The Valens Company Secures Agreement for Green Roads Kiosks in Major Malls Across the United States
Green Roads’ world-class wellness products will be made available in cutting-edge smart kiosks across premium mall locations around the U.S.
KELOWNA, BC, April 21, 2022 /CNW/ – The Valens Company Inc. (TSX: VLNS) (Nasdaq: VLNS) (the “Company” “The Valens Company” or “Valens”), a leading manufacturer of cannabis products is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Green Roads, Inc., has entered into an agreement with Signifi Solutions, Inc. to place cloud-managed Green Roads smart kiosks in various premium mall locations around the U.S.
Green Roads and Signifi Solutions, Inc. have agreed to partner to initially install the smart kiosks in dozens of premium mall locations in bustling retail markets in the U.S., including New York, Florida, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado, among others. The agreement also includes the potential for an additional 60 mall locations in 2022. The first kiosk is expected to go live in June 2022 and is expected to include a full assortment of Green Roads products aimed at helping consumers with common health and wellness challenges such as stress, sleep, muscle and joint pain, and relaxation, and focus.
“This partnership gives Green Roads access to some of the largest mall locations in the U.S., thereby increasing overall brand awareness and opening a new revenue opportunity given the premium mall high foot traffic. This opportunity combines world-class wellness products produced by Green Roads with cutting-edge smart kiosk technology developed by Signifi Solutions and premium mall locations” said Tyler Robson, Chief Executive Officer, and Chair of The Valens Company. “We intend to offer a full array of Green Roads products in smart kiosks and using technology that we expect to be able to gather and understand both sales data and customer demographics on a real-time basis.”
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Valens and Green Roads as our clients,” said Shamira Jaffer, CEO of Signifi Solutions, Inc. “We selected Green Roads after careful review of their product breadth, quality reputation, and organizational commitment to compliance and excellence. Signifi will provide smart Kiosk technology, with built-in digital screens that can be changed in real-time to align with demographic and sales data. Our technology delivers consumers an elevated, convenient experience including a secure platform to purchase Green Roads products. Through the smart kiosks, Green Roads will receive robust real-time data that will allow them to optimize the performance of each individual kiosk.”
“To our knowledge, no other CBD company has combined this level of technology with the sale of its products,” Mr. Robson added.
“This is the first of several initiatives that Valens and Green Roads are taking to expand distribution channels in the U.S. and abroad,” said Jeff Fallows, President of The Valens Company. “This opportunity with Signifi Solutions is the perfect platform to drive discovery, trial, and frequency of purchase from the premium consumer base of malls.”
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The Valens Company is a global leader in the end-to-end development and manufacturing of innovative, cannabinoid-based products. The Valens Company is focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation and product development and custom manufacturing. Valens is the largest third-party extraction company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in Kelowna, British Columbia which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. The Valens Company currently offers a wide range of product formats, including tinctures, two-piece caps, soft gels, oral sprays and vape pens as well as beverages, concentrates, topicals, edibles, injectables, natural health products and has a strong pipeline of next-generation products in development for future release. Finally, The Valens Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science. For more information, please visit https://thevalenscompany.com. The Valens Company’s investor deck can be found specifically at https://thevalenscompany.com/investors/.
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