Kiaro Announces Exclusive Wholesale Distribution Agreement with Rubicon Organics in Saskatchewan
February 11, 2021
Vancouver, British Columbia – February 11, 2021 – Kiaro Holdings Corp. (TSXV: KO) (“Kiaro” or the “Company”), an omni-channel cannabis retailer and distributor, is pleased to announce that the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, National Cannabis Distribution (“NCD”), has entered into an Exclusive Reseller Agreement with Rubicon Organics (TSXV:ROMJ) (“Rubicon”) for the exclusive wholesale distribution rights in Saskatchewan. The six month agreement is a notable step towards getting premium, certified organic cannabis into the hands of the consumer in the Province of Saskatchewan. With NCD servicing over 60% of the licensed retailers in Saskatchewan, Kiaro continues to successfully differentiate itself from the competition by providing outstanding brands and expertly curated products to its current and future retailers.
“As we kick-off the new financial year that started February 1, 2021, this agreement with Rubicon Organics demonstrates the continued execution of our strategic plan for fiscal year 2022. We are thrilled to be able to offer such high quality, certified organic cannabis to all our serviced retailers in Saskatchewan and we look forward to a robust and continued relationship with Rubicon,” stated Daniel Petrov, Chief Executive Officer of Kiaro.
Rubicon Organics Inc.
Rubicon Organics Inc. is becoming the global brand leader in organic cannabis products. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Rubicon Holdings Corp, a licensed producer, the Company cultivates, processes and sells organic certified, sustainably produced cannabis products from its state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse located in Delta, BC, Canada. Rubicon Organics is focused on achieving industry leading profitability through a focus on innovation and the development of brands and cannabis 2.0 products, including its flagship brand Simply Bare™ Organic and its concentrate brand LAB THEORY™.
Kiaro Holdings Corp.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Kiaro is an independent, omni-channel cannabis retailer and distributor. Through existing storefronts across British Columbia and Saskatchewan, a wholesale distribution division servicing Saskatchewan, and plans for national expansion, Kiaro is driven to introduce new and experienced consumers to a lifelong exploration of cannabis. With more than 40 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.
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