Commenting on the new stores, David Denker, Director, International Development for The Vitamin Shoppe stated, "The current year has been an exciting one for the Vitamin Shoppe on the international front. We are pleased that our brand, health and wellness lifestyle and product selection continues to resonate with consumers. We are delighted to have entered the Paraguayan market, which represents the third new international market that we have brought The Vitamin Shoppe stores to this year."
Douglas Kennedy, Director of Vigor S.A. commented, "We have known The Vitamin Shoppe for many years and are very excited to be partnering with the Company, to bring The Vitamin Shoppe stores to Paraguay. We are bringing in a unique retail experience and a wide variety of products that were previously unavailable in the country and consumers have responded favorably to the new stores and we are delighted to be offering customers high quality supplements as well as working with them on how to live a health and wellness lifestyle. We look forward to working with The Vitamin Shoppe as we continue to open new stores in Paraguay over the next several years."
In additional news, the Vitamin Shoppe is also pleased to announce that the New Jersey District Export council has awarded the Company the Export Achievement Certificate. The Export Achievement Certificate was created in 2001 by the Commercial Service to recognize U.S. companies, particularly small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs), for their exporting activities.
About 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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