Article by Benzinga
High Tide Inc. (“High Tide” or the “Company”) (CSE:HITI) (OTCQB:HITIF) (FRA:2LY), an Alberta-based, retail-focused cannabis corporation enhanced by the manufacturing and wholesale distribution of smoking accessories and cannabis lifestyle products, is pleased to announce that the Canna Cabana retail cannabis stores in Hamilton, Sudbury and Toronto (the “Ontario Stores”) have re-opened in compliance with the Province’s permissible scope of operations. The Hamilton location re-opened on April 9, 2020 and the Sudbury and Toronto locations re-opened on April 11, 2020. High Tide continues to operate 30 branded retail cannabis stores across Canada, in addition to Aurora Cannabis’ (NYSE:ACB) (TSX:ACB) flagship cannabis store at West Edmonton Mall.
Many of the employees who were temporarily laid-off from the Ontario Stores have been recalled to fulfill customer orders currently being placed online at www.cannacabana.com and by phone, with delivery services expected to be available in the near term. “High Tide is committed to providing all of our customers across Canada with access to legal and safe recreational cannabis during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Raj Grover, President & Chief Executive Officer. “To ensure we are putting the safety of our customers and employees first, the Company has implemented significant measures including click-and-collect ordering, curbside pick-up, hand sanitizer dispensers, increased surface cleaning, hand-washing procedures and door management where required,” added Mr. Grover. High Tide continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely as it operates its international retail and wholesale businesses, while respecting the orders and guidance issued by public health and other government officials.
About High Tide Inc.
High Tide is an Alberta-based, retail-focused cannabis company 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 Canna Cabana Inc., KushBar Inc., Grasscity.com, Smoker’s Corner Ltd., RGR Canada Inc. and Famous Brandz 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. (TSX:APHA) (NYSE:APHA) and Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE:ACB) (TSX:ACB).
With the deregulation of recreational cannabis for adult use across Canada, Canna Cabana Inc. and its 28 branded stores is a sizeable retail business with a sophisticated yet playful customer experience. KushBar Inc. is a second retail cannabis business with 2 operating stores in Alberta, offering a modern experience aimed at the Company’s growing customer base in Alberta. 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. Representing the core of High Tide’s wholesale segment, 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.