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We are constantly expanding our brand, but as we take our next steps we also do our best to be heavily involved in local communities and with local media! Our founder, Chris Jones, has been featured in articles and interviews and doesn’t hesitate to share his expertise and experience with the rest of the industry. Take a look at our most recent media features and get more connected to CANNABIS XPRESS in your area!

DEVELOPERS AND CHAINS: ...MAKES IT A DOZEN

The 18-month-old Cannabis Xpress chain continues its rapid expansion with its next opening later this week in a plaza location at 5005 Steeles Ave East at Brimley Rd. in Scarborough.  This is the chain’s twelfth location since its launch in April 2021

DEVELOPERS AND CHAINS:
RAPID SMALL-TOWN GROWTH

Chris Jones, Owner of the growing Cannabis Xpress chain reports that the tenth store opens next week in Hampton, a community in the Clarington municipality east of Toronto.  The unit is located at 1648 Taunton Rd. in a convenience plaza at Durham Regional Rd. 4 and Enfield Rd. in Hampton.  The 600 square foot store with about 300 square feet of retail area is now open with in-store shopping and curbside pickup.

SIMCOE.COM: "IDEAL LOCATION" CANNABIS XPRESS OPENS IN BEETON

Community now has 2 retail stores, but CANNABIS XPRESS is the newest in the New Tecumseth region. Offering a curated selection at great prices to locals, you can read more by clicking below – or come visit the store right in the heart of downtown Beeton.

TORONTO STAR:
Cannabis Xpress opens in Beeton

Beeton’s newest business will officially open its doors on March 10, with a grand opening. Cannabis Xpress is located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Beeton. The store has a wide selection of cannabis products and accessories.

DEVELOPERS AND CHAINS:
TARGETS SMALL COMMUNITIES

Owner Chris Jones explains that plans call for 15 to 20 locations operating by the end of 2022.  The search continues for highly visible location, under 1000 square feet, in small-medium sized cities and towns across Ontario that have little or no competition in the area.  The CANNABIS XPRESS stores are merchandised to feature limited product choices with an emphasis placed on speed and convenience in the smaller, clean and convenient locations.

The Peak:
The Peak's 2022 Emerging Leaders

We celebrate the success of our own. Recently, Chris Jones, president of CANNABIS XPRESS, was awarded the distinction of 2022 Emerging Leader in the Food, Drink, and Consumer Products Category. See more emerging leaders or read more about this designation below!

CANNABIS PROSPECT MAGAZINE: FIVE WAYS TO MAXIMIZE CANNABIS RETAIL SPACE

Focusing on accessible, quick, and easy cannabis access is only part of the solution. President of CANNABIS XPRESS, Chris Jones, shares some advice on operating cannabis retail in a highly competitive market. With 9 stores already up and running, this is only the beginning. Click below and check out page 30 for the full article.

DEVELOPERS AND CHAINS:
CONTINUES SMALL TOWN SEArCH

Not yet a year old, the CANNABIS XPRESS chain of boutique cannabis stores opens its eighth location later this week. The 1,200 square foot unit with about 400 feet of retail space opens at 237 Josephine St. in Wingham in Southwestern Ontario.  Wingham is a community in North Huron in Southwestern Ontario. Due to current safety measures, the store will open with online ordering and curbside pickup.  The CANNABIS XPRESS chain focuses on the smaller, underserved Ontario markets with a format that features limited product choices with an emphasis placed on speed and convenience in the smaller, clean and convenient locations.

developers & chains: More by mid-January

News release from December 2021 about the seventh and eighth CANNABIS XPRESS stores. Store seven will be opening up in Wingham, Ontario and store eight will be opening in Brampton, Ontario. These convenient locations will serve customers who want to purchase their cannabis products and accessories fast! CANNABIS XPRESS provides an easy and affordable shopping experience across Ontario.

Globe and Mail: Cannabis retailers test smaller ‘express’ stores to reduce overhead costs as competition soars

Chris Jones says he operates the smallest cannabis store in Canada. Located in Brampton, Ont., just outside Toronto, it is 350 square feet in total – roughly equivalent to the size of a small bachelor apartment. But the actual retail space, where customers can see products on display and order them, is a mere 80 square feet.

Ontario Cannabis store: Strength in Numbers: How Independent Retailers Support Each Other for Mutual Success

The Ontario Cannabis Store published a featured article, which includes CANNABIS XPRESS. From sharing information to pumping each other up on social, meet some indie Retailers who have found ways to work together so everybody wins.

