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Are Retailers Ready for the CBD Explosion?

Sales of products containing CBD have grown four times faster this year than CPG products overall, market analysts IRI and BDSA find.


Walmart Gives Shoppers the (Salad)Works

The mega-retailer's recently inked deal with Saladworks parent company WOWorks and Ghost Kitchen Brands could lead to 1,000 of the fast casual Saladworks in Walmart locations by the end of 2022.

Retailers and consumers are paying more attention to nontoxic wellness.

Heinen's has launched Club Fx, an innovative health and wellness program that includes dietitians who will assess the nutritional value of shoppers' carts and pantries.

The pandemic drives sales in cookware and cleaning products for consumers confined to, and investing in, their homes.

An informed staff is the starting point for educating consumers on the uses and potential benefits of cannabidiol products.

Beverages, topicals and gummies are popular, despite lack of FDA approval.

Boredom drives the surge in between-meal noshing.

Sales climb of high-end, economical and fringe pet products.

Why this beverage—flat, fizzy or enhanced—is resonating with consumers now

Consumers who are spending more time at home amid the pandemic are buying more treats and toys for their four-legged family members.

From lab-grown meats to good old-fashioned comfort foods, what will be hot in the year ahead.

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