NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vitamin Shoppe announced that James Sander has joined the company as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Sander is reporting directly to CEO Tom Tolworthy. In this capacity, Mr. Sander will be responsible for Legal Affairs, the Corporate Secretary function, and Lease Administration.
"As the Nation's fastest growing specialty retailer of dietary supplements, it was important that we hire a general counsel with Jim's experience" said Tom Tolworthy, CEO of The Vitamin Shoppe. "Jim has a tremendous talent in the legal field and also has a strong background in the dietary supplement industry; we are excited to have him on board at The Vitamin Shoppe."
"The Vitamin Shoppe is clearly a leader in the health and wellness industry," said Sander. "I'm thrilled to be a part of this quality organization that is focused on helping consumers find the knowledge and products they want and deserve."
Prior to joining The Vitamin Shoppe, Mr. Sander was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Sharper Image Corporation. Before Sharper Image, Mr. Sander was in private practice with Holsworth Sander and Associates in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Sander was counsel for 17 years at GNC, General Nutrition Centers, most recently as the Senior Vice President - Law, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary.
Mr. Sander has his Juris Doctor Degree from the Duquesne University School of Law and a BA from Grove City College.
About Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc.
Vitamin Shoppe is a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products based in North Bergen, New Jersey. The company sells vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, herbs, sports nutrition formulas, homeopathic remedies, and other health and beauty aids to customers located primarily in the United States. The company carries national brand products as well as exclusive products under The Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, MD Select, and VS Basics proprietary brands. The Vitamin Shoppe conducts business through more than 380 company-owned retail stores, national mail order catalogs, and two websites, http://www.vitaminshoppe.com and http://www.Bodytech.com.
|SOURCE Vitamin Shoppe Industries, Inc.|
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