GATINEAU – HEXO Corp. (TSX: HEXO; NASDAQ: HEXO), a leading producer of high-quality cannabis products, today announced the execution of a long-term supply agreementwith Entourage Health Corp. (TSX-V: ENTG) (OTCQX: ETRGF) (FSE: 4WE), a Canadian producer and distributor of award-winning cannabis products.
Under the Supply Agreement, HEXO will provide Entourage with bulk dried cannabis and soft gel capsules, to be marketed to patients and consumers under Entourage’s family of brands. HEXO-branded products, including Gems cannabis soft gels, Redebles gummies from Redecan, and selected Redees premium pre-rolls as applicable, will also expand Entourage’s premium product offerings available to respective patients of Starseed Medicinal and Syndicate Cannabis medical marketplaces. This strategic relationship will allow HEXO to better address the needs of Canadian medical patients through Entourage’s medical channels. At the same time, Entourage will benefit from HEXO’s leading cultivation and processing capabilities by obtaining a consistent supply of quality-produced, top-shelf cannabis and soft gel capsules to meet Entourage’s anticipated short-term demand.
“We are thrilled to partner with a like-minded company that has an unparalleled understanding and dedication to delivering the highest quality cannabis products to Canadians,” said Charlie Bowman, CEO of HEXO Corp. “This relationship with Entourage not only complements our growing health and wellness portfolio, but also accelerates our ability to grow the business and deliver premium cannabis products to more Canadians.”
“Collaborating with Entourage marks a significant milestone for HEXO in the Canadian medical market and highlights our commitment to addressing the range of consumer needs and market demand. We see increasing opportunity in medicinal and therapeutic products and believe the market fits well with our high-quality products,” added Bowman.
“We are excited about the opportunities this new relationship with HEXO brings to the medical cannabis market, which provides greater access for our patients and consumers as we expand our Starseed and Syndicate medical offerings, and distribution commitments,” said George Scorsis, CEO and Executive Chairman, Entourage. “Leveraging HEXO’s cultivation capabilities will allow us to more comprehensively service all our markets and provide patients and consumers with a premium, consistent supply of cannabis. Securing a long-term wholesale supply commitment from HEXO also ensures that Entourage is well positioned to meet the growing demand for all its branded products, while we continue optimizing our operations.”
HEXO is an award-winning licensed producer of innovative products for the global cannabis market. HEXO serves the Canadian recreational market with a brand portfolio including HEXO, Redecan, UP Cannabis, Original Stash, 48North, Trail Mix, Bake Sale and Latitude brands, and the medical market in Canada and Israel. HEXO also serves the Colorado market through its Powered by HEXO® strategy and Truss CBD USA, a joint venture with Molson-Coors. With the completion of HEXO’s acquisitions of Redecan and 48North, HEXO is a leading cannabis products company in Canada by recreational market share. For more information, please visit hexocorp.com.
Entourage Health Corp. is the publicly traded parent company of Entourage Brands Corp. (formerly WeedMD RX Inc.) and CannTx Life Sciences Inc., license holders producing and distributing cannabis products for both the medical and adult-use markets. Entourage owns and operates a state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse and processing facility located on 158-acres in Strathroy, ON; a fully licensed 26,000 sq. ft. Aylmer, ON processing facility, specializing in cannabis extraction; and a micropropagation, tissue culture and genetics centre-of-excellence in Guelph, Ontario. With its Starseed Medicinal medical-centric brand and marketplace, Entourage has an industry-first, exclusive partnership with LiUNA, the largest construction union in Canada, who together with employers and other union groups, facilitate access for insured medical patients. With the launch of Syndicate, Entourage now hosts another unique medical marketplace that offers patients a collective of Canadian micro-cultivators’ products, along with Entourage’s family of brands. Entourage’s elite adult-use product portfolio includes Color Cannabis, Saturday Cannabis and Royal City Cannabis Co.– sold across eight provincial distribution agencies. It is the exclusive Canadian producer and distributor of award-winning U.S.-based wellness brand Mary’s Medicinals sold in both medical and adult-use channels. Under a collaboration with The Boston Beer Company subsidiary, Entourage is also the exclusive distributor of cannabis-infused beverages ‘TeaPot’ in Canada, which launched in select provinces summer 2022.