Vitamin Shoppe to Add 175 Jobs in Virginia

Will lease space for a new distribution center

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    The Vitamin Shoppe Inc. is planning to open a distribution center in Hanover County, Va., creating nearly 175 jobs.

    Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that the New Jersey-based company will lease a yet-to-be-constructed building in Ashland for the operation. The project is estimated to be a commitment of $39.4 million.

    Officials say with the establishment of the distribution center, the Vitamin Shoppe will immediately become one of Ashland's largest employers.

    The company sells nutritional products through more than 550 company-owned retail stores, mail order and online.

    McDonnell approved a $200,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund for the project.