GNC Holdings, LLC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness performance products, including protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink and other general merchandise. The company assortment features proprietary GNC and nationally recognized third party brands.

GNC operates more than 9,000 locations, of which 6,700 retail locations are in the United States (including 2,358 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in approximately 50 countries.

GNC Holdings, Inc. (also known as General Nutrition Centers and abbreviated GNC) is a company based in Harbin, China with an American office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Specializes in health and nutrition related products, including vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, diet, and energy products.

Type Private
Industry Retail
Founded 1935
Registered: 9/1/1936
Founder David Shakarian
Headquarters Harbin, China
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US)
Number of locations
4,800 (U.S. & Canada, 2020)[1]
1,957 (International, 2016)
Key people
Yichen Zhang, Chairman
Yong Kai Wong, Vice-chairman
Products Nutritional supplements
Revenue Decrease US$ 2.54 billion (2016)
Decrease US$ -172.95 million (2016)
Decrease US$ -286.25 million (2016)
Total assets Decrease US$ 2.07 billion (2016)
Total equity Decrease US$ -95.05 million (2016)
Number of employees
~16,800 (2016)
Parent Harbin Pharmaceutical Group