PITTSBURGH, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SDC Nutrition, Inc., a health supplement manufacturing and brand marketing company specializing in sports nutrition and health and wellness supplements announced their expansion into Brazil. SDC Nutrition said it is building on an existing relationship with former CEO of GNC Brazil, Juan Alonso, to market and distribute its sports nutrition brands in Latin America. SDC Brazil is based in Rio de Janeiro and Juan Alonso is the Managing Director.
Alonso has over 24 years in retail and management experiences as Director of Operation with Walmart, Inc (Mexico, Brazil & Argentina), CEO Casa Saba Brazil, CEO of Drogasmil and Farmalife drug stores chain in Brazil and CEO at GNC Live Well Brazil. He will lead a professional team dedicated to the growth of SDC Nutrition in Brazil.
Throughout 2015, SDC Nutrition has gained significant market presence in Latin American pharmacies and retailers and according to SDC's CEO, phase two of their plan is now underway.
"Latin America, and specifically Brazil, represents one of the biggest opportunities for SDC Nutrition, outside of the U.S. With the sports nutrition market expected to grow at almost 20% per year in Brazil through 2020 we didn't simply want to be another U.S. company exporting products to Brazil. Instead, we feel we can capitalize on the opportunities, and increase shareholder value, by opening offices overseas and putting people on the ground to grow our brands," says CEO, Sean Marszalek.
"Taking advantage of the expected growth of the sport nutrition market in Brazil for the next 5 years, it is a great opportunity to bring high quality products in compliance with all the regulations from Anvisa to satisfy the demand of a sophisticated customer base that is demanding better products for their needs," says SDC Brazil Managing Director, Juan Alonso.
In addition, SDC Nutrition, led by International Vice President Jaime Tavarez, recently launched three of their brands with Walgreens Boots Alliance in approximately 400 pharmacy locations in Chile. The partnership marks only the beginning for SDC and the global pharmacy retail chain.
About SDC Nutrition
SDC Nutrition, Inc. is a health supplement manufacturing company specializing in powdered sports nutrition products. SDC Nutrition's flagship Brand, About Time, is sold in over 2,000 retailers around the world. In addition, they continue to expand their brand offerings to meet the needs of different consumer lifestyles as well as contract manufacture for over 25 companies around the world. More information can be found at www.TryAboutTime.com or www.AboutTime.com.br
SOURCE SDC Nutrition, Inc.