Star Buds Cannabis Co. had Strong Close to 2022 and is Positioned well for 2023
TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 11, 2023 / CordovaCann Corp. (CSE:CDVA)(OTCQB:LVRLF) ("Cordova" or the "Company"), a cannabis-focused consumer products company, is pleased to provide an update on its Star Buds Cannabis Co. retail operations in Canada.
Star Buds Cannabis Co. achieved strong performance throughout 2022. The stores continue to benefit from strong cost controls and market share gains despite a difficult economic environment. Gross margin continues to expand and management remains focused on increasing store profitability.
The Star Buds Cannabis Co. stores posted a strong month of revenues in December to close out the year. For the month the store chain generated revenues of $1.22 million with a gross margin of 26.0%. This equates to a revenue run rate of $14.7 million annually. Four of the fourteen Star Buds Cannabis Co. stores posted record monthly revenues in December.
Management expects Star Buds Cannabis Co. to continue to benefit from closures of competing stores, industry consolidation, and increased customer awareness. Management continues to work on expanding the Star Buds Cannabis Co. footprint across Canada through both organic store growth and acquisitions, and will provide more detail on this expansion plan shortly.
"Star Buds Cannabis Co. is showing strong growth and expanding margins during a challenging macroeconomic environment," stated Taz Turner, Chairman and CEO of Cordova. "We believe this is an attractive time to grow our store base and are actively looking for expansion opportunities to take additional market share in 2023."
About CordovaCann Corp.
CordovaCann Corp. is a Canadian-domiciled company focused on building a leading, diversified cannabis products business across multiple jurisdictions including Canada and the United States. Cordova primarily provides services and investment capital to the retail, processing and production vertical markets of the cannabis industry.
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