The Valens Company Continues Domestic Expansion with Entry into New Brunswick Cannabis Market
Valens’ domestic distribution network now includes six provinces and one territory
Kelowna, B.C., May 19, 2021 – The Valens Company Inc. (TSX: VLNS) (OTCQX: VLNCF) (the “Company,” “The Valens Company” or “Valens”), a leading manufacturer of cannabis products, today announced that it has received its first purchase order for Valens-manufactured products from Cannabis NB, a subsidiary of New Brunswick Liquor Corporation (ANBL) and the only legal recreational cannabis retailer in New Brunswick. With this purchase order, The Valens Company becomes an official supplier of cannabis products in the Province of New Brunswick.
“Our expansion into New Brunswick marks the third regional market we have entered since the beginning of 2021– a milestone we are incredibly proud of,” said Tyler Robson, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Chair of The Valens Company. “While we recently announced our first foray into the CBD market in the US, we also remain committed to continuing our growth here at home in Canada as we continue to increase sales channels expected to drive revenues and national market share. We are focused on leveraging our expanding domestic distribution network to bring more Canadian consumers a range of new and unique products we expect to launch with our partners throughout the summer and beyond.”
Cannabis NB currently operates 20 stores across 15 communities and offers a diversified portfolio of cannabis products including flower, extracts, concentrates, edibles, beverages and accessories. Valens’ first shipment to New Brunswick will include a range of products from categories such as flower, pre-rolls, vapes and concentrates, with the opportunity to expand this offering in the coming quarters. Products created in partnership with Verse Cannabis will be included in the first shipment, such as the Verse Originals vape cartridges in Summer Berry and Sunset Peach and the newly launched Live Terp Killer Kush vape cartridge from the Verse Concentrates line. One of the first of its kind in the Canadian cannabis market, the Live Terp Killer Kush vape cartridge is comprised of pure live cannabis terpenes in a full spectrum extract created from fresh, flash frozen ultra-premium and BC-sungrown Killer Kush cannabis, offering a rich terpene profile. Valens-manufactured products are expected to be available in store and online in New Brunswick at the beginning of the third quarter.
In addition to New Brunswick, the Company’s distribution network also includes Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory. Valens continues to engage in discussions to bring its high-quality products to other private and government-regulated retailers across the country.
About The Valens Company
The Valens Company is a leading manufacturer of cannabis products with a mission to bring the benefits of cannabis to the world. The Company provides proprietary cannabis processing services across five core technologies, in addition to best-in-class product development, formulation and manufacturing of cannabis consumer packaged goods. The Valens Company’s high-quality products are exclusively formulated for the medical, therapeutic, health and wellness, and recreational consumer segments, and are offered across numerous product formats, including oils, vapes, concentrates, edibles and topicals, as well as pre-rolls, with a focus on next-generation product development and innovation. Its breakthrough patented emulsification technology, SōRSE™ by Valens, converts cannabis oil into water-soluble emulsions for seamless integration into a variety of product formats, allowing for near-perfect dosing, stability, and taste. In partnership with brand houses, consumer packaged goods companies and licensed cannabis producers around the globe, the Company continues to grow its diverse product portfolio in alignment with evolving cannabis consumer preferences in key markets. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Valens Labs Ltd., the Company is setting the standard in cannabis testing and research and development with Canada’s only ISO17025 accredited analytical services lab, named The Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science by partner and scientific world leader Thermo Fisher Scientific. Discover more on The Valens Company and its subsidiaries at http://www.thevalenscompany.com.
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