COLUMBUS, OH, – Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) (“GGB” or “the Company”) announced today an arrangement through which the Company will open over 70 prime shop locations with potential for more at Brookfield Properties’ shopping centers throughout the United States. These exciting plans will further expand GGB’s physical footprint to approximately 280 total locations by the end of 2019.
“Brookfield Properties operates some of the most exciting and visited malls in the country, and we are thrilled to introduce our CBD shops to their centers,” said Peter Horvath, CEO of Green Growth Brands. “We know that consumers prefer to buy personal care and beauty products from physical stores, and this partnership will allow us access to millions of consumers.”
With a portfolio of over 160 best-in-class retail real estate assets, Brookfield Properties’ retail properties are hubs for communities across the U.S., featuring shopping, dining, entertainment and gathering. Currently, there are seven GGB shops within the Brookfield Properties’ portfolio.
“Curation of our shopping centers is fundamental to our ongoing evolution,” said Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of Brookfield Properties’ retail group and Vice Chairman of Brookfield Property Group. “It is our job to bring in retail offerings and experiences that today’s consumer desires and this includes GGB’s CBD products. GGB is at the forefront of this trend and we are pleased they will expand their reach within our portfolio.”
In addition to Seventh Sense Shops, GGB is further expanding its chain of CBD-infused personal care product shops with a new prestige brand called Green Lily. Green Lily is a mindful-luxe CBD brand dedicated to empowering women. Four Green Lily locations will open in the near-future at Brookfield Properties’ shopping centers.
All Green Growth Brands CBD products are sourced from U.S.-based, licensed hemp processors and are Farm Bill 2018 compliant. All products are rigorously tested and compliant with applicable requirements under the U.S. FDA, Health Canada, and EU Cosmetic Regulations, as well as the California Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). GGB sells and distributes topical CBD products only in jurisdictions that permit such sale.
About Green Growth Brands Inc.
Green Growth Brands creates remarkable experiences in cannabis and CBD. Led by CEO Peter Horvath and a leadership team of consumer-focused retail experts, the company’s brands include CAMP, Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy, The+Source, Green Lily, Meri + Jayne, and has a licensing agreement with the Greg Norman Brand. Already boasting the strongest sales per square feet in the cannabis industry, GGB is expanding its cannabis operations throughout the U.S., its CBD presence at ShopSeventhSense.com, in malls across the country and at DSW shoe stores—and that’s just the beginning. Learn more about our vision at GreenGrowthBrands.com.
About Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy
Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy creates CBD-infused botanical body care using the finest ingredients on earth. Crafted with wellness in mind, Seventh Sense aims to make CBD an accessible part of self-care routines across the country. Discover the magic of CBD at shops across the country and online at ShopSeventhSense.com.
About Brookfield Properties
Brookfield Properties is a fully-integrated, global real estate services company, providing industry-leading portfolio management capabilities across the real estate investment strategies of Brookfield Asset Management — a global alternative asset manager with over $365 billion in AUM.
Brookfield Properties develops and manages premier real estate with a focus on maximizing the tenant experience in addition to the investment and operational performance of the asset. We also focus on integrating leading-edge real estate technologies which enables us to be at the forefront of innovation and sustainability – benefiting not only our tenants and business partners, but also the communities in which we operate. For more information about our approach to operating and developing best-in-class real estate, please visit brookfieldproperties.com.
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