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Nutritional Giant GNC Extends Agreement with Fitness E-Commerce Outsource Solution Provider Pierpoint-Martin.

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, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2004

Leading e-commerce software solution and outsource solution provider Pierpoint-Martin (, today announced that it was again selected by General Nutrition Corp. (GNC GNC General Nutrition Centers
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) to continue e-commerce services.

"I believe GNC's continuation of the agreement speaks for itself, and as I stated in a release nearly 3 years ago -- 'As the largest specialty retailer of nutritional supplements Nutritional Supplements Definition

Nutritional supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbs, meal supplements, sports nutrition products, natural food supplements, and other related products used to boost the nutritional content of the diet.
, GNC clearly has the resources to build their e-commerce operations in-house,'" said Pierpoint-Martin CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  Ed Gaut. "With our existing infrastructure, technology and experience to maximize their online business, we're delighted with their decision of again selecting Pierpoint-Martin to build and maintain the site."

Pierpoint-Martin was recently named one of its cities "most innovative tech companies" by CityLine Business Magazine and has plans of further expansion by year's end.


Pierpoint-Martin ( is a business technology provider, software solution provider, and an e-commerce outsource solution provider. Founded in 1993, Pierpoint-Martin provides technology and services for e-commerce, accounting, inventory management, fulfillment, transaction processing Updating the appropriate database records as soon as a transaction (order, payment, etc.) is entered into the computer. It may also imply that confirmations are sent at the same time.

Transaction processing systems are the backbone of an organization because they update constantly.
, and customer relationship management for a variety of public and private organizations including: global communications technology provider ARRIS ar·ris  
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 International Inc., placement firm TekDrive Inc., global nutritional supplement retailer General Nutrition Corp. (GNC), Online Fitness Superstore --, the California State Lottery A game of chance operated by a state government.

Generally a lottery offers a person the chance to win a prize in exchange for something of lesser value. Most lotteries offer a large cash prize, and the chance to win the cash prize is typically available for one dollar.
 and the International Sports Sciences Association.

About General Nutrition Corp.

GNC, based in Pittsburgh, is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional supplements, which includes vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements, sports nutrition products, diet and energy products and specialty supplements. GNC operates more than 5,000 retail locations throughout the United States, including over 1,300 domestic franchise locations, and locations in 35 foreign markets including Canada and Mexico.
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Date:May 13, 2004
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