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COVID Aftershocks in Grocery CBD

The pandemic has shifted grocery retailing online, and CBD products are no exception.


Pet Products Carve a Niche in CBD

The largest trend in the CBD/hemp category is pet products.

Two of the five CBD subcategories experiencing the highest growth are beverages, Nielsen data shows.

More than 50% of grocery stores carry at least one CBD item, a 123% increase, new research shows.

Industry leaders respond to the latest agency statement that noted expanded educational efforts.

Manufacturers are responding to the pandemic and may see online sales increase while retail sales decline.

Still in its nascent stages, the CBD market could be a boon for retailers if they understand the products that sell and who is buying them.

Hemp is legally allowed to be grown again, but CBD products remain in limbo as the FDA has done little to clear up confusion.

Industry experts give their take on prominent themes in the category, despite regulatory uncertainties.

A look at topical products and why consumers and retailers alike are flocking to the CBD segment.

A CBD survey reveals that health and wellness trends are a key factor in consumer adoption of CBD product.

Measure in appropriations bill would require the agency to issue a temporary guidance on CBD while it develops a permanent rule.

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