DENVER, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MusclePharm Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP), a nutritional supplement company focused on active lifestyles, announced today an agreement with Costco Wholesale Corporation, the leading warehouse club operator, to carry MusclePharm's Combat Protein Powder nationwide in all 430 stores beginning late October 2013.
This new distribution channel expands MusclePharm's reach beyond specialty health, nutrition and sports stores and online retailers to mass consumer channels. Costco will carry Combat Protein Powder's great-tasting "Cookies and Cream" flavor in an exclusive 5 lb. size. Combat Protein Powder will also begin rolling out to Costco international locations in the later part of 2014 and early 2015.
"Our partnership with Costco is a major step in making it easy for athletes and active lifestyle consumers to buy the safe and scientifically formulated Combat Protein Powder," said Brad Pyatt, founder and CEO, MusclePharm. "It's about convenience and Costco is the ideal partner for Combat Protein Powder given their tremendous retail footprint."
MusclePharm's Combat Protein Powder is an advanced time released protein blend that feeds athletes' muscles up to eight hours. The easy-to-mix shake is formulated for athletes and active people using MusclePharm's proprietary protein powder technology. Its 25 grams of high-quality protein is precisionally engineered to maximize muscle growth and fine-tuned for true nutrient utilization. Combat Protein Powder contains Whey protein concentrates, hydrolysates and isolates, egg albumen and micellar casein. MusclePharm's Combat Protein Powder is nominated for the prestigious 2013 Bodybuilidng.com "Supplement of the Year" award.
ABOUT MUSCLEPHARM CORPORATION:
MusclePharm was founded in 2008 by former NFL player Brad Pyatt and just four years later was named "Brand of the Year" by Bodybuilding.com. MusclePharm develops and manufactures daily supplement regimens to assist consumers and athletes with muscle building, weight loss and general fitness. All MusclePharm products, including Combat Protein Powder, are developed by leading nutritional scientists via a six-stage research process at the MusclePharm Sports Science Center & Research Center in Denver, Colorado.
MusclePharm is a healthy lifestyle company that develops and manufactures nutritional supplements that address active lifestyles, including muscle building, weight loss and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. MusclePharm's products are sold to consumers in more than 110 countries and available in over 10,500 U.S. retail outlets, including Dick's Sporting Goods, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and Vitamin World. MusclePharm products also are sold through more than 100 online channels globally, including bodybuilding.com, amazon.com and vitacost.com. For more information, please visit www.musclepharm.com. You can also follow MusclePharm online at www.facebook.com/MusclePharm and www.twitter.com/MusclePharm.
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