Canopy Growth temporarily closes corporate owned retail
Canopy's decision to close down is a response to COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, Canopy Growth Corp. made the decision to temporarily close all corporate-owned Tokyo Smoke and Tweed retail locations across Canada on March 17.
“We have a responsibility to our employees, their families, and our communities to do our part to “flatten the curve” by limiting social interactions. For us, that means shifting our focus from retail to e-commerce,” said David Klein, CEO, Canopy Growth, in a prepared statement. “Given the current situation, it is in the best interest of our teams and our communities to close these busy hubs until we are confident we can operate our stores in the best interest of public health.”
The company adds that it has established e-commerce platforms available to recreational and medical customers across the country.
The decision affects the 23 corporately-owned stores in Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba as well as the Tweed Visitor Centre in Smiths Falls, ON.