Authentic Brands Group (ABG), the owner of the Sports Illustrated brand, announced a strategic partnership with Sentia Wellness, a distributor of CBD-infused wellness products. Through this partnership, Sentia Wellness will develop, produce and distribute Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated Swim-branded CBD-infused topicals. A Limited-Edition Recovery Cream will debut this weekend, followed by a full rollout later this year.
“Sports Illustrated has been at the forefront of sports and culture for over 65 years and is a name that resonates with the athlete and fan in all of us,” said Daniel W. Dienst, vice chairman at ABG. “We are excited to partner with Sentia, a leader in the wellness industry, as we continue to expand the Sports Illustrated brand and create trusted, high-quality consumer products.”
“As we continue to develop products for active, health-conscious individuals who understand that there is so much more to sport than the game itself, it became clear that Sports Illustrated was the perfect brand to partner with,” said Amy McClintick, COO, licensed brands division of Sentia Wellness. “We are excited to see the initial response from consumers, and cannot wait for the full rollout of complementary products later this year.”
ABG’s portfolio of brands generates more than $10 billion in annual retail sales and includes Marilyn Monroe, Mini Marilyn, Elvis Presley, Muhammad Ali, Shaquille O’Neal, Sports Illustrated, Dr. J, Greg Norman, Neil Lane, Thalia, Nautica, Aéropostale, Juicy Couture, Vince Camuto, Herve Leger, Judith Leiber, Barneys New York, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Nine West, Frye, Jones New York, Louise et Cie, Sole Society, Enzo Angiolini, CC Corso Como, Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Adrienne Vittadini, Taryn Rose, Bandolino, Misook, 1.STATE, CeCe, Chaus, Spyder, Tretorn, Tapout, Prince, Volcom, Airwalk, Vision Street Wear, Above The Rim, Hind, Thomasville, Drexel and Henredon.
Photo courtesy Sentia Wellness