Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Comments On Department Of Justice Announcement

Nov 18, 2015, 12:22 ET from The Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.

SECAUCUS, N.J., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 17, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) along with other federal agencies announced criminal and civil actions related to unlawful sale and advertising of dietary supplements against several manufacturers as well as executives associated with some of these companies. This announcement resulted from a year-long investigation that looked at potentially unsafe and tainted products that were falsely marketed as dietary supplements by third party manufacturers.

The health and safety of our customers, who place their trust in us when shopping at the Vitamin Shoppe, and the quality of the products we sell, are our top priorities. The Vitamin Shoppe continues to support strong steps by the appropriate regulatory bodies in oversight and to ensure compliance to protect consumers. The Vitamin Shoppe has a strong track record of regulatory compliance and oversight and we are committed to working alongside government agencies and other regulatory bodies towards a common goal of ensuring product quality and consumer safety.

About the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI)

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 websites, the Company carries one of the most comprehensive retail assortments in the industry, 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, Betancourt and Nutri-Force Sports® brands.  The Vitamin Shoppe conducts business through more than 700 company-operated retail stores under The Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail banners, and primarily through its website,  Follow the Vitamin Shoppe on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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