CALGARY , July 23, 2019 /CNW/ – High Tide Inc. (“High Tide” or the “Company”) (CSE:HITI) (OTCQB:HITIF) (Frankfurt: 2LY) Alberta -based, retail-focused cannabis corporation enhanced by the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products, today announced that it recently signed a 5-year lease, with an option to extend the term, for a warehouse approximately 25,000 square feet in size at Unit #145, 6255 North Hollywood Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada (the “Nevada Warehouse”) and has begun to develop it as the Company’s primary storage and distribution hub in the United States (the “US”). The Nevada Warehouse is a major strategic initiative for High Tide as it facilitates the expansion of its wholesale segment, including over 4,300 SKUs in the RGR Canada and Famous Brandz product catalogues, while providing a location from which to ship orders placed by the thousands of US customers who shop on the Grasscity e-commerce website and enabling the Company to pursue the sale of hemp-derived cannabidiol (“CBD”) products in the US and other international markets.
The Nevada Warehouse will be used to optimize the Company’s global operations and will offer a cash-and-carry service for local customers while also housing a local sales team to target the large US market with a product showroom on site. “The growth of RGR Canada’s proprietary array of smoking accessories, the attractiveness of Famous Brandz’s licensed products, the acquisition of Grasscity in 2018 and the explosive growth of the CBD products market all provide a clear opportunity to add significant value to our company,” said Raj Grover, President and Chief Executive Officer of High Tide. “Establishing a warehouse to store and distribute smoking accessories, cannabis lifestyle items and CBD products in Nevada is a natural next step for High Tide since the Las Vegas area is also home to the highest number of smoke shops per capita in North America ,” added Mr. Grover. High Tide expects to take delivery of inventory at the Nevada Warehouse in the next 60 days, with operations and sales efforts beginning shortly thereafter.
About High Tide Inc.
High Tide Inc. (“High Tide” or the “Company”) (CSE:HITI) (OTCQB:HITIF) (Frankfurt: 2LY) is an Alberta -based, retail-focused cannabis corporation enhanced by the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products. It is a vertically-integrated company in the Canadian cannabis market, with portfolio subsidiaries including RGR Canada Inc., Famous Brandz Inc., Kush West Distribution Inc., Smoker’s Corner Ltd., Grasscity.com, Canna Cabana Inc. and the majority of KushBar Inc. High Tide’s strategy as a parent company is to extend and strengthen its integrated value chain, while providing a complete customer experience and maximizing shareholder value. Key industry investors in High Tide include Aphria Inc. (APHA.TO) (APHA), Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) (ACB.TO) and FSD Pharma Inc. (CSE: HUGE) (FSDDF) (0K9.F).
Representing the core of High Tide’s business, RGR Canada Inc. is a high-quality and innovative designer, manufacturer and distributor of cannabis accessories. Famous Brandz Inc. is a dominant manufacturer of licensed lifestyle accessories, through partnerships with celebrities and entertainment companies including Snoop Dogg and Paramount Pictures. Famous Brandz’ products are sold to wholesalers and retailers around the world. Founded in 2009 and approved by the Canadian Franchise Association, Smoker’s Corner Ltd. is among Canada’s largest counter-culture chains with 14 locations. Kush West Distribution is in the process of becoming a cannabis wholesaler in the province of Saskatchewan . Based in Amsterdam since 2000, Grasscity.com is the world’s preeminent and most searchable online retailer of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products with approximately 5.8 million site visits annually. With the deregulation of recreational cannabis for adult use across Canada , Canna Cabana Inc. and its 21 branded stores (including accessories-only locations), is in the process of becoming a sizeable retail brand with a sophisticated yet playful customer experience, while KushBar Inc. is a retail concept that will also be focused on the valued Canadian cannabis consumer.
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