NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vitamin Shoppe, a leading multi-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products, has announced that on August 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time, the Vitamin Shoppe stores across America will host a free "Share the Health" Expo. The first 50 customers in each store will receive a goodie bag with a selection of free samples including; Oxylent Multi -Vitamin packets, CalNaturale Svelte, SuperDrive Fruit Punch, Nuun tab Assortment:Tri Berry Drink tabs and Hemp Hearts. (One bag per customer, please.) The Vitamin Shoppe stores will also showcase various local health and wellness partners at the stores during the day to talk with customers, display new products and sample new items. Contact your local Vitamin Shoppe store to learn more about the specific partners and times for the "Share the Health" Expo in your neighborhood. "The summer is a great time to take a look at your wellness goals and make adjustments where needed," said Doug Henson, Senior Vice President of Retail Operations for the Vitamin Shoppe. "By participating in the free 'Share the Health' Expo, customers can learn about new products, enhance their knowledge about wellness while local organizations have an opportunity to make a difference in the health and wellness lifestyle of their local communities." About Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE:VSI)Vitamin Shoppe is a leading multi-channel specialty retailer of nutritional products based in North Bergen, New Jersey. In its stores and on its website, the company carries one of the most comprehensive retail assortments in the industry, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition , homeopathic remedies, green living products, and beauty aids. In addition to offering 600 national brands, the Vitamin Shoppe also exclusively carries products under the Vitamin Shoppe, BodyTech, True Athlete and MyTrition brands. The Vitamin Shoppe conducts business through more than 630 company-operated retail stores and through its website; www.VitaminShoppe.com. The company also operates 31 stores in the Pacific Northwest under the Super Supplements name. Follow The Vitamin Shoppe on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/THEVITAMINSHOPPE and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VitaminShoppe.