Bonne Santé Group becomes Smart for Life

Nutraceutical company rebrands based on recent acquisition.
Dan Ochwat
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Bonne Santé Group is rebranding to Smart for Life Inc.

The name change comes a week after Bonne Santé Group, a global nutraceutical company with a private label and contract manufacturing arm, acquired the company behind the Smart for Life brand. Bonne Santé Group acquired Doctors Scientific Organica, an international food supplements company, completing an equity and debt financing that totaled $11 million, with four funds providing the equity financing.

Under the new Smart for Life name, there will be multiple companies operating under its holding company structure, including the recently acquired Doctors Scientific Organica, located in Riviera Beach, Fla. 

Doctors Scientific Organica operates a 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and markets a broad array of nutritional food products including the Smart for Life brand with customers that include Costco, Publix and Walmart. Bonne Santé Group could potentially be enhancing its private label operations via the acquisition, too.

"While the Bonne Santé name reflected the spirit of the company with Bonne Santé meaning 'to good health,' we believe that the Smart for Life name even better reflects who we are and what the company is," said A.J. Cervantes, chairman of Bonne Santé. "Smart for Life is the guiding spirit of everything that we do."

Bonne Santé Group is based out of Miami and includes Bonne Santé Natural Manufacturing, operating from an FDA-registered, 22,000 sq. ft. facility where it manufactures an extensive line of nutraceutical products, including store brand versions, with a wide range of delivery methods. 

"At Smart for Life we are committed to building a vertically integrated global manufacturing and marketing company with quality focused nutraceutical products. To achieve that goal, we have proprietary state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities and dedicated employees who support our mission," said Ryan Zackon, Smart for Life's CEO. "My vision is simple: creating a high growth company through the execution of a highly proactive M&A strategy with a dedication to good health. The name Smart for Life embodies that vision."