- Savvy will launch in September 2022 in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada and Ohio, with additional launches planned in the future for New Jersey and Pennsylvania
- Across the Company’s national retail footprint, Savvy products will initially be distributed to approximately 85 Zen Leaf and MÜV dispensaries across seven states
CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verano™ Holdings Corp. (CSE: VRNO) (OTCQX: VRNOF) (“Verano” or the “Company”), a leading multi-state cannabis company, today announced the launch of Savvy, a new brand featuring larger-format cannabis products, catering to more value-oriented patients and consumers. Savvy will be available in MÜV and Zen Leaf dispensaries beginning September 2022 followed by additional third-party retail locations across six core markets – Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada and Ohio – with additional launches planned in the future for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“We are excited to bring Savvy, our newest brand, to patients and consumers across seven core markets, with plans to expand,” said George Archos, Verano Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “The Savvy launch demonstrates our ability and willingness to adapt and address market demand at scale at both ends of the price spectrum. Savvy is intended to address the budget-conscious consumer’s demand for authentic, wallet-friendly cannabis products derived from our state-of-the-art indoor cultivation facilities.”
Savvy products will be available in 7 grams or 14 grams of cannabis flower and one-gram oil cartridges, with expanded product offerings of disposable vaporizers and pre-rolls in select markets shortly after. The brand joins the Company’s robust product portfolio that includes its namesake brand Verano Reserve and Essence, Swift Lift mini pre-rolled joints, extracts and vaporizers; Encore Edibles, hand-crafted cannabis gummies, hard candies, mints, caramels and chocolates; and Avexia topicals, tablets, tinctures and RSO, made to effortlessly enhance any self-care routine.
Verano is a leading, vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator in the U.S., devoted to the ongoing improvement of communal wellness by providing responsible access to regulated cannabis products. With a mission to address vital health and wellness needs, Verano produces a comprehensive suite of premium, innovative cannabis products sold under its trusted portfolio of consumer brands, including Verano™, Avexia™, Encore™, and MÜV™. Verano’s portfolio encompasses 14 U.S. states, with active operations in 13, including 13 production facilities comprising over 1,000,000 square feet of cultivation capacity. Verano designs, builds, and operates dispensaries under retail brands including Zen Leaf™ and MÜV™, delivering a superior cannabis shopping experience in both medical and adult-use markets. Learn more at www.verano.com.
Julianna Paterra, CFA
Director, Investor Relations
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