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jumped 3.4% in its first day of trading on Friday after it priced its initial public offering in-line with expectations.

The retailer, which sells wellness and nutrition products at 7,200 stores and online, sold 22.5 million shares at $16 each, for a deal valued at $360 million.

In 2010, GNC earned $97 million on revenue of $1.82 billion.

GNC competes directly with publicly traded

Vitamin Shoppe

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, which completed its IPO in October 2009.

Already this year the retail sector has seen IPOs from designer

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and men's apparel maker,

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is expected to issue its own public offering, which could be worth up to $800 million, this year.

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