MIAMI, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - April 16, 2014) - Gilla Inc. ("Gilla" or the "Company") (OTCQB:GLLA) is pleased to announce it has entered into a three-year agreement with Lynch Medical Supplies Ltd. ("LMS") to exclusively supply, brand and distribute a new line of electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes"), vaporizers and e-liquids in Ireland called PharmaCig. LMS currently services 1,000 independent pharmacies in Ireland and will exclusively market and distribute the PharmaCig brand in that country for the term of the agreement.
Gilla's out-of-the-box sales and marketing solution includes premium e-cigarette, vaporizer and e-liquid product and packaging design, branding and logistics. The Company also specializes in the digital space and will be providing LMS with a PharmaCig-branded e-commerce website for an additional monthly recurring fee.
"The PharmaCig brand represents a great opportunity for Gilla to market its products to the pharmacy niche," said Graham Simmonds, CEO of Gilla. He added, "LMS is the ideal channel partner for us to enter this market and we will continue to look for similar channel partners in other countries to advance the PharmaCig brand."
Danny Yuranyi, President of Gilla commented that, "The level of growth and opportunity for the e-cigarette category in Ireland is amazing, and LMS has the experience and distribution network to maximize on it. Together we'll make sure the PharmaCig brand is a huge success."
About Gilla Inc.
Gilla Inc. designs, markets and distributes electronic cigarettes ("e-cigarettes"), vaporizers, e-liquids and related accessories. E-cigarettes and vaporizers are replacements for traditional cigarettes allowing smokers to reproduce the smoking experience. E-cigarettes and vaporizers do not burn tobacco and are not smoking cessation devices.
About Lynch Medical Supplies Ltd.
Lynch Medical Supplies was founded in 2003 by John Lynch. It started out as the sole distributor of Arthrex, one of the world's leading Orthopaedic sports injury companies, and has become one of the leading distributors for the pharmaceutical and retail branches of the healthcare industry in Ireland.
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