Fire & Flower Holdings is opening its first two cannabis retail stores in Alberta, as part of a pilot project with Circle K .
The cannabis stores are adjacent to Circle K locations in Calgary and Grande Prairie, and are scheduled to open the week of July 13.
The Edmonton-based cannabis company says it expects to benefit from high-traffic Circle K locations, while providing customers with convenience.
The openings come a year after Circle K owner Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. acquired a 9.9% stake in Fire & Flower, with options to increase its stake to 50.1%.
Alimentation Couche-Tard operates internationally and in most of Canada under the Circle K banner, but still does business in its home province as Couche-Tard.
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In addition to being licensed to sell cannabis in several provinces, Fire & Flower has developed a digital retail platform for its business.
Chief executive Trevor Fencott says Fire & Flower's technology and co-location strategy position is to capitalize on domestic and international opportunities.