GNC Honors both IMAGE SPORTS and PRO-NUTRA with 2013 Rising Star Awards

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IMAGE SPORTS and PRO-NUTRA are sister lines to the nationwide powerhouse BPI SPORTS.


IMAGE SPORTS was honored with the award in the Sports category and PRO-NUTRA in the Wellness category.

IMAGE SPORTS and PRO-NUTRA, sister lines to nationwide powerhouse BPI Sports, were both awarded with GNC's 2013 Rising Star Award. The Rising Star Award identifies a brand or product that is relatively new to GNC stores and demonstrates outstanding sales growth within the year. IMAGE SPORTS was honored with the award in the Sports category and PRO-NUTRA in the Wellness category. BPI partnered with GNC in September 2011 and has since set a growth track not easily rivaled.

"We are honored to be presented with such a prestigious award," stated James Grage, Vice President of BPI Sports. "Our company continues to grow exponentially from year to year. We couldn't have done it without the help of our partners at GNC, especially Brian Cavanaugh, Vice President of Sports Nutrition, Vincent Mariani, Vice President of Merchandising, and Tom Dowd, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer & General Manager. We are very grateful for this unique partnership and expect nothing but ongoing success. GNC is the number one retail giant in the nutrition industry, making this the perfect home for all our brands.”

In less than two years, IMAGE has set the standard as the fastest growing brand nationwide. Its continued success and growth has established itself as a force to be reckoned with. IMAGE SPORTS is the Premiere, High-End, Exclusive brand. Designed and tested to provide performance based solutions for all Bodybuilding, Athletic, and Fitness goals alike. IMAGE SPORTS incorporates the absolute finest ingredients combined with upper echelon of expertise that spotlights the brand for the educated consumer.

When the line initially launched in the winter of 2012, it began with just four core products. Growing at a rapid rate, IMAGE has since expanded to a line of nearly 20 products, including Pro Grade Weight Loss Whey Premium Whey Powder, 4D PUMP™ Pre-Workout Muscle Formula, and VEIN™ Muscle Fullness Response. These products cover all major sports nutrition supplement categories from Pre-Workout, to Fat Burner, to Testosterone Booster, to Recovery.

PRO-NUTRA got its start just one year ago as a GNC exclusive wellness line and remains a force to be reckoned with to this very day. Health-conscious people turn to PRO-NUTRA for results. Built exclusively on meticulous planning, strong research and all-natural ingredients, PRO-NUTRA represents a premier, high-end, diet and energy line that provides the "Look Better, Feel Better - Now" approach. Look for PRO-NUTRA's upcoming FIT 15™ protein to begin hitting GNC shelves in March 2014.

The PRO-NUTRA line of supplements support overall well-being and weight loss and fall under the diet and energy category, with products including Fit 15™ Body Sculpting Protein, ROCKET™ Extreme Calorie Burning Powder, and Garcinia Ultra Concentrated Appetite Support Formula.

About BPI Sports
Headquartered in Hollywood, Fla., BPI is the fastest growing Sports Nutrition company, both domestic and abroad, with products in popular categories such as weight loss, muscle building and athletic performance. For more information on BPI SPORTS, please visit or on facebook at

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