DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) - MusclePharm Corporation (OTCQB: MSLP), a nutritional supplement company focused on active lifestyles, is proud to announce it was given the 2012 GNC "Rising Star" vendor award by GNC in the sports category. The announcement was made by GNC on Friday, February 22, 2013 as part of the 2012 GNC Top Vendor Awards. GNC is the largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products in the U.S.
The GNC Rising Star award is given annually to an emerging brand that has demonstrated strong sales growth in a short time period. The winner has proven to fully support GNC customers in regards to favorable promotional activity and programs and show significant growth potential.
As part of the announcement, MusclePharm was characterized as "an outstanding vendor for GNC making many high quality products our customers love. They focus on products for active lifestyles and you can't miss their packaging with the unmistakable green dominating their section in GNC. Some of their popular products at GNC include Assault, Combat Powder, and Bullet Proof."
MusclePharm Founder & CEO, Brad Pyatt, stated, "It is a significant achievement to have been tapped by GNC as the 2012 'Rising Star' sports vendor. We greatly value our relationship with GNC and hope to see the volume of MusclePharm products sold by GNC continue to grow throughout 2013 and beyond."
Mr. Pyatt continued, "Over the past 3 years, we have experienced a substantial increase in year-over-year revenue -- growing from a sub $5 million company in 2010 to approximately $78 million in 2012. The MusclePharm brand has continued to gain momentum largely because we sell outstanding products that give our customers the results they are looking for."
ABOUT MUSCLEPHARM CORPORATION
MusclePharm is a healthy lifestyle company that develops and manufactures nutritional supplements that address active lifestyles, including muscle building, weight loss and maintaining general fitness through a daily nutritional supplement regimen. The products are formulated through a six-stage research process using the expertise of leading nutritional scientists. MusclePharm's products are sold to consumers in more than 110 countries and available in over 10,500 U.S. retail outlets, including Dick's Sporting Goods, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and Vitamin World. MusclePharm products also are sold through more than 100 online channels globally, including bodybuilding.com, amazon.com and vitacost.com. For more information, please visit http://musclepharm.com/.
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