Smart for Life Acquires Sports Illustrated Nutrition Trademark Rights
Rights Were Secured Pursuant to SMFL’s Acquisition of GSP Nutrition
MIAMI, Feb. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Smart for Life, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMFL), a leading developer, marketer, and manufacturer of nutritional and related products, today announced the rollout of its Sports Illustrated Nutrition brand pursuant to its acquisition of GSP Nutrition, Inc., as disclosed in the prospectus for the company’s recently closed initial public offering. The announcement was made by A.J. Cervantes, Jr., the Smart for Life Chairman.
The acquisition of GSP Nutrition, Inc. and the Sports Illustrated Nutrition brand was completed on December 6, 2021. The initial rollout of the Sports Illustration Nutrition product, marketed by the Company’s Nexus Offers’ division, has now commenced on a test market basis with full rollout anticipated within Q-1 2022.
About Smart for Life
Smart for Life is engaged in the development, marketing, manufacturing, acquisition, operation and sale of a broad spectrum of nutritional and related products with an emphasis on health and wellness. Structured as a global holding company, the Company is executing a buy-and-build strategy with serial accretive acquisitions creating a vertically integrated company with an objective of aggregating companies generating a minimum of $300 million in revenues within the next thirty-six months. To drive growth and earnings, Smart for Life is developing proprietary products as well as acquiring other profitable companies, encompassing brands, manufacturing and distribution channels. Additional information about the Company is available at: www.smartforlifecorp.com.
GSP Nutrition, Inc./Sports Illustrated Nutrition
GSP Nutrition is a sports nutrition company that offers nutritional supplements for athletes and active lifestyle consumers through a variety of wellness solutions and delivery methods, including powders, tablets and soft gels that are formulated to support energy and performance; nutrition and wellness; and focus and clarity. GSP’s initial line of nutritional products is marketed under the “Sports Illustrated Nutrition”™ brand.
The Sports Illustrated® brand is one of the most recognized brands in sports and athletics. The product line currently consists of Sports Illustrated Nutrition Whey Protein Isolate powder, tablet supplements for joint health, nitric oxide, post workout blends, Omega-3 supplements, and pre-workout supplements, among others.
The sports nutrition market has grown significantly in recent years. A variety of factors have contributed to the scope of the sports nutrition market growing to also encompass professionally committed and more casual athletes, as well as fitness, wellness, and active lifestyle-oriented consumers. A leading factor contributing to the “mainstreaming” of the sports nutrition market has been the overall aging of the population. There has been a growing societal appreciation for the importance of regular exercise, active lifestyles and healthier eating to overall health and wellness. www.sportsillustratednutrition.com
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