TORONTO, May 26, 2020 /CNW/ – The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd., a producer of certified organic cannabis, has announced that it has made its first shipment of Highly Dutch, TGOD’s new mainstream brand designed for regular users. Starting today, Highly Dutch is available in Quebec in a one-ounce format (28 grams) of its Rotterdam OG Indica strain and will become available in additional provinces during the weeks ahead. This launch will be followed by additional Highly Dutch strains, sizes and formats later this summer.
Recent studies indicate that daily users make up 26% of cannabis consumers in Canada and that their consumption represents approximately 90% of the total volume being sold. Highly Dutch’s value proposition has been tailored specifically to meet the needs of regular users. Research has also highlighted that 30% of daily users purchase their cannabis in a one-ounce format, and 14% purchase it in a half-ounce format, which guided the brand’s packaging strategy. Consumers can visit highlydutch.ca for additional information on the brand.
« Our scaled production enables us to address a larger segment of the market that prefers consuming high-quality organic cannabis. Our research also shows that value-conscious consumers prefer buying cannabis in larger volumes, which is why we are launching with Highly Dutch’s one-ounce format (28 grams), » commented Brian Athaide, CEO of TGOD. « This launch is consistent with plans announced in the prospectus we filed in April and reflects our commitment to expanding our portfolio and consumer reach. Highly Dutch allows us to significantly broaden our consumer base and better leverage the significant organic cultivation infrastructure we have built while continuing to focus on the premium segment with the TGOD brand. »
Quebec is the first province where TGOD deploys its dual branding strategy; Highly Dutch’s debut coincides with the launch of four other products from TGOD’s premium brand in the province – Happy Hibiscus Maté CBD/THC (tea), Happy Hibiscus Maté THC (tea), Unite Organic dried flower, and Harmony Organic dried flower.
Known for its award-winning glass jar, TGOD started selling certified organic cannabis in the recreational market in August 2019 with a small pilot in Ontario at the OCS. As it ramped up its production, it gradually expanded its distribution and product offerings. Its products are now available to medical patients nationally and in recreational stores in every province except Prince Edward Island.
TGOD worked in partnership with Velvet Management Inc. on its Highly Dutch distribution strategy. Velvet is the company’s exclusive sales agent for its adult-use cannabis products in Canada.]]>