LAS VEGAS, June 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- After battling through the shut-down by shifting to local delivery and curbside, while maintaining full staffing of over 300 employees, Planet 13 looks forward to the return of Vegas tourism.
The State mandated dispensary limitation of no more than 10 people at-a-time has been lifted, and visitors are flocking back to Las Vegas with many hotels and casinos welcoming back tourists.
"This has been a very challenging time for all businesses especially for those of us who cater to the tens-of-millions of tourists who visit Las Vegas each year," said Bob Groesbeck, Planet 13 Co-CEO. "We are located next to The Strip and historically most of our customers have come from out of town, so when flights, conventions and tourism were put on hold by the pandemic we took action."
Planet 13 doubled-down on helping the community, utilizing its new restaurant, Trece, to donate more than 7,000 meals to local seniors at risk, while in that process keeping restaurant staff on the job. Planet 13 also provided free meals for employees at Trece. Now the restaurant is open again for locals and tourists to enjoy.
Planet 13 also built a connection with local customers by increasing its delivery fleet to over 30 vehicles and keeping its doors open within the state-mandated limited dispensary capacity, and by implementing extensive safety measures during the pandemic.
The result - Planet 13 is in a stronger position to grow its local customer base, and as highlighted in its June 1, 2020, Q1 earnings it accounted for 10% of all retail cannabis sales for the entire Nevada market.
"We are incredibly proud of the way our staff adapted and worked together to keep our business strong during this difficult time, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome back our past customers and new visitors from around the world to experience Planet 13," said Bob Groesbeck. "While we all hope the worst of the pandemic is over we want to ensure customers that we will continue to follow CDC guidelines with extensive cleaning/sanitization of all touch points and throughout our facility, social distancing, mask wearing and we have hand-cleaning stations everywhere. We welcome the world back, safely."
About Planet 13
Planet 13 (http://www.planet13holdings.com) is a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Nevada, with award-winning cultivation, production and dispensary operations in Las Vegas - the entertainment capital of the world. Planet 13's mission is to build a recognizable global brand known for world-class dispensary operations and a creator of innovative cannabis products. Planet 13's common shares trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the symbol PLTH and on the OTCQX under the symbol PLNHF.
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