The Asian CBD market has another UK hopeful knocking on the door—wellness brand, Infused Amphora. Following announcements in September that UK wholesaler and white label manufacturer of cannabis-based products Always Pure Organics Ltd had launched what it describes as a “new Asia foothold” in Japan, and that Love Hemp Group plc, a UK supplier of CBD and hemp products, had agreed a distribution partnership for Asia with eCargo Holdings Ltd, Infused Amphora has entered the Hong Kong market.
The Infused Amphora brand is owned by Amphora Health Ltd, under the parent company Infused Products International Ltd (IPI Canada). The firm has announced a partnership with SmartCBD, a specialist CBD retailer with three shops in Hong Kong, and a website and online store offering 20 brands. SmartCBD is a sub-brand of the Hong Kong health and sports supplement retailer Smart Supplement founded in 2015.
SmartCBD is now stocking two product categories in the Infused Amphora brand: ultra-high strength CBD-infused oil tinctures and premium organic CBD vape cartridges.
CEO of Amphora Health Angus Taylor comments, “Over the past year we have focused on establishing Infused Amphora as a leading CBD brand in the United Kingdom and European Union. From this strong foundation we are now positioning Infused Amphora as a leading global CBD brand, with plans to extend our business strategy to other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Hong Kong presents Amphora Health with a tremendous opportunity to expand our presence with a range of additional products, including a therapeutic sports cream and CBD-infused mints.”
David Wong, a co-founder of SmartCBD, adds, “We are thrilled to partner with Amphora Health and establish their presence in Hong Kong. Our team has more than ten years of retail experience in health and supplements, while our e-commerce websites have over 1.5 million cumulative users, and we also have three physical stores at the heart of Hong Kong’s bustling areas Mong Kok, Kwun Tong and Causeway Bay.
“SmartCBD has a deep understanding of the health needs of the Hong Kong people. In our experience, the local CBD market is growing steadily as consumers seek out natural wellness solutions. It is exciting to be at the spearhead of this emerging industry while working with a brand partner we trust.”