Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.NYSE
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  • Sep. 21, 2014, 4:40 AM
    • Barron's says Vitamin Shope (NYSE:VSI) could rally 20% or more as an aging population and a greater focus on health drive demand for supplements and vitamins.
    • VSI has increased same-store sales for the past 35 quarters, yet shares are -30% since Feb. 2013 over what some saw as overly aggressive growth tactics.
    • VSI is the No.2 U.S. retailer of nutritional products, behind GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC). Some think GNC may take a run at VSI, especially following recent news that CEO Tony Truesdale will retire next June.
    | Sep. 21, 2014, 4:40 AM | 6 Comments
  • Sep. 18, 2014, 4:08 PM
    • GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC) will consider its options after hearing from P-E firms, according to reports.
    • Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI) is also on the M&A radar with Reuters reporting a group of shareholders are pushing the company to look to sell itself.
    • One rather natural idea that's been bandied around for a while has been a GNC-VSI combination.
    • GNC +0.4% AH after a late-day spike to push shares up above $41. VSI was also a late bloomer on the day off the buzz.
    | Sep. 18, 2014, 4:08 PM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 11, 2014, 12:53 PM
    • GNC Holdings (GNC +5.6%) trades higher after Credit Suisse lifts the stock to an Outperform rating from Neutral.
    • The investment firm likes the potential for GNC and Vitamin Shoppe (VSI +6.2%) to merge and create synergies.
    | Aug. 11, 2014, 12:53 PM