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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.


The global performance nutrition market, at retail selling price, is approximately $10.1 billion with the USA accounting for 63%, and other international markets accounting for 37%. We estimate our global market share in terms of branded revenue is in the region of 12%. All regions continue to exhibit good growth, sustaining the positive momentum of recent years. There are stronger growth rates in the less mature markets, where per capita consumption of sports nutrition products continues to grow off a low base. Globally, powders are the single biggest sports nutrition format and are our core format offering. We are also continuing to broaden our range into Ready-to-Drink (RTD) beverages, bars and supplements. Energy is one of the fastest growing categories while protein is a gateway product into performance nutrition usage. Protein is the largest category with statistically four out of ten people striving to include more protein in their diets.

While GPN’s footprint is in the USA, we have invested significantly in recent years to expand our international presence. GPN has an unrivalled global infrastructure with 1.3 million square feet of facilities, over 1,600 people worldwide, an in-market presence in 23 countries worldwide and products available in over 100 countries.

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At a glance

€923.1 million

€135.6 million





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© Glanbia plc 2017. All rights reserved