Consumers will soon be able to get CBD products, including creams, patches and sprays, in select Walgreens stores across Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois and Indiana.
The cannabis packaging market has undergone significant growth, and various companies in many segments have recently launched recyclable packaging — such as metal cans, compostable cellophane bags and compostable pouches. Product marketing through packaging should be a focus, but meeting local and federal laws is critical for success.
U.S. sales of cannabis-based drinks jumped to $86 million in 2018, according to a new report. The market is expected to surge to over $1.4 billion in 2023, even with some regulatory restrictions remaining.
Dixie Brands Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Aceso Wellness LLC. is expanding its line-up of hemp-infused wellness products, with a line of dissolvable drink tablets and a new topical balm.
Specialty retailer Barneys New York plans to open The High End, a luxury cannabis lifestyle and wellness concept shop. The High End will open in Barneys New York's Beverly Hills flagship store in March, featuring an exclusive partnership with cannabis company Beboe.
With medical and/or recreational use of cannabis being legalized, we asked: Is your business diving into the cannabis market? Survey responses suggest that 37 percent are getting into the sector, with an additional 21 percent planning to add it to their business in the future.
From a packaging perspective, the legalization of marijuana — or more appropriately, taking it from prescription-only use to recreational — isn’t unusually complicated. Protect the product from moisture and oxygen. What about light? I’m not sure, but I guess there are those who will know.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!