Holland & Barrett

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"In 1920 Samuel Ryder started Heath and Heather: The Herb Specialists in St Albans. His name will long be remembered since it was he who presented the Ryder Cup golfing trophy. From one shop in St Albans his family business expanded to no less than 45 health food stores by the 1960s. The Heath and Heather chain was eventually bought out in 1968 and merged with some 30 Realfood shops which were re-named Holland & Barrett. Today the company has 500 health food shops in most towns. " [1]

"Holland & Barrett is Europe's leading retailer of Vitamins, Minerals and Herbal Supplements. Our stores are a familiar sight in almost every major city and town across the United Kingdom and Ireland, where we operate over 620 outlets." [2]

They were acquired by Booker Group plc in 1970, then acquired by Lloydspharmacy in 1992, and acquired by Nature's Bounty (NBTY) in 1997. NBTY was subsequently bought out by the Carlyle Group in 2010. The Carlyle Group also own General Nutrition Centers and Nature's Way. wiki

Brands include: Maximuscle, Precision Engineered, Good 'N Natural, Herbal Authority, Neals Yard Wholefoods, www.DeTuinen.nl, www.hollandandbarrett.ie

In 2017 Holland & Barrett was bought by L1 Retail, an investment fund run by Mikhail Fridman. [1]

  • CEO of Holland & Barrett's parent company NBTY Europe, Peter Aldis

Medical Advisory Board

Accessed February 2013: [3]


Web: http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/

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  1. National Association of Health Stores About, organizational web page, accessed February 23, 2013.
  2. Holland & Barrett About, organizational web page, accessed February 20, 2013.
  3. Holland & Barrett Medical Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed February 20, 2013.