As of Sep 30, 2015, the company operated 385 Vitamin World stores in the US, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and 1,071 stores (including 104 franchised stores) in Europe, mostly under the Holland & Barrett name, but also under the De Tuinen name in the Netherlands, the Nature's Way name in Ireland and the Essenza name in Belgium.

In fiscal 2015, the company opened 9 and closed 38 Vitamin World stores in the US, and opened 78 and closed 23 stores systemwide internationally.

All stores are leased, generally with initial terms of 5 to 15 years, and some contain renewal options.

Vitamin World stores are primarily located in regional and outlet malls and average approximately 1,250 square feet. Holland & Barrett stores average approximately 1,000 selling square feet, Nature's Way stores average approximately 900 selling square feet, GNC (UK) stores average approximately 800 selling square feet, De Tuinen stores average approximately 1,450 square feet and Essenza stores are an average of approximately 1,650 square feet.

TTM20152014201320122011
Stores1,3521,3521,3411,3221,2821,266
Store growth0.8%0.8%1.4%3.1%1.3%1.9%
Total gross square feet (M)1,8801,8801,8071,7601,6621,632
Total gross square feet growth4.0%4.0%2.7%5.9%1.8%2.9%
Avg store gross sq ft1,4001,4001,3001,3001,3001,300
Avg store gross sq ft growth3.2%3.2%1.2%2.7%0.6%1.0%

Notes:Only includes company-operated stores; excludes franchised stores internationally