Health franchise GNC opens first Irish store with Irish brands

The new Blackrock store will be home to over 140 brands, including a variety of Irish-owned brands and the GNC brand assortment.

Irish health brands including Fulfil Nutrition, Carraig Fhada Sea Vegetables, Ros Nutrition, Irish Botanica, and NUA Naturals are to be among the line-up in the first Irish store being opened in Blackrock by global health brand GNC.

GNC’s own branded products will be available exclusively for purchase in store, including its range of vitamins, supplements, herbs, weight management, and sports nutrition products.

“This launch represents more than just a single store opening. We see an exciting opportunity to expand further in this market through GNC franchising”

GNC, a trusted global retailer operating since 1935, provides high-quality, science-based products and solutions consumers need to Live Well. GNC currently operates in over 50 countries, with circa 4,000 stores globally.

Curated by experts

The new Blackrock location will offer a comprehensive range of industry-leading proprietary and third-party brands, thoughtfully developed, and curated by experts.

Products available will include vitamins, wellness supplements, herbs and greens, sports nutrition, weight management, beauty supplements, food and drink products.

“We are thrilled to open our first European corporate storefront today in Blackrock, Dublin,” said Cheri Mullen, senior vice-president and chief international officer at GNC.

“This launch represents more than just a single store opening. We see an exciting opportunity to expand further in this market through GNC franchising. This is an important step in GNC’s international expansion, as we continue to further our mission of ‘Living Well’ worldwide”  

“Coming into the Irish market, it was important for us to assemble our product offering to what is best suited to the needs of the community,” added Lorcan Grey, General Manager and Head of Finance at GNC Europe. 

“At GNC, our offering is rooted in quality, science and expertise, as we have been in the wellness market since 1935. We are proud to include such a fantastic selection of Irish brands in our store, as well as our own line of GNC products – these are companies whose ambitions match our own at GNC,  as we continue to provide our customers with solutions that allow them to Live Well.” 

Main image at top: Lorcan Grey and Cheri Mullen open the first GNC Irish store in Blackrock

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