Hemp Industry News for Hemp & CBD Retailers

Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store opening CBD beauty store within salon

The Saks Fifth Avenue department store chain announced that it will sell CBD skin-care products and nutritional supplements at its new salon in New York. The department store will include a CBD Beauty Corner at the chain’s flagship store’s salon, called The Salon Project. The new shop-in-shop concept launches on May 11 for Mother’s Day weekend, […]

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Chart: Brand plays critical role in CBD purchases

Even in the relatively new competitive market around CBD, consumers are turning to trusted companies and brands to acquire products with the cannabinoid. Nearly one-third of respondents to a survey from High Yield Insights said they purchase CBD products from a specific brand’s website – more than those who said they use a general online […]

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Elixinol buys 25% stake in Pet Releaf CBD brand

Elixinol has purchased a 25% stake in Altmeds, the manufacturer of hemp-derived CBD pet health brand Pet Releaf. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Denver-based Altmeds already gets its CBD from Elixinol, a Colorado producer of hemp-derived CBD extract. The Altmeds investment allows Elixinol to gain a foothold in the growing CBD pet-products […]

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The Vitamin Shoppe sells edible CBD supplements, against FDA guidance

The Vitamin Shoppe is the latest large retailer to announce it now carries CBD, but unlike other drugstore chains, the New Jersey-based company is selling edible CBD supplements and drops. The move goes against repeated warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  that CBD in food, cosmetics and dietary supplements remains illegal. With 700 stores […]

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Urban Outfitters joins retail rush to sell CBD products

Urban Outfitters entered into an agreement with New York-based cannabis company iAnthus Holdings to begin selling CBD products in six stores and online. The New York-based clothing and home decor retailer plans to begin selling CBD For Life – a line that includes topicals, cosmetics and tinctures – later this month. The agreement will place […]

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Sales of hemp products in Kentucky surged in 2018

Kentucky’s resurgent hemp sector flexed more economic clout in 2018, with processors reporting sharply higher sales and farmers reaping more than twice as much income from their crop. The state’s hemp processors reported $57.75 million in gross product sales last year, compared with $16.7 million in 2017, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said Monday. Processors […]

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