military and its hardworking men and women who share the company's mission:
 to help people everywhere live longer, happier, healthier lives.
     "At GNC, we're dedicated to helping people 'Live Well,'" said Tom Dowd,
 executive vice president at the company's Pittsburgh headquarters. "This
 means providing them with trusted nutritional information and high-quality
 products they need to stay healthy, especially when they're hard at work
 overseas. We know our troops use and appreciate these products, so this
 donation makes perfect sense."
     The over-the-counter remedies will be distributed to active duty men
 and women all over the United States as they depart for service.
     GNC has long dedicated itself to the military. The company has 108
 stores on military bases throughout the continental United States, Puerto
 Rico, Alaska and Hawaii, and stores on bases in Japan, Bahrain, Guam and
 Korea. GNC products are also available in commissaries and AAFES Overseas
 Exchange locations.
     GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the largest global specialty
 retailer of nutritional products; including vitamin, mineral, herbal and
 other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products.
 GNC has more than 5,000 retail locations throughout the United States
 (including 950 franchise and 1,550 Rite Aid stores-within-a-store) and
 franchise operations in 44 international markets. The company -- which is
 dedicated to helping consumers Live Well -- also offers products and
 product information online at