Vitamin Shoppe sold to Bear, Stearns

Private equity player J.P. Morgan Partners sold off $260 million cataloger/retailer Vitamin Shoppe Industries to a private equity group from New York-based Bear, Stearns & Co. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Vitamin Shoppe operates 120 stores, mostly on the East Coast. Its goal is to have 500 stores in five years. Despite a tough market for vitamins, Bears, Stearns sees heavy potential for Vitamin Shoppe, since its growth has reportedly outpaced that of competitors.

Partner Content

3 Critical Components to Achieving the Perfect Order - NetSuite
Explore the 3 critical components to delivering the perfect order.
Streamlining Unified Commerce Complexity - NetSuite
Explore how consolidating multiple systems through a cloud-based commerce platform provides a seamless experience for both you, and your customer.
Build the Foundation for Great Customer Experiences - NetSuite
Understand how consistent, timely, relevant and personalized experiences are enabled by having the right technology foundation in place.
Strategies for Maximizing Mobile Point-of-Sale Technology - NetSuite
Learn the top five innovative ways to utilize your mobile POS technology to drive customer engagement, increase sales and elevate your brand.