EDMONTON, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Fire & Flower, an independent corporate cannabis retailer with several shops already operating in Alberta and Saskatchewan, is honoured to be nominated as Startup of the Year and Brand of the Year at the Lift&Co Canadian Cannabis Awards. Recognized as the gold standard for excellence in Canada's cannabis sector, the awards celebrate the people, companies and products that make Canadian cannabis great.
"We are delighted to be nominated in these important categories, which highlights our education-based, social responsible approach to cannabis retailing in Canada," said Trevor Fencott, Fire & Flower's Chief Executive Officer. "We know there is a lot of competition in our industry now that recreational cannabis has been legalized, so it means a lot to be singled out as one of the best cannabis companies in the country."
Fencott notes that Fire & Flower has consulted widely with consumers, business leaders and community builders to get their perspectives on what they expect from a commercial cannabis retailer. Their input has helped shape the design of the company's shops, the products it carries and the responsible, education-based shopping experience which is the foundation of Fire & Flower's business.
"Our shops are bright and modern so we can give the highest degree of comfort to our guests, many of whom will be unfamiliar purchasing cannabis," said Fencott. "Our staff are highly trained experts on cannabis and cannabis products who can answer any questions our guests have. As we continue to open more stores across Canada, even more people will be able to benefit from our knowledge and discover our exceptional customer service."
Fire & Flower currently operates eight shops in Alberta and Saskatchewan and intends to apply for additional licences for retail shops there and in all provinces that allow private cannabis sales, including Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba. All Fire & Flower shops deliver expertly curated Health Canada-regulated products and ensure the highest standards of safety for the communities in which they are located.
Winners of the Canadian Cannabis Awards will be announced at a gala dinner in Toronto on November 29. For more information about the awards, visit www.canadiancannabisawards.com.
About Fire & Flower
Fire & Flower is a leading independent adult-use cannabis retailer poised to capture significant market share in Canadian provinces that allow private retail. The company provides customers with expertly curated product selection and a best-in-class, education-driven customer experience.
Fire & Flower's leadership team combines extensive experience in the legal cannabis industry with deep retail expertise. The company is at the forefront of the new adult-use cannabis industry in Canada.
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