GLO Discontinued in Canada
Late in 2019 all GLO products were removed from the GLO Canada website. When you landed on the site you saw a navy blue background with white writing that said ‘GLO is no longer available.’ At first there was no explanation provided on the website, so we figured that perhaps it was in preparation for launching GLO Nano and GLO Pro internationally. We kept an eye on the site since then.
On March 01, 2019 we noticed something new; a small link that said ‘Learn Why.’ We clicked on the link and were directed to a page that informed us that GLO is being discontinued in Canada.
This is incredibly frustrating, but sadly not surprising. The Heat-Not-Burn industry in Canada is weak compared to regions like Asia and Eastern Europe. Heat-Not-Burn is not well-known in Canada, which means that individuals interested in harm reduction almost always purchase vape products. It seems that Imperial Tobacco, the Canadian distributor of GLO and a British American Tobacco subsidiary, took this into account when choosing to discontinue GLO, as they are openly promoting Vype, their vaping brand, instead.
For Canadian GLO users this is quite sad as they will now have to ship GLO products into the country.
For, IQOS, the last Heat-Not-Burn retailer standing in Canada, this is both good and bad. On one hand, IQOS no longer has any competition in the Canadian market. On the other hand this may spell doom for the entire Heat-Not-Burn industry here. Perhaps GLO was smart cutting their loses and focusing on a more profitable product line. We will have to see how things progress.
To read more about Heat-Not-Burn in Canada, click here.
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