Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kiaro is an independent, omni-channel cannabis retailer and distributor. Through existing storefronts across British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario, a wholesale distribution division servicing Saskatchewan, ecommerce sites in Canada, the US and Australia, and plans for continued national expansion, Kiaro is driven to introduce new and experienced consumers to a lifelong exploration of cannabis. With more than 50 years of collective retail-focused experience, Kiaro’s leadership team has a proven track record of growing retail brands across North America and plans to open multiple retail locations nationwide over the coming years.
Kiaro’s name derives from the Italian word chiaroscuro, meaning “to emerge from the darkness into light” – a nod to the new era of cannabis legalization. Through its stores and e-commerce platform, Kiaro offers a customized omni-channel cannabis experience that is inviting, convenient and appealing, allowing consumers with varying degrees of familiarity to choose safe and reputable products. Kiaro values authentic community integration over corporate conformity. Every store developed under the brand is customized to weave into the fabric of the community it exists within, and a portion of development costs are allocated to community initiatives. Kiaro engages local artists for community-inspired artwork to hang in each shop, with an aim to promote acceptance, relatability and a welcoming experience.