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Vitamin Shoppe reports Q4 comparable store sales up 5.2%

Sales growth in the quarter was driven by a 5.2% increase in comparable sales, growth from new stores, and, a 13.4% increase in ecommerce sales. Sales growth was partially offset by the impact of Superstorm Sandy which negatively impacted comparable sales by 1.6%. When compared with the same period in the prior year, 4Q12 had one less selling week.