Article by Eric Zimmer, Daily Hive
A new partnership between one of Canada’s licensed cannabis producers and the country’s largest alcohol brokers has been announced.
The agreement, between CannTrust Holdings and Breakthru Beverage Group means Breakthru will invest in the establishment of a cannabis-focused sales brokerage company and develop a route-to-market platform for CannTrust in Canada, effective when the recreational market opens on October 17 of this year, according to a release.
“Breakthru was the first nationally established beverage alcohol broker in Canada and is the country’s leader in representing top beverage alcohol brands in the marketplace,” said Brad Rogers, President of CannTrust. “Their progressive model, sales technology, infrastructure and extensive relationships across Canada make them an ideal fit for our business strategy.”
Danny Wirtz, Vice-Chairman of Breakthru Beverage Group, said his company is “excited” to work with Canntrust and “leverage our well-established business model, which will put us at the forefront of shaping a high performing organization and socially responsible industry.”
The partnership he added, is “a logical extension of our expertise and provides a new growth opportunity into this emerging market.”