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Army base in Germany opens exchange sports nutrition shop

A TV display reviews the products available at the new Sports and Nutrition Shop inside the main exchange at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

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By MARTIN EGNASH | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 24, 2018

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – The post exchange opened a sports nutrition shop inside its main store at Grafenwoehr on Friday, one of more than 30 that the service plans to set up around the world this year.

The new department within the exchange brings together many items previously displayed in different parts of the store, Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials said.

The shop also stocks several brands of pre-workout powders, protein powders and vitamins not sold before at the exchanges.

Other products not previously available include various protein-enriched foods, such as cookies, popcorn and potato chips.

Because the shops are located within the stores, they will not compete alongside GNC, a nutritional supplement chain that has outlets at some bases.

The exchange nutrition shop has a different variety than GNC stores and includes more types of foods.

To make room for the shop, the exchange in Grafenwoehr reduced the size of the book section and rearranged the department where cellphones were previously sold.

Other exchanges will make room for the new shops in their own way, exchange officials said.

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A product display includes instructions for specialty supplements at the new Sports and Nutrition Shop inside the main exchange at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.
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