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NBTY ups shipments to GNC

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

NBTY is in the process of "dropping more new products into GNC" stores as the firm completes changes to the recently acquired Rexall MET-Rx sports nutrition brand product mix and labeling, Chairman & CEO Scott Rudolph says in Jan. 22 earnings call (1"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 17, 2003, p. 10). CFO Harvey Kamil adds that NBTY plans to double the run rate of its fast-selling low carb offerings - CarbWise and CarbSolutions - over the next 12 months. The vertically integrated supplement manufacturer reports a 60% increase in revenue to $385.1 mil. and a net income rise of 24% to $23.6 mil. in the first quarter ended Dec. 31. US Nutrition wholesale division leads NBTY business units with 142% sales growth to $179.2 mil., in part due to strong sales from Nature's Bounty, Osteo-Bi-Flex and Sundown brands...

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