Commenting on the new stores, David Denker, Director, International Development for the Vitamin Shoppe stated, "The Vitamin Shoppe brand continues to resonate with customers outside the United States, and we are pleased to be opening stores in a second new country this year. Working with partners, such as Vita Vida, The Vitamin Shoppe is able to educate consumers about the supplements industry as well as how to live a health and wellness lifestyle."
In additional news, two new franchise stores opened in Panama, bringing the total Vitamin Shoppe stores operating in that country to four stand along locations and two store-within store locations. The two new stores opened in the cities of Panama City and David. The first The Vitamin Shoppe store in Panama opened in March 2013.
Marta Ferrer, General Manager of Vita Vida, commented, "We are very excited to be partnering again with The Vitamin Shoppe, a leading health and wellness retailer with over 750 stores in the United States. Costa Rica is the second country in which we are bringing nutritional products including; vitamins, minerals and supplements. Consumers love The Vitamin Shoppe brand and we continue to open new stores in Panama."
About the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI)
The Vitamin Shoppe is a multi-channel, specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products based in Secaucus, New Jersey. In its stores and on its website, the Company carries a comprehensive retail assortment including: vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and beauty aids. In addition to offering products from approximately 850 national brands, the Vitamin Shoppe also carries products under The Vitamin Shoppe®, BodyTech®, True Athlete®, MyTrition®, plnt®, ProBioCare®, Next Step® and Betancourt Nutrition® brands. The Vitamin Shoppe conducts business through more than 750 company-operated retail stores under The Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements retail banners, and primarily through its website, www.vitaminshoppe.com. Follow The Vitamin Shoppe on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/THEVITAMINSHOPPE and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VitaminShoppe.
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