GNC - Ownership and Business Overview


GNC Ownership

Who owns GNC?

GNC is owned by Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding. It was acquired on September 1, 2020.

Was GNC formerly PE-backed?

Yes. GNC was formerly owned by 3 private investors.

GNC Business Overview

Where is GNC headquartered?

GNC is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

What sector is GNC in?

GNC is a retail company.

When was GNC founded?

GNC was founded in 1935.

Retail M&A Summary in 2020

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General Nutrition Centers, Inc.

300 Sixth Avenue ,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
United States,

GNC is the largest global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, with 4,200 retail locations in the United States and franchise operations in 48 international markets. GNC products include vitamins, minerals, and other wellness products. GNC was established in 1935 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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