GNC To Close Up To 900 Stores

GNC plans to close up to 900 stores as part of what company officials are calling their continued “store optimization effort.” Company chief financial officer Tricia Tolivar says, “I think it could be likely that we’ll reduce our mall count by a nearly half.” There are currently more than 800 mall stores and that number is expected to be reduced to around 400 over the next three years as leases expire and are not renewed. In the first half of this year nearly 200 stores have already closed. There are 2 GNC stores in Sonoma County.