ACI Brands Inc. announced today that it has inked an agreement to take over the Canadian retail distribution of Korres, the “modern Greek apothecary” line of primarily skincare, centred on natural ingredients. Founded in 1996, the brand is already carried at Shoppers Drug Mart stores and on BeautyBoutique.ca.
Although details on future distribution plans are not yet available, in an official statement Korres founder George Korres characterized the partnership as “the next step in strengthening the brand’s [retail] presence” and brand awareness throughout Canada.
Based in Oakville, Ontario, ACI Brands is one of the country’s largest health and beauty distributors, supplying colour cosmetics, fragrances, nail care and other categories to department stores, drugstores, and mass and specialty retailers nationwide. The lines in its Beauty Division portfolio include Stila, Paul & Joe, Anna Sui, Ceramic Glaze, St. Tropez, Bliss and others.