Science in Sport Plc - Launch of New PhD Website

Science in Sport plc, the premium performance nutrition company serving elite athletes, sports enthusiasts and the gym lifestyle community, announces the launch of PhD's new website, www.phd.com.

PhD, a premium protein brand, was acquired by Science in Sport in December 2018, doubling the size of the Group. The launch of the new website is part of a strategic plan to drive PhD's online growth through significantly improving the performance, customer engagement and sales conversion rates of its website.

The new website, which includes extensive product information, training blogs and other resources, is based on the Magento 2 e-commerce platform also used by the SiS brand's website, www.scienceinsport.com. The PhD site has been designed to replicate the performance characteristics of the SiS site, which has impressive customer conversion. 

Strengthening PhD's digital capabilities forms part of the Group's wider integration and optimisation plan for PhD with other key priorities for 2019 including the integration of PhD powder packaging into the Group's manufacturing site in Nelson, Lancashire.

In addition to online sales via its own website, PhD products are sold through multiple retail channels, both traditional and online, in more than 45 countries worldwide.

Stephen Moon, Science in Sport's Chief Executive Officer, said:

"The commercial strategy for our two brands, PhD and SiS, is multi-channel with sales from our brand websites complementing sales through key channels including major supermarkets, high street chains and specialist retailers and e-tailers.

"The launch of the new PhD website is focused on driving sales through the site and also to provide an online resource of PhD product information. We continue to be excited by our recent acquisition of PhD, which is performing in line with expectations."