CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cresco Labs (CSE:CL) (OTCQX:CRLBF) (“Cresco Labs” or “the Company”), a vertically integrated multistate operator and the number one U.S. wholesaler of branded cannabis products, today announced the portfolio expansion of its Good News brand. The Company continues to diversify its wholesale brand portfolio to meet the needs and preferences of all types of cannabis consumers and markets. Under its social occasion-based Good News brand, Cresco is launching Counting Sheep, Day Off and Pride products in edible and vape forms in California, Illinois and Michigan. Counting Sheep represents the Company’s first product made with CBN. Day Off is a product featuring CBD, and Pride, a Sativa-forward product, is available for a limited time during June Pride month in select markets.
“Building on the successful launch of Good News, we’re continuing to differentiate the brand both in our wholesale portfolio and markets through exciting new edible and vape products that demonstrate cannabis’s many benefits and role in being a part of various social occasions,” said Greg Butler, Chief Commercial Officer at Cresco Labs. “Our strategy is to find the right product and brand mix to appeal to the right consumer segment and market needs, as well as launch innovations at opportune times in our markets. There’s so much opportunity for Good News, and we’re thrilled to bring easy to use, simple to understand and approachable products to our consumers in California, Illinois and Michigan.”
The edibles category continues to demonstrate growth across all markets*. Per BDS Analytics (“BDSA”) data, edibles saw a 31% increase in sales year-over-year (“YoY”). Gummies showed notable strength, growing 5% quarter-over-quarter, resulting in a new high of $252M in total gummy retail sales in Q1’21*. Vapes have also seen an increase in market performance. According to BDSA, the vapes category across all markets** has increased sales by 27% YoY. With the launch of Counting Sheep, Day Off and Pride, Cresco continues to diversify its wholesale portfolio and build a strong presence within the edibles and vapes categories.
Counting Sheep features Black Cherry-flavored gummies and disposable vape pens with a CBN and THC Indica effect to help achieve better night’s sleep to enjoy life’s best moments with friends the next day.
- Gummy: Black Cherry flavor. 10 gummies per pouch. 50mg CBN/100mg THC Indica (1∶2) per pouch. 5 mg CBN/10 mg THC Indica per gummy
- Disposable Vape Pen: Black Cherry flavor. 1 pen per pouch. 75 mg CBN/300 mg THC Indica (1:4) per pen
A Hybrid THC effect formulated with CBD, Day Off includes Peach-flavored gummies and disposable vape pens for those who want cannabis to help them relax and recharge.
- Gummy: Peach flavor. 10 gummies per pouch. 100 mg CBD/100 mg THC Hybrid (1:1) per pouch. 10 CBD/10 mg THC Hybrid per gummy
- Disposable Vape Pen: Peach flavor. 1 pen per pouch. 600 mg CBD/300 mg THC Hybrid (2:1) per pen
A limited time Sativa THC effect-forward offering while supplies last in California and Illinois, Pride represents the Company’s first assorted pack of sour, fruit flavored gummies and Punch flavored disposable vape pens created bring people together for this year’s celebration. Throughout Pride month, Good News will be partnering with LGBTQIA+ community organizations in its markets.
- Gummy: Sour Blue Raspberry, Sour Orange, Sour Watermelon, Sour Sparkling White Grape and Sour Black Cherry flavors. 10 gummies per pouch. 100 mg THC Sativa per pouch/10 mg THC Sativa per gummy
- Disposable Vape Pen: Punch flavor. 1 pen per pouch. 300 mg THC Sativa per pen
Good News products are currently available in three states, including California, Illinois and Michigan. For more information about Good News, visit wearegoodnews.co.
*According to BDSA, total gummy retail sales includes AZ, CA, CO, IL, MD, MA, NV and OR
**According to BDSA, markets include AZ, CA, CO, IL, MD, MA, NV and OR
About Cresco Labs Inc.
Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, with a mission to normalize and professionalize the cannabis industry. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach, Cresco Labs is the largest wholesaler of branded cannabis products in the U.S. Its brands are designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and comprised of some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, High Supply, Mindy’s Edibles, Good News, Remedi, Wonder Wellness Co. and FloraCal Farms. Sunnyside, Cresco Labs’ national dispensary brand, is a wellness-focused retailer created to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco Labs operates the industry’s largest Social Equity and Educational Development initiative, SEED, which was established to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work and own businesses in the cannabis industry. Learn more about Cresco Labs at www.crescolabs.com.
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