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Number of franchises
$ 12 000*
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Foundatoin year: 1935
Year of franchising: 1988
Franchise units: 661
Total number of units:
Number of employees per unit: 3-4
Contract period: 60 month
GNC Holdings Inc. (General Nutrition Centers) is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based American company selling health and nutrition related products, including vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, diet, and energy products.
In 1935, David Shakarian opened a small health food store, Lackzoom, in downtown Pittsburgh. During the health food craze of the 1960s, Shakarian expanded his chain outside Pittsburgh for the first time, and in the process changed its name to General Nutrition Center.
GNC has more than 6,000 stores in the U.S., including 1,100 store-within-a-store locations within Rite Aid, as well as locations in 49 other countries. In addition, GNC LiveWell currently has 41 Stores located in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne in Australia. GNC retail stores are a combination of corporate-owned and franchised stores, commonly located within urban shopping malls and shopping zones.
On-The-Job Training: 80 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours
Additional Training: At corporate store
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