Dr. Jan McBarron and her husband Duke Liberatore have sold Peachtree Natural Foods to Nutraceutical headquartered in Park City, Utah.
While McBarron would not disclose the price of the sale, she said the deal was “an offer we could not refuse.”
She said several companies in the past have tried to purchase the company, which has seven locations.
There are three stores in Columbus, one in Opelika, Ala., one in Phenix City, one in Snellville, Ga, and one in Peachtree City, Ga.
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Its website bills Nutraceutcial as “one of the nation’s largest manufacturers and marketers of quality branded nutritional supplements sold to health and natural food stores.”
The company was formed in 1993.
“It is a well respected company,” McBarron said of Nutraceutical.
She said the stores will stay open and the staffing is expected to stay intact,
Peachtree Natural Foods has been providing vitamins, supplements, natural remedies and organic foods for more than 20 years.
McBarron also said the nationally syndicated radio show “Duke and the Doctor” featuring McBarron and Liberatore will end on Jan. 31.
McBarron will continue to operate her Columbus medical practice Georgia Bariatrics. She said her husband will take a stronger interest in the Columbus Lions football team of which he is part owner.