Global Performance Nutrition

Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Our Business Global Performance Nutrition

Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) is the number one global performance nutrition brand portfolio comprising Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, thinkThin, Nutramino, ABB and trusource, each with its own brand essence.

Our mission is to inspire consumers everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals. We produce the full range of performance nutrition products with broad consumer appeal, and we are the market leader in innovation and new product development. 

Where you will find our products

Whether it's a protein smoothie in the morning, a pre-workout energy drink, a post work-out protein shake to repair and build muscle, or an on-the-go protein bar, professional athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts all over the world reply on GPN products for their nutritional needs. 

2016 Performance

Glanbia Performance Nutrition (‘GPN’) delivered a strong performance in 2016 delivering EBITA of €162.6 million which was a 20.0% increase on the prior year. Revenues increased by 9.7% reflecting a volume increase of 5.0% and a contribution of 9.5% from the acquisition of thinkThin. This was offset by a net price decline of 4.8%. Margins increased by 130 basis points versus the prior year to 16.1%. Volume growth was broad based across all geographic regions with like‐for‐like branded volume growth of 6.1%. Overall like‐for‐like branded revenue growth was 2.6% with volume growth offset by price declines as a result of the increased promotional environment in 2016. Core performance nutrition consumers continue to drive growth globally with GPN augmenting this through innovation which targets new formats and consumers in existing and new channels. The thinkThin acquisition performed well in 2016 with growth achieved through market share and distribution gains. GPN margin increase was as a result of raw material price deflation and improved product mix, as contract sales as a proportion of total GPN sales declined further in 2016.


Innovation - Our Business

GPN continues to innovate and renovate its portfolio based on consumer and category insights, driving brand equity and shaping the sector by opening up new consumer benefits and growth opportunities There were a number of exciting developments in 2014 including:

  • Expanding Optimum Nutrition’s (ON) flagship Gold Standard brand into a new category with the launch of Gold Standard Pre-Workout, which addresses consumer needs for optimal energy, focus and endurance;
  • Creating new protein occasions with the launch of ON Protein Energy; and the launch of the next generation of BSN’s N.O.-XPLODETM pre-workout supplement, which represented its first synchronised global product launch; and
  • Convenient ready-to-drink formats for products.


Innovation through insights delivers bigger, better global products, new categories and extension of hero products which leverage their brand promise and consumer loyalty.

Learn more about our approach to innovation here.

At a glance

€923.1 million

€135.6 million





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© Glanbia plc 2017. All rights reserved

© Glanbia plc 2017. All rights reserved