As quoted in the press release:
Cronos Group is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with an affiliate of Agroidea SAS (“AGI“), Colombia’s leading agricultural services provider with over 30 years of research, development and production operations. This partnership establishes a newly formed entity, NatuEra S.à r.l. (“NatuEra“), in Colombia that will develop, cultivate, manufacture and export cannabis-based medicinal and consumer products for the Latin American and global markets.
NatuEra is a 50/50 joint venture between Cronos Group and an affiliate of AGI. It will be led by AGI’s executive team, brothers Andres Nannetti and Nicolas Nannetti, who have extensive multi-generational expertise managing industrial scale horticultural operations for export from Colombia. Their experience includes the acquisition, re-structuring and management of Dole Food’s Fresh-Cut Flower Division, one of the world’s largest flower growing operations, with a greenhouse cultivation footprint of over 1,020 acres. Currently, AGI’s sophisticated business model provides services through five business units: a micro-propagation and tissue culture laboratory, plant production services, a plant health laboratory, plant genetics improvement, and a SaaS model for delivering online agricultural management tools. AGI has a roster of global clients, from producers such as Dole, food processors like Frito-Lay (Pepsico) and McCain, to agri-suppliers such as Bayer Agriculture and BASF.
NatuEra plans to develop its initial cultivation and manufacturing operations with a custom-built facility on 207 acres of available land located in Cundinamarca, Colombia. The natural environment and climate conditions of this region are particularly well suited for the growth of cannabis. Colombia is a global leader in tropical agricultural products for export and is poised to play a pivotal role as the cannabis industry expands globally and new markets continue to open.
American cannabis sales hit US$17.5 billion in 2020, a research group’s new study shows.
Meanwhile, a Canadian cannabis producer began offering CBD beverages in the US, another move that shows how interested Canadians are in the overall US cannabis market at the moment.
Some pretty important news out of health and wellness; beverage and natural products company BevCanna Enterprises Inc. (CSE:BEV, Q:BVNNF, FSE:7BC) this week. For those of you following the Company with us, stay tuned.
As investors continue to prioritize cannabis opportunities in the US, market watchers expect mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to play a role in the future for Canadian companies.
A consolidation trend has been expected in the Canadian cannabis space for some time now based on the size of the market compared to the number of operations in the country.
BioHarvest Sciences Inc. Unveils the Unique Polyphenolic Content of Its Upcoming Olive-Based Nutraceutical
The product will include polyphenols known to have significant health benefits.
BioHarvest Sciences Inc. (CSE: BHSC) (“BioHarvest” or the “Company”) has reached an important milestone in its development program of additional Nutraceuticals. The olive-based Nutraceutical product scheduled for market availability in the second half of 2022 will contain the following unique matrix of polyphenols: hydroxytyrosol, trosol, and verbascoside. These compounds are the major polyphenols in naturally grown olives and are responsible for the high antioxidant activity of olives and olive oil. Importantly, the BioHarvest olive-based Nutraceutical product will provide all the benefits of olives and olive oil with a low calorie count per serving.
Cresco Labs (CSE:CL) (OTCQX:CRLBF) (“Cresco” or the “Company”), one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, announced today that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31 st , 2020 on Thursday March 25 th , 2021 before the market opens.
The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results and provide investors with key business highlights on Thursday March 25 th , 2021 at 8:30am Eastern Time (7:30am Central Time).