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General Nutrition Companies Inc was founded 65 years ago in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on the premise that Americans wanted to maintain control over their health David Shakirian founded the company In 1935 he launched a dream of his by establishing a little health food store in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania He called it Lackzoom The products that were offered at his store included yogurt and healthy foods such as honey grains and healthy sandwiches The concept of being a health store and serving health food was thought to be a fad that would soon pass over back then To the surprise of many of Shakarians critics many people embraced Lackzoom David and his store came a long way from its first days receipts of 35 dollars to open a second store six months later Since those first two stores Lackzoom which is now GNC has grown to be the largest manufacturer of vitamins and mineral supplements in the United States 1998 Annual ReportGeneral Nutrition Companies Inc collectively with its subsidiaries is the only nationwide specialty retailer of vitamin and mineral supplements sports nutrition products and herbs and is also a leading provider of personal care and other health-related products The products were sold through 3757 General Nutrition Centers 2531 of which were owned and operated by the company and the other 1226 stores were franchised Much of the growth of GNC has occurred in the last 7 years Since 1992 the Company has opened or acquired in the United States 2593 new GNC stores SEC 10k form The companys initial growth was through company-owned stores located primarily in regional malls Many of the stores that were created in the past 7 years have been franchises This franchise initiative has enabled GNC to expand into secondary locations as well as International markets It appears that there is no end to the growth of GNC At a Franchising meeting on February 61999 GNC awarded and agreed to open an additional
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