TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Great North Distributors, Inc. (Great North)—Canada’s first national sales broker for legalized adult-use cannabis—today announced that Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Aurora”) (NYSE | TSX: ACB), the Canadian company defining the future of cannabinoids worldwide, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Great North Distributors Inc. (“Great North”), Canada’s first national sales broker for legalized adult-use cannabis. Under the agreement, Great North will be the exclusive representative for Aurora’s leading portfolio of brands across the Canadian cannabis retail environment.
“The agreement is designed to significantly bolster Aurora’s market position in Canada. Great North brings deep experience across the spectrum of sales capabilities that will further differentiate Aurora as a leader in the growing cannabis space,” said Miguel Martin, CEO, Aurora Cannabis. “We have selected Great North for their outstanding execution across regulated businesses. Combining their executional strength with Aurora’s leading portfolio of brands is a recipe for success.”
Great North has reach across every province in Canada, including established relationships and expertise in working with provincially-owned and operated retailers and private retailers in Canada’s cannabis industry. Great North applies industry-leading data analytics capabilities to the sector, providing suppliers with a powerful data-driven approach to cannabis sales.
“Adding Aurora to our portfolio of companies we proudly represent is a signal of our market leadership,” said Doug Wieland, President, Canada – Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Great North Distributors. “Great North has executed in the Canadian cannabis market since day one and will immediately bring value in sales execution to Aurora. Aurora has entrusted their family of brands in our team and we look forward to delivering exceptional results.”
Great North will assume responsibility for Aurora’s sales execution on January 25, 2021.
About Great North Distributors
Great North Distributors Inc. is Canada’s first national sales broker for legalized adult-use cannabis. Established by the owners of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the world’s preeminent distributor for beverage alcohol, Great North Distributors has reach across every province in Canada, including established relationships and expertise in working with provincially owned and operated retailers and private retailers alike. Great North applies industry-leading data analytics capabilities from the wine and spirits industry to the new cannabis industry, providing suppliers with a powerful data-driven approach to cannabis sales.
Aurora is a global leader in the cannabis industry serving both the medical and consumer markets. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Aurora is a pioneer in global cannabis dedicated to helping people improve their lives. The Company’s brand portfolio includes Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ‘71, Daily Special, AltaVie, MedReleaf, CanniMed, Whistler, and Reliva CBD. Providing customers with innovative, high-quality cannabis products, Aurora’s brands continue to break through as industry leaders in the medical, performance, wellness and recreational markets wherever they are launched. For more information, please visit our website at www.auroramj.com.
Aurora’s common shares trade on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol “ACB”, and is a constituent of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.