Green Thumb Partners With Circle K Convenience Chain In Key Florida MarketOctober 25, 2022
Illinois-based multi-state operator Green Thumb has struck a deal with convenience chain Circle K to expand its medical cannabis footprint in the booming Florida market. Through a lease agreement with Circle K, Green Thumb plans to launch a “test and learn” phase of the rollout next year with approximately 10 “RISE Express” branded dispensaries adjacent to Circle K stores in various Florida locations.
Green Thumb will lease space from Circle K in Florida, where the convenience chain currently operates approximately 600 locations. The “RISE Express” stores will offer branded cannabis products including Rythm premium flower, Dogwalkers pre-rolls, Incredibles gummies, and &Shine vapes.
“The opening of RISE Express stores at Circle K locations is a game-changer. Convenience is a strong channel in retail, and people want more access to cannabis,” said Green Thumb chairman and CEO Ben Kovler. “The new RISE Express model is a huge step forward in making it easier and more efficient for patients to purchase high-quality cannabis as part of their everyday routine when stopping by their local convenience store.”Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning. You will also receive the Cannabis edition as part of your subscription.
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