Simcoe news: ‘Not every store will survive’: Does Wasaga Beach have too many cannabis retailers?

Simcoe News interviews Chris Jones to get his opinion on the oversaturation of cannabis retail stores in certain areas of Ontario, in particular – Wasaga Beach.

ADcann: Trailblazers with Chris Jones of CANNABIS XPRESS

This week’s Trailblazer is Chris Jones, Founder of CANNABIS XPRESS. With 7+  locations- they offer a quick, easy, hassle-free cannabis shopping experience!

Mjbizdaily: Ontario making cannabis delivery permanent for province’s 1,000-plus stores

Chris Jones, founder and president of CANNABIS XPRESS, said the legislative move will prompt some stores to start offering delivery, but it is not a service all retailers should build into their business models.

Ted rogers school of management: Celebrating an achievement

Chris Jones, the founder of CANNABIS XPRESS receives an award from Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. He received this award because of his professional and academic accomplishments, including the creation of CANNABIS XPRESS.

cannabis prospect magazine: A New Retail Model

Flip to page 32 to get an exclusive look at the brand strategy behind CANNABIS XPRESS in an illuminating article and interview with Chris Jones.

developers & chains: sixth CX Store Opening

News release from September 2021 about the sixth CANNABIS XPRESS store launch in Ridgetown, ON! This convenient location serves customers who want to purchase their cannabis products and accessories fast! CANNABIS XPRESS provides an easy and affordable shopping experience in the Ridgetown area.

Toronto star: Cannabis store set to open doors in Ridgetown in September

A news article about the upcoming CANNABIS XPRESS retail cannabis dispensary in Ridgetown, Ontario. Learn what sets us apart – Ridgetown, we can’t wait to become a part of your community.

developers & chains: Fifth CX Store Opening

News release from July 2021 about the fifth CANNABIS XPRESS store launch in Port Hope, ON! This convenient location serves customers who want to purchase their cannabis products and accessories fast! CANNABIS XPRESS provides an easy and affordable shopping experience in the Port Hope area.

MJ Biz Daily: Why Ontario marijuana retail operator Cannabis Xpress is betting on tiny stores

News release from April 2021 about the first CANNABIS XPRESS store launch in Brampton, ON! This store has served as our retail model and cornerstone of our dispensary business as we’ve grown. Customers love the fast, easy cannabis dispensary experience in the Brampton area.

Simcoe News: Wasaga’s newest cannabis retailer offers convenience, low prices

The Mayor and City Council of Wasaga beach cut the ribbon at CANNABIS XPRESS Wasaga! This is big news for Wasaga Beach – previously customers could only access cannabis legally through overpriced dispensaries. Now they can come by our pick-up location for a better experience and more affordable pricing on the products they already enjoy.

Developers and Chains: First CX Store Opening

News release from April 2021 about the first CANNABIS XPRESS store launch in Brampton, ON! This store has served as our retail model and cornerstone of our dispensary business as we’ve grown. Customers love the fast, easy cannabis dispensary experience in the Brampton area.

Ontario Cannabis Store: Meet an Authorized Cannabis Retailer Dedicated to Making Their Stores Accessible and Inclusive

Read through this feature on inclusive and accessible cannabis retail in Ontario. We are working hard to make sure all customers can be served at CANNABIS XPRESS in a simple, efficient, inclusive and accessible manner. If you have any other suggestions on what we can do, please contact us!

DEVELOPERS AND CHAINS:
CONTINUES SMALL TOWN SEArCH

Not yet a year old, the CANNABIS XPRESS chain of boutique cannabis stores opens its eighth location later this week. The 1200 square foot unit with about 400 feet of retail space opens at 237 Josephine St. in Wingham in Southwestern Ontario.  Wingham is a community in North Huron in Southwestern Ontario. Due to current safety measures, the store will open with online ordering and curbside pickup.  The CANNABIS XPRESS chain focuses on the smaller, underserved Ontario markets with a format that features limited product choices with an emphasis placed on speed and convenience in the smaller, clean and convenient locations.

Business of Cannabis: Cannabis companies need to think more about their customer

Offers an enlightening look at the changing landscape in the Canadian dispensary world. This article features CANNABIS XPRESS and other retailers with unique strategies to service the customer first and foremost, with any other business strategies designed to support this primary goal