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LEAMINGTON, ON , Aug. 21, 2018 /CNW/ – Aphria Inc. (TSX: APH and US OTC: APHQF) announced that it has entered in a supply agreement with the Ontario Cannabis Store to provide branded cannabis products for sale online in Ontario’s adult-use market. Adult-use consumers will have an extensive selection Ontario and B.C.-grown cannabis from across the Company’s portfolio of adult-use brands.
“We are thrilled that the OCS has selected such an extensive range of adult-use products from our carefully curated and thoughtfully developed portfolio of brands,” said Jakob Ripshtein, Chief Commercial Officer at Aphria. “Adult-use consumers will have the opportunity to discover our brands through OCS’s online platform starting on October 17 including Solei, sustainably grown in Ontario, our premium B.C.-bud from Broken Coast, and several other Ontario -grown brands soon to be revealed. Each of our brands have been carefully developed to meet the needs and interests of distinct consumer segments.
Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company will supply 59 SKU’s of cannabis and cannabis derivative products in the first year of the agreement. The range of products will be available for sale online through the OCS.
“We are eager to continue working with the Ontario Government as it considers the appropriate model and guidelines for private retail stores across the province,” continued Ripshtein. We are confident that whatever the system Aphria will be fully engaged in meeting the anticipated demand of Ontario consumers and that all our brands will be fully represented across all available channels.” added Vic Neufeld , Chief Executive Office of Aphria: “The agreement with OCS is an important piece of the puzzle as we get closer to legalization in Canada . Aphria is not only ready for October 17 , but we’re also getting ready for the long-term evolution of the industry. We’re actively planning for new product categories and product innovations, with a focus on understanding consumer behaviour and preferences, to ensure we’re leading where the market is going.”