CANNA Best Before Date Policy

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The dates on the CANNA products are not "expiry" dates as you would see on milk or meat where after a certain date things can get really freaky. They are Best Before Dates (BBD).

Mineral nutrients are characteristically very stable when formulated correctly. When storage conditions are optimal, they will remain in perfect condition many years after manufacture and way beyond the BBD printed on the bottles.

The dates we print on the bottle represent the extent to which we have tested, trialled and proven (under normal storage conditions) that the product will perform at its peak. It is the time period in which we guarantee it. It does not mean the product is degrading beyond that date, simply that we did not test it beyond that period.

Even though CANNA is the world’s best-selling brand of plant technologies, it is the retailers’ responsibility to ensure effective stock rotation and order amounts they can sell within a reasonable time frame. If the product has been sitting on the shelves and has not been opened and/or contaminated by dirty measuring tools, it is most probably still optimal.

We guarantee our valued retail partners a minimum of 3 months within the “best before” date (BBD) on full priced CANNA stock and all stock is sold as “firm stock”. i.e. we will not accept returns on out of date stock if supplied with minimum 3 months sale date left on it.

Your store can always order single bottles if you are not confident to sell 30 x 250ml bottles in 3-6 months.

Occasionally we may offer appealing incentives to purchase low dated stock. We offer stock with 3 months or less shelf life at half the wholesale price (That is a 2 for 1 policy for stock with 3 months or less BBD). We recommend you to then on sell it at half the RRP or less to ensure quick sales and/or also gain new customers for example.

Should you take advantage and purchase low dated 250ml stock cheap for example, we recommend giving it away free with the purchase of a 1L product as a bonus offer or a 2 for 1 offer.

For stock that you paid full price for and is now close to the BBD, you are still making a profit when you run a special to push the product out to customers, such as example above or cross selling, i.e. buy a CANNAzym 1L and get a Rhizotonic 250ml free (25% off).

Purchase of any low dated items requires you to sign a "CANNA Acceptance of Short Dated Stock notice" This will ensure that we are working together in managing any potential low best before dated stock.

Most CANNA products have an extended BBD of three years, but there are some exceptions. Below you can find a list with the shelf life of all the different products.

Product Shelf life in years:

CANNA Nutrients
CANNA Terra Vega                         3
CANNA Terra Flores                       3


CANNA Aqua Vega A                     3
CANNA Aqua Vega B                     3


CANNA Aqua Flores A                    3
CANNA Aqua Flores B                    3


CANNA Coco A                                3
CANNA Coco B                                3


CANNA Classic Vega A                  3
CANNA Classic Vega B                  3


CANNA Classic Flores A                3
CANNA Classic Flores B                3


BIOCANNA Bio Flores                    3
BIOCANNA Bio Vega                      3 


CANNA Additives

CANNA RHIZOTONIC                    1
CANNA PK 13/14                             5
CANNAZYM                                     3
CANNABOOST Accelerator           3


BIOCANNA BioBOOST                  3

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