So, the “misunderstood plant” and the young Greek entrepreneurs involved with it, innovating and showing the appropriate seriousness at the same time, find open skies into the international market.
The cooperation agreement between Easy Group with the greek “Hempoil Natural products” sets a milestone not only for the sake of the success and the acknowledgment of the efforts of the company which is considered to be top in the field of cannabis trading in Greece, but also for the potential of the brand as a whole to fiercely expand into the international market.
Following is the relevant press release.
ATHENS, 7 JANUARY 2020
THE INNOVATIVE ONLINE CBD PRODUCTS SALES PLATFORM
POWERED BY EASY™ AND HEMPOIL NATURAL PRODUCTS
Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who owns all the easy trademarks of (easy family of brands www.easy.com and easyGroup.com.gr for Greece), exclusively cooperates through his easyGroup with the greek company Hempoil Natural Products, in a mutual aim to create the pioneer online platform for selling cannabis products with CBD, called easyHemp.gr. The platform attempts to combine the well-known easy trademark with the knowledge and the great variety of products provided by Hempoil Natural Products.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Christos Botsis while signing the cooperation agreement between easyGroup and Hempoil.
Hempoil Natural Products is the first company in Greece (since 2016) that specializes in the import, distribution, sale and also cultivation of organic industrial cannabis-based products (Cannabis Sativa L), whose main component is Cannabidiol (CBD), a non – psychoactive cannabinoid. Hempoil is the official exclusive distributor of the biggest European cannabinoid brand, enecta™ for Greece and Cyprus. At the same time, the company has a strong presence in the field of franchising, while dynamically contributing to raising awareness among the scientists of the health care and research society regarding the therapeutic properties of Cannabidiol (CBD).
easyHemp.gr was created for the consumers who prefer shopping online, love a healthy lifestyle and are interested in natural organic cannabis products with CBD (cannabidiol). Through easyHemp.gr they are able to choose from a huge range of products, receiving their order safely via courier in discreet, recyclable packaging.
The cornerstone for Hempoil’s collaboration with Stelios Haji-Ioannou and easyGroup, which was formalized in September 2019, has been the successful annual institution “SIR STELIOS HAJI-IOANNOU AWARDS, BUSINESS INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR”. Specifically, in 2018 Hempoil Natural Products took the 5th place and became the first Greek CBD product company in the history of the institution to receive an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award, while in 2019 it took the first place among 74 competitors as it achieved, in just one year, to far exceed its original turnover and profitability forecasts.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Hempoil® Team receiving the first place at “Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs in Greece 2019.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder and president of easyGroup, said: “The online platform easyHemp.gr is an ambitious and innovative venture that takes advantage of the enormous potential offered by the industrial cannabis market and responds best to the needs of modern consumers. At the same time, we are more than happy to cooperate with another winner of the Business Startup of the Year Award, Hempoil Natural Products, demonstrating in practice that this institution promotes sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation in the country.” It must be pointed out here that the previous award winners have already joined the family of easy brands (such as easyFerry.com, easyGreece.tours and easyFly.travel).
Mr. Christos Botsis, founder of Hempoil® stated in regard to the collaboration with easyGroup: “It is a great honor and recognition for us that Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet™ and easyGroup™, chose to integrate us into the group’s potential. We are very happy about this cooperation, which enables us to open our wings not only in Greece but also in the international market. “