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Highlight of Business Operations: Net sales for the Wholesale/US Nutrition segment increased $38,430 or 9.7% to $434,592 for the three months ended June 30, 2010. This increase was attributable to the following:
Net sales from our major brands increased $13,381. Some of the major brands in this segment include Nature's Bounty®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Sundown® and Ester-C®. Net sales from our sports nutrition brands (such as WORLDWIDE Sport Nutrition®, Pure Protein® and Met-Rx®) increased $12,801. Higher net sales of domestic private label products, which increased $6,184. This increase is attributable to higher sales volume. Wholesale net sales to international customers increased $5,050. We continue to adjust shelf space allocation among our wholesale brands to provide the best overall product mix and to respond to changing market conditions. These efforts have helped to strengthen US Nutrition's position in the mass marketplace. Wholesale/US Nutrition continues to leverage valuable consumer sales information obtained from our Vitamin World retail stores and Puritan's Pride Direct Response/E-Commerce operations in order to provide its mass-market customers with data and analyses to drive mass market sales.
Product returns were $5,700 or 1.1% of sales for the three months ended June 30, 2010 as compared to $7,982 or 1.8% of sales for the prior comparable period. We expect returns relating to normal operations to trend between 1% to 2% of Wholesale/US Nutrition sales in future quarters.
Net sales for this segment increased $1,320 or 2.6% to $52,543 for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Sales for stores open more than one year (same store sales) increased 1.6%, representing $811 of the overall increase.
Net sales for this segment increased $758 or 0.5% to $152,051 for the three months ended June 30, 2010. In local currency, same store sales increased 1.2% and total net sales increased 4.8% from the prior like period.
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