Retail

The CBD-Intel Retail hub provides access to our research on market and regulatory issues that impact the sale of CBD both in retail outlets and online.

From consumers’ preferred brands to the impact of Covid-19 on online sales, our analysts regularly talk to retailers and share their insights and data in reports and briefings that can be accessed on these pages.

Is delta-8 THC really the next big thing?

14th April 2021 - Blog |

From a consumer/market perspective, it certainly looks like delta-8 THC is the most promising minor cannabinoid. It has quickly overtaken others such as CBG and CBN in terms of general awareness and – anecdotally – in terms of interest from companies and consumers alike. The appeal appears to be that it acts as a “lighter” version of delta-9 […]

What impact will the EC’s decision to permit the use of extracts from the whole plant in cosmetics have on the industry as a whole?

28th January 2021 - Blog |

The decision – which should be noted is still only preliminary, though almost certainly to be confirmed with subsequent updating of the cosmetics ingredients (CosIng) database – should allow a wider range of cosmetic products onto the market. Exactly how much of an impact the change – when it eventually is confirmed – will make […]

Do CBD firms expect much of a January uptick in sales?

18th December 2020 - Blog |

It seems many of the firms CBD-Intel has talked to see a similar story for January sales, focused on resolutions or upticks in health and wellness – as was predicted for the holidays sales period stretching from Black Friday at the end of November into the gift-giving Christmas and other holidays period through December. Overall, […]

Topicals report, Q1 2020

16th July 2020 - Market reports |

This report addresses the evolution of the topicals category and the common characteristics and main differences between eight European countries and the US, covering product segmentation and pricing

Could subscription services boost CBD sales during times of restricted offline retail and social distancing?

18th June 2020 - Blog |

Subscription services do offer potential benefits to CBD companies. Those benefits come with risks, which may be managed. But the key question for anyone interested in creating such a service is whether they prefer to market to early adopters that have done their research and know what products they want or to consumers with limited CBD knowledge in order to give them the chance to try products they may otherwise have overlooked.

Covid-19 has had a major impact on the livelihoods of retailers across the board, and CBD is no exception. The unprecedented events have reshaped consumers’ buying patterns 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.