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Vitamin Shoppe Announces Record Second Quarter 2012 Results

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Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI), a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products, today announced preliminary results for its fiscal second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Net sales in fiscal second quarter 2012 advanced 13.4% while operating income rose 35.9%. During the period, the company reported fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.55; up from $0.40 in fiscal second quarter 2011.

Tony Truesdale, Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented, "I am very pleased with our strong second quarter results. Our top line growth was driven by continued strong retail performance with positive comparable store sales and solid e-commerce sales. The strength of our sales performance is supported by disciplined merchandising, knowledgeable Health Enthusiasts and superior execution."

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