Sunsoil has announced that its organic hemp CBD oil products will be made more available in retail terms. These are the fruits of a partnership with several retail locations including The Vitamin Shoppe, Lucky’s markets, Earthfare and Fresh Thymes. The vertically integrated manufacturer of whole plant CBD oil will avail its products including softgels, tinctures, Rollout to bring 65% more CBD items to stores in 10 states
Sunsoil CBD Products Now at The Vitamin Shoppe, Fresh Thyme, Earthfare and Lucky’s Markets
Sunsoil has announced that its organic hemp CBD oil products will be made more available in retail terms. These are the fruits of a partnership with several retail locations including The Vitamin Shoppe, Lucky’s markets, Earthfare and Fresh Thymes.
The vertically integrated manufacturer of whole plant CBD oil will avail its products including softgels, tinctures, and capsules. With Vitamin Shoppe holding over 400 stores, Sunsoil now boasts over 1,200 retail distribution locations.
The VP and GMM of The Vitamin Shoppe, Lisa Harnisch expressed her excitement at adding Sunsoil products to the high-quality assortment of CBD products that they offer their customers. She also expressed her faith in the quality of the production processes of Sunsoil products quoting their third-party lab tests, organic farming and certified extraction processes.
Since the beginning of the year, the company has increased its retail market share and consequently established itself as the top manufacture of ingestible-only CBD products. Sunsoil is the only company of its size that uses lipid infusion to extract its CBD oil. This method uses organic coconut or MCT oil, rather than CO2 or harsh solvents such as alcohol etc. As a testament to the popularity of its products, each of them is in the top 10% in its category.
The Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Sunsoil, Bobby McConnell rejoiced in the partnership as well as their brand’s popularity among retailers. He also praised the knowledge of the retailers in CBD matters, quoting that as a reflection of the reliability of Sunsoil’s products.
By the end of this year, Sunsoil expects to have its products in more than 1,600 stores.
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Fresh Thyme Farmers Market boosts CBD product lineup
Specialty grocer Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is ramping up its CBD product selection with nearly 100 new items.
Fresh Thyme said Tuesday that it’s rolling out 99 new CBD (cannabidiol) products to its current lineup of 152 CBD items. To be available at Fresh Thyme stores in 10 states, the products being added span the health and beauty, supplement and pet categories.
“As we continue our commitment to promoting healthy living, we are excited to announce the expansion of our CBD items in the health and beauty, supplement and pet product categories,” Jonathan Lawrence, senior director of grocery and natural living at Fresh Thyme, said in a statement.
Fresh Thyme introduced CBD products at stores in November 2016. The Downers Grove, Ill.-based chain said that it has since rapidly expanded its CBD assortment in response to shopper demand and input, as the initial two-shelf CBD space grew into an eight-foot display.
The new CBD offerings — which will expand the number of CBD products at stores by 65% — include 52 topical health and beauty items, 31 supplements and 16 pet products, carried at Fresh Thyme locations in Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Through educational efforts ranging from offsite training hosted by CBD vendors to in-store events, Fresh Thyme noted that it “goes above and beyond” to make sure its store associates are well-trained, knowledgeable and able to help customers select CBD products that are right for them.
“We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a wide product selection and in-store employees who can help educate them on the benefits of CBD,” Lawrence added.
Fresh Thyme said it consults with industry experts to ensure all CBD products meet state and Food and Drug Administration rules and regulations. To that end, the retailer emphasized that it engages in a “thorough and rigorous” review of each CBD vendor and item put on shelves.
For example, all supplements must be manufactured in a cGMP facility and have a Certificate of Analysis (COA) on every lot number, according to Fresh Thyme. The company said it also requires all CBD manufacturers to include a QR code on their labels so customers can access a CBD product’s COA, which provides information on cannabinoid content. Federal law requires that hemp-derived CBD must contain less than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Overall, Fresh Thyme operates 77 stores in 11 states, primarily in the upper Midwest.