Estades' expertise in the world of retail and premium consumer packaged goods make him a well-suited leader of the CCA, and an asset to GABY's Board of Directors, shareholders and stakeholders
SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 12, 2021 / GABY Inc. ("GABY" or the "Company") (CSE:GABY) (OTCQB:GABLF), a California consolidator of cannabis dispensaries and the parent company of San Diego's Mankind Dispensary ("Mankind"), is proud to congratulate Board Member Javier Estades on his recent appointment as Chairman of the Cigar Association of America.
Mr. Estades, in addition to his board appointment with GABY, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of cigar giant Tabacalera USA Inc., whose portfolio includes highly respected brands such as Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, H. Upmann, Casa de Garcia and others.
"Javier brings a tremendous knowledge of the premium retail and CPG environments to GABY, and we congratulate him on his appointment with the CAA" said GABY Founder and CEO Margot Micallef. "We look forward to benefiting from Javier's expansive expertise as we continue to make steps towards multi-unit retail consolidation."
Founded in 1937, the Cigar Association of America is a national association which represents large swaths of the cigar industry, including importers, distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers.
Mr. Estades thanked GABY for their support, saying "The similarities between the high-end cigar industry and the cannabis industry are many. Success in both the premium cigar world and the cannabis world is founded on providing a high quality customer experience and as such engender substantial brand loyalty. I've greatly enjoyed playing an active role in GABY's success, and see a bright future based on the tremendous brand loyalty enjoyed by their flagship Mankind Dispensary. I look forward to sharing my experience and having an active role in what I believe will be a highly successful California wide retail brand. I would like to thank GABY Inc. and Margot for their warm and public congratulations."
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About GABY Inc.
GABY Inc. is a California-focused retail consolidator and the owner of Mankind Dispensary, one of the oldest licensed dispensaries in California. Mankind is a well-known, and highly respected dispensary with deep roots in the California cannabis community operating in San Diego, California. GABY curates and sells a diverse portfolio of products, including its own proprietary brands, Lulu's™ and Kind Republic™ through Mankind, manufactures Kind Republic, and distributes all its proprietary brands through its wholly owned subsidiary, Wild West Industries Inc.. A pioneer in the industry with a strong management team having experience in retail, consolidation, and cannabis, GABY is poised to grow its retail operations both organically and through acquisition.
GABY's shares trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange ("CSE") under the symbol "GABY" and on the OTCQB under the symbol "GABLF". For more information on GABY, visit GABYInc.com.
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Each of Mankind and Wild West Industries, are subsidiaries of GABY and hold a cannabis license in the State of California. Readers are cautioned that unlike in Canada which has Federal 032320-F legislation uniformly governing the cultivation, distribution, sale and possession of medical cannabis under the Cannabis Act (Federal), in the United States ("U.S."), cannabis is largely regulated at the State level. Cannabis is legal in the State of California; however, cannabis remains illegal under U.S. federal laws. Notwithstanding the permissive regulatory environment of cannabis at the State level, cannabis continues to be categorized as a controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act in the U.S. and as such, cannabis-related practices or activities, including without limitation, the manufacture, importation, possession, use or distribution of cannabis are illegal under U.S. federal law. To the knowledge of the Company, the businesses operated by each of GABY's subsidiaries are conducted in a manner consistent with the State law of California, as applicable, and are in compliance with regulatory and licensing requirements applicable in the State of California, respectively. However, readers should be aware that strict compliance with State laws with respect to cannabis will neither absolve GABY, or its subsidiary of liability under U.S. federal law, nor will it provide a defense to any federal proceeding in the U.S. which could be brought against any of GABY, or its subsidiary. Any such proceedings brought against GABY, or its subsidiary may materially adversely affect the Company's operations and financial performance generally in the U.S. market specifically.
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