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Vitamin Shop Industries Inc.
Founded1977; 46 years ago (as Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc.)
HeadquartersSecaucus, New Jersey, U.S.[1]

Number of locations

785 (December 2017)[2]

Key people

Sharon M. Leite,[3] CEO; Bill Wafford,[4] CFO
ProductsNutritional supplements
ParentFranchise Group, Inc
Vitamin Shoppe store, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Vitamin Shoppe (formerly Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc., stylized as theVitaminShoppe) is an American, New Jersey-based retailer of nutritional supplements. It also operated three stores in Canada under the name VitaPath from January 2013 until March năm 2016. The company provides approximately 7,000 different SKUs of supplements through its retail stores and over 17,000 different SKUs of supplements through its retail websites.[2]

In 2002, Vitamin Shoppe Industries was sold to tát an affiliate of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, a private equity unit of Bear Stearns, for approximately $310 million.[5]

The Vitamin Shoppe held an initial public offering on October 26, 2009.[6] The company made $751.5 million in net sales in fiscal 2010 and had a market capitalization of over $1 billion.[7] Since attaining its peak in February 2013, the stock has lost more phàn nàn 90% of its value as of August 2017.[8]

Vitamin Shoppe was acquired by Franchise Group on December 16, 2019.[9]


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Jeffrey Horowitz founded The Vitamin Shoppe in 1977.[5][10] In August 2019, Franchise Group, Inc announced the acquisition of The Vitamin Shoppe.[11][12][13]

In August 2020, The Vitamin Shoppe reported it has hired Laura Coffey as Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer.[14] Within this position, Ms. Coffey is in charge of Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting and Evaluation, Risk Control, Accounting, Internal phân tích và đo lường, Tax and Real Estate.[15]


The Vitamin Shoppe logo from 2001-2013

The Vitamin Shoppe's retail stores and online sites carry a line of nutritional supplements[16] with supplementary lines, such as FitFactor, NatureFuel, ProBio Care, plnt and the Bodytech brand of sports supplements.[17] In addition to tát their own brands, the company carries third-party lines, including professional and specialized lines.

A năm ngoái study, led by Dr. Pieter A. Cohen of Harvard, found that three supplements — JetFuel Superburn, JetFuel T-300 and MX-LS7 — sold at Vitamin Shoppe contained BMPEA.[18] In response, Vitamin Shoppe removed these products from shelves because the safety of these supplements were in question and may not comply with F.D.A. regulations.[19]


On January 19, 2007, independent laboratory found 32.8 micrograms of lead per daily serving in Vitamin Shoppe's "Especially for Women" multivitamin.[20] 15.3 micrograms is more phàn nàn ten times the amount of lead permitted without a warning label in California, the only state to tát regulate lead in supplements. The amount of lead found was found to tát cause cancer and death to tát 29 people nationwide. In the wake of extensive adverse truyền thông media coverage, Vitamin Shoppe withdrew the product, but in a statement made by CEO Tom Tolworthy denied it had any proof the vitamins were contaminated and asserted that, despite the high lead levels found in the Consumer Labs tests, its vitamins were manufactured in accordance with "good manufacturing practices."[21]

On June 15, 2011, Vitamin Shoppe's Ultimate Woman Gold multivitamin was tested by in their Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review of 38 of the leading multivitamin/multimineral products sold in the U.S. and Canada. This multivitamin passed ConsumerLab's test,[22] which included testing of selected index elements, their ability to tát disintegrate in solution per United States Pharmacopeia guidelines, lead contamination threshold mix in California Proposition 65, and meeting U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling requirements.[23]

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  3. ^ Chang, Sue. "Shares of Vitamin Shoppe rally as company names new CEO". Marketwatch. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  4. ^ Garcia, Tonya. "Vitamin Shoppe names Bill Wafford CFO". Marketwatch. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
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  12. ^ "Franchise Group Acquires Vitamin Shoppe | Mergr M&A Deal Summary". Retrieved September 28, 2022.
  13. ^ Thomas, Lauren (June 9, 2022). "Here's why Vitamin Shoppe's owner wants to tát buy Kohl's – and what could happen next". CNBC. Retrieved September 28, 2022.
  14. ^ NJBIZ (August trăng tròn, 2020). "Coffey in as The Vitamin Shoppe CFO". NJBIZ. Retrieved September 28, 2022.
  15. ^ "The Vitamin Shoppe® Appoints Laura Coffey as EVP, Chief Financial Officer". Cision quảng bá Newswire (Press release). August trăng tròn, 2020. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
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  17. ^ "The Vitamin Shoppe". The Healthy Living Coalition. Retrieved September 28, 2022.
  18. ^ O'Connor, Anahad (April 24, 2015). "F.D.A. Warns Supplement Makers of Stimulant Dangers". Well. Retrieved September 28, 2022.
  19. ^ O'Connor, Anahad (April 7, 2015). "Study Warns of Diet Supplement Dangers Kept Quiet by F.D.A." The Thủ đô New York Times. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  20. ^ Stenson, Jacqueline (January 19, 2007). "A Vitamin A Day May Do More Harm Than Good". NBC News.
  21. ^ Douaud, Clarisse (January 26, 2007), "Vitamin Shoppe Calls for Independent Testing Procedures",
  22. ^ Cooperman, Tod (June 15, 2011). "Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review - Main Review". ConsumerLab. Retrieved August 18, 2011.(subscription required)
  23. ^ Anderson, Mark (June 15, 2011). "Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review - Testing Method". ConsumerLab. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  • Vitamin Shoppe Company History. Funding Universe
  • New Vitamin Shoppe Leader. Thủ đô New York Times, June 22, 2001
  • Spinoff is unspun. Thủ đô New York Times, January 17, 2001

External links[edit]

  • Official website
    • Historical business data for The Vitamin Shoppe:
    • SEC filings