Kroger Will Sell CBD-Infused Products In 945 Stores; GGB Plans 280 CBD Shops By 2020 – Retail TouchPoints

Both Kroger and GGB are capitalizing quickly on the growth of CBD, which has the potential to become a $22 billion industry by 2022, according to cannabis-focused research firm Brightfield Group.

Many other retailers are getting in on the CBD craze. GGB sells its Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy brand through an e-Commerce site and in 96 DSW stores. Drugstores including WalgreensCVS and Rite Aid, as well as health supplements retailers Vitamin Shoppe and GNC, have introduced CBD products to stores in a handful of states. Barneys New York opened a “cannabis lifestyle shop” in its Beverly Hills store called “The High End,” selling exclusive vaporizer pens and pastilles. Recess, which sells CBD-infused beverages online, opened its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City in February.

The increasingly popular CBD compound — unlike the cannabis plant that it derives from — is legal to sell, except as part of a food or

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