Vitamin Shoppe acquires FDC Vitamins for $85M Vitamin Shoppe announced that it has purchased FDC Vitamins, doing business as Nutri-Force Nutrition, a contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals and supplements from MBF Healthcare Partners, and other minority holders. Nutri-Force is a current manufacturer for the company as well as for other domestic and international customers and distributors. The transaction was structured as a purchase of FDC Vitamins, equity by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vitamin Shoppe. The purchase price is approximately $85M which includes a $5M earn out based on 2014 financial performance. The purchase price will be paid with available cash. The acquisition of Nutri-Force is expected to be neutral to slightly accretive to 2014 EPS, excluding transaction and integration costs.