COVID-19

Covid-19 has made life very difficult for retail businesses in general but what impact has the pandemic had on the market for CBD products?

All of our independently researched analysis of how Covid-19 has impacted the industry can be accessed from this section. From breaking news on regulatory developments and business issues to our in-house experts’ post-pandemic market forecasts – it’s all here.

Did COVID-19 have much of an impact on 4/20 sales?

8th May 2020 - Blog |

The answer is not quite clear. A lot of companies reported no drop or even increases in sales compared to the previous year. There could be several reasons for this. Firstly, all cannabinoid-related products are still part of a growing industry. Increases from a low base are not surprising and it is difficult to calculate […]

Will COVID lead to delays in regulatory procedures?

1st May 2020 - Blog |

The ongoing pandemic lockdown looks to be ending in some areas with easing of measures in numerous jurisdictions. But the months lost – and continued social distancing measures which will not be entirely lifted in the near future – will have an impact on regulation going forward. However official sources are unlikely to admit and […]

What aid is available for US CBD firms affected by coronavirus?

24th April 2020 - Blog |

CBD businesses in the US that have seen business impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and associated social measures could be eligible for a variety of state aid programmes. Extra funding for the programmes was just approved by both the US House of Representatives and Senate, with Trump expected to sign eminently. The extra funds means the […]

Podcast: CBD industry analysis during the COVID-19

24th April 2020 - Podcasts , Resources |

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, regardless of location, there is an overwhelming sense of uncertainty in the CBD industry. In this special episode, Tim Phillips – the founder and managing director of CBD-Intel — provides some analysis relating to the three main areas impacted in CBD industry: demand, supply, and regulation; however, he believes that it is too early to discuss the long-term impacts.

How the COVID-19 crisis may impact the CBD market?

17th April 2020 - Blog |

Closures of non-essential retail will be far and away the largest factor impacting on CBD markets across the globe. It is estimated that up to 90% of offline sales in markets such as the UK happen through channels that would be deemed non-essential. And while some of that trade will transition to online channels, many […]

Covid-19 has had a major impact on the livelihoods of retailers across the board, and CBD is no exception. One of the unprecedented impacts of the global pandemic is that consumers’ buying patterns have been reshaped in a way that has affected business all around the globe.

The ultimate impact on how market growth will be affected by the pandemic is yet to be determined, but we will be keeping a close eye on developments, looking at changing consumption patterns and consumer preferences and how buying behaviour will develop and change in the post-pandemic world.

We’ll also be reporting on Big Tobacco’s entrance into the CBD market and observing the impact the major players will have on business as they acquire new businesses and launch new products.

Access the latest developments impacting retailers from this page.