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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. 

2015 Performance

GPN delivered a strong performance in 2015. Revenues increased 6.7% to €923.1 million reflecting volume growth of 1.5%, the impact of acquisitions of 7.8% and a net pricing decline of 2.6%. EBITA increased 28.3% in the period and EBITA margins increased 250 basis points to 14.7%. the improvement in margins was driven by operating leverage, improved branded product mix and raw material price deflation. 

Outlook for 2016

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is expected to continue driving branded revenue growth from increased channel penetration and innovation. 


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