Fire & Flower Brings Cannabis Delivery to Hotel and High-Rise Residential Platforms through Exclusive Agreement with Zonetail
Zonetail provides access to a rapidly expanding market of over 110,000 households to Fire & Flower and the Pineapple Express delivery platform
TORONTO, May 10, 2022 /CNW/ – Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. (“Fire & Flower” or the “Company”) (TSX: FAF) (OTCQX: FFLWF), a leading cannabis consumer retail and technology platform announced today that its wholly owned delivery and logistics subsidiary, Pineapple Express Delivery Inc. (“Pineapple Express”) has entered into an agreement with Zonetail Inc. (“Zonetail”) (TSXV: ZONE) (OCTQB: ZTLLF) to provide cannabis delivery services to users of the Zonetail residential platforms.
Zonetail’s high-rise residential platforms connect residents of condos and apartments to the amenities and services of their building through the convenience of their personal mobile device. Using Zonetail’s platform, residents can access the building’s community news and activity feeds, community calendar, document libraries, book building amenities, such as visitor parking or the elevator, create and track maintenance requests, and access links to pay their rent or monthly maintenance dues. It digitizes the communications between property management and the residents.
Included on the Zonetail platform is a marketplace, highlighting the businesses and services that residents need. Through Zonetail’s unique age-gated section, Fire & Flower cannabis stores will now be the exclusive provider of cannabis to users of the platform and deliveries will be fulfilled through Pineapple Express to households across Canada and in the U.S. where it is legal to do so.
As the hotel industry continues to rebound from the effects of COVID, Zonetail’s expected relaunch of its hotel and travel platform is also planned to include Fire & Flower and Pineapple Express to provide cannabis delivery directly to hotel guests.
Building our base of monthly active users is key to advancing our vision of Deliver Cannabis to the World. The Zonetail agreement is an innovative way to access cannabis consumers in major urban centres and those that are travelling to jurisdictions where legal recreational cannabis is available.
Trevor Fencott, Chief Executive Officer of Fire & Flower
We look forward to building this partnership and focused growth on digitally-engaged consumers.
“Pineapple Express is the leader in cannabis delivery and we are excited to offer cannabis delivery to the highly engaged users of our platform,” shared Mark Holmes, Chief Executive Officer of Zonetail. “Working with Fire & Flower and Pineapple Express was a natural choice for Zonetail, given the scale of their retail distribution network and ability to rapidly deliver cannabis directly to consumers doors.”
Deliveries will begin in the Greater Toronto Area in the coming weeks and users of the Zonetail platform will be notified of the availability of the delivery service at the Company’s earliest opportunity.
About Fire & Flower
Fire & Flower is a leading, technology-powered, adult-use cannabis retailer with more than 100 corporate-owned stores in its network. The Company leverages its wholly-owned technology development subsidiary, Hifyre, to continually advance its proprietary retail operations model while also providing additional independent high-margin revenue streams. Fire & Flower guides consumers through the complex world of cannabis through education-focused, best-in-class retailing while the Hifyre digital retail and analytics platform empowers retailers to optimize their connections with consumers. The Company’s leadership team combines extensive experience in the technology, logistics, cannabis and retail industries.
Through the strategic investment of Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (owner of Circle K convenience stores), the Company has set its sights on global expansion as new cannabis markets emerge and is poised to expand into the United States when permitted through its strategic licensing agreement with Fire & Flower U.S. Holdings upon the occurrence of certain changes to the cannabis regulatory regime.
Fire & Flower is a multi-banner cannabis retail operator that owns and operates the Fire & Flower, Friendly Stranger, Happy Dayz and Hotbox brands. Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. owns all issued and outstanding shares in Fire & Flower Inc. and Friendly Stranger Holdings Corp., licensed cannabis retailers that own and operate cannabis retail stores in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and the Yukon territory.
Fire & Flower’s wholly owned subsidiary, Pineapple Express Delivery, has over 15 years of experience offering same-day 60-minute delivery services in multiple industries across Canada. Pineapple Express Delivery offers a personalized experience for its customers and has established in-depth security and delivery protocols to facilitate same-day delivery of medical and recreational cannabis across the country.
To learn more about Fire & Flower, visit www.fireandflower.com.
To learn more about Pineapple Express Delivery, visit www.pineappleexpressdelivery.com.
Zonetail Inc. (TSXV: ZONE) (OTCQB: ZTLLF) is a mobile platform and market network that enables high-rise residents to better manage their homes by connecting people to products, amenities and services. Our Mission is to provide a state-of-the-art mobile platform that enables high-rise residents to better manage their homes by connecting people to products, amenities, and services. And our Vision is to build a critical mass of users in the hard-to-reach, high rise residential vertical, through a unique mobile market network model – providing vital information, products, and services at the tap of a screen. We are the search engine to optimize you home.
Zonetail also has a partnership with AAHOA, the largest association of hotels in the world representing approximately 35,000 hotels and 65% of the U.S. hotel market. The Company expects to relaunch its hotel vertical when market conditions within the hotel industry have rebounded after COVID.
To learn more about Zonetail, visit https://www.zonetail.com.
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