The Future Burns Bright for CBD

For years, hemp and cannabidiol – better known as CBD – remained relegated to the fringes of the CPG market. But they broke into the mainstream in 2018, in a big way, growing into a $390 million market. Industry analysts expect that to continue,...

Crunch Time for CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been making headlines in 2019 with key enforcement decisions and policy discussions affecting the dietary supplement industry. Some of the next steps seemed almost predictable, until the newswire blew up...

Why I’m Attending Expo West 2019

With one week left before the Natural World Products Expo West conference lands in Anaheim, California, the buzz continues to build. As a veteran participant, I’m looking forward to attending the event with the TraceGains team. Who wouldn’t be...

CBD Outlook for Food, Supplement Makers

After a chaotic end-of-term rush, Congress finally passed a new “Farm Bill” just before the holiday break last year. In a significant development for farmers and hemp-product manufacturers, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 allows the...