Vitamin Shoppe proposed acquisition of Super Supplements delayed

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe's proposed acquisition of Super Supplements has been delayed, the company recently announced. According to the company, the Federal Trade Commission had notified VSI that it is conducting an investigation into the planned acquisition, noting that the investigation will extend beyond Dec. 31, 2012.

In light of the investigation, VSI and Super Supplements have agreed to extend the outside date for consummation of the transaction from Dec. 31, 2012 to March 1, 2013, and are cooperating with the FTC in its investigation, the companies stated.

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