The Retail Cannabis Forum on March 26 – from the Retail Council of Canada!
Cannabis retail became legal only 5 months ago — what's it going to take to grow that much, that fast?
On October 17, Canada gained an entirely new retail sub-sector — one that was predicted in 2018 to account for approximately $6.5B in annual retail sales by the end of 2020. That's less than two years from now. Delivering that rate of growth will require opening hundreds of new stores from a standing start while solving significant supply issues. It will require filling tens of thousands of positions, educating millions of consumers on a very complex product with a lot of history, and developing new brands where none have existed before. This will all have to be done in a highly regulated environment where those regulations keep changing, sometimes on incredibly short notice.
On November 7, 2018 (3 weeks after legalization) we asked a small group of key cannabis retailers how they were feeling. Click here for details.
We're proud to be sponsoring your opportunity to get an update four months later!
As a retail professional, on March 26 you will have an unparalleled opportunity to network with other retail professionals in both traditional retail and this brand new sector, and learn about :
- Branding as a cannabis business strategy
- The latest regulatory outlook — including edibles
- Developing new and unique in-store experiences
- Combining community engagement with social responsibility to remove cannabis' historical stigma
- and more...
For more information, go to Retail Cannabis Forum.