Aphria and UNOapp to Partner on Technology and Analytics Solutions for the Adult-Use Cannabis Industry
January 18, 2019
Leamington, Ontario – January 18, 2019 – Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX:APHA and NYSE:APHA) has recently entered into an exclusive agreement (the Agreement”) with Toronto-based UNOapp Inc. (“UNOapp”) to collaborate on the development of technology and analytics solutions for Canada’s adult-use cannabis industry.
“With our innovation-focused approach, Aphria is setting the pace for the evolution of the adult-use cannabis industry in Canada,” said Jakob Ripshtein, President of Aphria. “Our industry’s long-term future will be driven by consumer-centric, innovation-led product, brand and technology solutions. We are excited for this collaboration with a fantastic technology partner in UNOapp and look forward to developing industry-leading solutions that shape the adult-use cannabis market for years to come.”
Founded in 2010, UNOapp has developed proven technology, marketing and analytical solutions that has enabled more than 4,500 customers across the globe to engage with their customers and drive revenue.
“This is a great opportunity for UNOapp to apply its proven technology driven solutions to the Cannabis industry. Helping brands connect, educate and engage consumers seamlessly through one platform in retail, is at the core of what we do.” said Olivier Centner, Founder of UNOapp. “We’re thrilled to be partnered with Aphria. Their team’s expertise, innovative thinking, and global reach give us a tremendous opportunity to evolve our platform to meet the unique needs of the burgeoning adult-use market in Canada and scale quickly to other markets internationally.”
As part of the Agreement, UNOapp has granted Aphria a first option to commercialize any platform or solution developed from this collaboration in any international market outside Canada.
We Have A Good Thing Growing
Aphria is a leading global cannabis company driven by an unrelenting commitment to our people, product quality and innovation. Headquartered in Leamington, Ontario – the greenhouse capital of Canada – Aphria has been setting the standard for the low-cost production of safe, clean and pure pharmaceutical-grade cannabis at scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. Focusing on untapped opportunities and backed by the latest technologies, Aphria is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation to the global cannabis market. The Company’s portfolio of brands is grounded in expertly-researched consumer insights designed to meet the needs of every consumer segment. Rooted in our founders’ multi-generational expertise in commercial agriculture, Aphria drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnerships and global expansion, with a presence in more than 10 countries across 5 continents.
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