August 16, 2006, 12:00 AM

Web sales are up 11% for NBTY in Q3

E-commerce sales for nutritional supplement manufacturer and marketer NBTY rose 11% in the third quarter while total sales rose by 8.3%. E-commerce revenue totaled $16.3 million, up from $14.7 million in Q3 2005.

E-commerce sales for NBTY Inc. rose 11% in the third quarter while total sales rose by 8.3%.

For the quarter e-commerce revenue totaled $16.3 million, up from $14.7 million in Q3 2005. At the same time total sales in Q3 rose to $457.3 million from $439 million in the same quarter the previous year.

The web represented 3% of total sales in the third quarter and the same in Q3 2005. The average order for NBTY, No. 137 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide to Retail Web Sites , increased to $77 from $69.

NBTY is a marketer and distributor of a broad line of nutritional supplements in the U.S. and overseas. The company’s brands include Nature`s Bounty, Vitamin World, Puritan`s Pride, Holland & Barrett, Rexall, Sundown, MET-Rx, WORLDWIDE Sport Nutrition, American Health, GNC (UK), DeTuinen, LeNaturiste, SISU and Solgar.

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